Friday, October 08, 2021

President Biden-- 38% Approval-- Awakening Underway?

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President Joe Biden's approval ratings have fallen to a record low, according to a Quinnipiac poll this week.

Only 38% of Americans now approve of his presidency---the lowest since he took office.

A closer look at the findings of the poll not only reveals a great deal about the man, Mr. Biden, it also gives an encouraging reflection of average, ordinary Americans: What we think and what we believe. 

Be informed, not misled. 

About Biden the politician.

President Biden is being hammered on all sides as his approval rating continues its downward slide to a number not seen since taking office.

Biden received negative scores in the double digits on all but one key issue when Americans were ask:

  • The response to the coronavirus: 48% approve, 50% disapprove.
  • The economy: 39% approve, 55% disapprove.
  • His job as Commander in Chief of US military: 37% approve, 58% disapprove.
  • Taxes: 37% approve, 54% disapprove.
  • Foreign policy: 34% approve, 58% disapprove.
  • Immigration issues: 25% approve, 67% disapprove.
  • Mexican border crises: 23% approve, 67% disapprove.

Many Americans, who voted for Joe Biden, thought they were voting for a so-called "moderate" Biden, the politician. But as it has quickly turned out, Biden has chosen to align himself with the far left radical progressive wing of his political party.

Independents have particularly been shocked at the political positions he has been taking.

About Biden the person.

Joe Biden is not the guy they thought he was:

  • Cares about average Americans: 49% say yes, 48% say no, compared to 58% yes, 37% no in April.
  • Is honest: 44% say yes, 50% say no, compared to 51% yes, 42% no in April.
  • Has good leadership skills: 41% yes, 56% no, compared to 52% yes and 44% no in April.

About the next election.

Last summer (2020) Cato published a national survey that found "self-censorship is on the rise in the United States." Nearly two-thirds, 62% of Americans, said they were afraid to express publicly what they really believe.

CATO noted that the fear crossed partisan lines: Majorities of Democrats 52%, Independents 59%, and Republicans 77% all agree they have political opinions they were afraid to share.

A Monmouth University Poll found that "more Americans were happy about Trump's loss than Biden's win."

Clearly, many who voted for Biden did so motivated by dislike or even hatred toward Trump.

Todd Blodgett worked in Ronald Reagan's White House. In June he wrote an op-ed for his hometown Des Moines Register newspaper. 

He is making the case that Trump could win the 2024 election because if only 23,000 votes spread across a few states flipped, that would put Trump back in the White House.

He says:

"As Biden and Kamala Harris foment this destructive insanity, many pro-USA citizens justifiably feel like horrified, handcuffed, blindfolded passengers in the back seat of a vehicle being driven by a drunkard at 100 miles per hour. When Ronald Reagan visited Des Moines in the fall of 1980, he told me that his opponent, President Jimmy Carter, made it 'easy' for him, 'because of how badly he's screwed things up.' Will Biden do the same?"

He concludes that he will.

No question there's buyer's remorse.

Should Trump run again? Or should someone who embraces Trump's policies run, with Trump's support?

About the American people

Wayne Allyn Root wrote an interesting article for Town Hall in May, titled: "Why the American People Have Turned Against Biden."

He says, "Something remarkable is happening in America," then gives a lot of survey data that reveals Trump is still at historic levels of Republican support ---89% on economic policies, 88% on immigration, 73% on race, etc.

He notes there are several reasons for this. First, Root says, Americans don't believe Biden is the rightful president. The silent majority, he says, believes that Biden and the Democrats rigged and stole the election. Second, no one in the right mind believes Biden got more votes than former presidents Obama and Clinton. And third, Americans have seen the radical Biden agenda that wants to take over America, clearly perpetrated by globalists who want to destroy this country.

I believe, as Root alludes to, Americans now understand the intimidation tactics of the radical Left.

They've seen the vile hatred that was directed at Trump---and now conservatives in general. They've seen the mayor of Chicago announce she will only do interviews with journalists who are not white---because of racism.

Americans have seen the Black Lives Matter and Antifa groups rioting, looting, burning, and causing anarchy. They've seen the censorship, banning, and hatred inflicted on conservatives by social media and woke corporations. They've seen Palestinian mobs beating Jews in Los Angles and New York. Radical leftists have set this nation on fire.

Americans, whether Democrat or Republican, know this is wrong---and it doesn't represent what they believe. 

Most Americans don't want a socialist country, don't believe homosexuals are "born that way," don't hate minorities because of the color of their skin, don't believe men can have babies and don't believe you get to decide every day whether you are male or female, or something in between. And most Americans don't believe that America is so bad and so racist that it should be "remade" or "canceled."

And most Americans don't believe that government-run schools should take more authority over kids than their parents, and they don't believe parents who disagree with what the school is teaching are domestic terrorists. 

And most Americans don't believe America was founded in 1619.

And most Americans don't believe activists should disrupt someone's dinner to shout their political differences to everyone in the room---or follow people to a public restroom shouting disapproval of their beliefs. And they don't believe the President of the United States should shrug it off with, "That's typical."

President James Garfield, a hundred years after our Constitution was created, wrote an article titled "A Century of  Congress" that was published in the Atlantic.

In it he said:

"Now more than ever the people are responsible for the character of their Congress. If that body be ignorant, reckless and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness, and corruption. If it be intelligent, brave, and pure, it is because the people demand these high qualities to represent them in the national legislature...If the next centennial does not find us a great will be because those who represent the enterprise, the culture, and the morality of the nation do not aid in controlling the political forces."

I think Americans may be getting a little intolerant.

Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Vigilant. Be Engaged. Be Prayerful.