President Joe Biden has become increasingly unpopular throughout his first year in office as voters express opposition to various aspects of his agenda.
Now, Fox News personality Tucker Carlson believes the president’s low approval rating could signal an end for the Democratic Party altogether.
“If these new polling numbers are right, even if they’re just sort of right, this is the end of the Democratic Party as a governing majority,” Carlson said this week, according to the Daily Caller.
Carlson went on to note that it is “a very bad combination” to see the Democratic Party in control of the White House and Congress while experiencing a decline in popularity.
“Regimes in decline tend to become dangerous,” he said. “As they weaken, they get increasingly desperate and ruthless.”
In a recent NPR/PBS News Hour/Marist poll, Biden’s approval rating was 41%. Among independent voters, that number was a dismal 29%. Despite the president’s campaign pledge to be a unifying figure, a paltry 4% of Republicans approve of his job performance.
As for Carlson’s claim that the party is doomed, current trends indicate that might be true — at least in the short term. Next year’s midterms are widely expected to result in a new GOP majority on Capitol Hill and a growing number of Democratic lawmakers are announcing their retirement from Congress.
“They’ve been rejected by voters. Democracy doesn’t work for them anymore,” Carlson said. “That means they can no longer operate within democratic boundaries.”
“Democracy doesn’t work for them”
Instead of maintaining control legitimately, Carlson said that Democrats “invent domestic enemies and national panics to keep themselves in charge.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) currently holds power on the strength of just a few critical seats and her party is at risk of losing its majority if any of them go to the Republican candidate next year. Furthermore, a series of GOP victories in off-year elections held last month point to a possible red wave in 2022.
Jason Miller, a one-time adviser to former President Donald Trump, signaled in a tweet this week that a new Republican majority would likely be investigating what Democrats have been doing during their time in control.
“The payback will be sweet,” he declared.