Joe Biden’s presidency is all but finished if he doesn’t make a course correction soon, a former Clinton pollster has warned.
Mark Penn told Fox News’ The Story that Biden’s “spectacularly low” approval ratings show that a second Biden term is a “virtual impossibility.”
Biden has “spectacularly low” odds of
A new Quinnipiac poll found that a measly 26 percent of independents approve of Biden, while just 33 percent of voters overall approve.
Democrats were the exception, with 76 percent in approval. The way things stand, Penn said, Biden hasn’t got a shot at a second term.
“These are spectacularly low [approval] numbers. To really get down to it, only a third being favorable and in the 20s on independents, of course makes [Biden’s] re-election a virtual impossibility,” he said.
With the worst inflation in forty years and rising crime dampening the national mood, Biden’s approval ratings have been hovering in the low 40s. The dire political terrain has Democrats panicked about losing Congress in November’s midterm elections.
The chaos of life in the Biden era has left many questioning Biden’s promises of competent leadership, and the political climate has forced Biden to recalculate the FDR-sized audacity of his early months in office, when he tried to push an ultra-liberal agenda that voters never asked for through Congress.
Is Biden finished?
At times, Biden’s increasingly obvious and concerning cognitive decline has appeared to reflect the dismal trajectory of the nation. In his latest humiliating gaffe, the oldest president in American history was spotted shaking hands with the thin air on Thursday.
Of course, there has long been speculation that Biden’s rise in 2020 was a cynical, one-and-done deal by the establishment to get rid of President Trump, and Biden is widely seen as too old to run for a second term.
The good news for Biden is that he can turn things around, Penn said — but his administration needs to make a dramatic turn to the political middle to avoid a “tornado” in the midterms. That means getting serious about securing the border, holding criminals accountable, and getting inflation in check.
“And frankly, they’ve had month after month here to do something to turn around on inflation, on immigration, on Ukraine, on crime. And they just haven’t done it. They have done small little incremental changes. They need big changes to change some big numbers.”
In the meantime, President Trump has been dropping hints of a 2024 campaign as he overtakes his floundering rival in the polls.