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Joe Biden’s Presidency in Terminal Decline

Posted on Wednesday, February 21, 2024
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by Andrew Shirley
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President Joe Biden delivers remarks at the inaugural convening of the White House Council

With less than nine months to go until Election Day, Democrats’ desperate efforts to reverse Joe Biden’s flagging poll numbers have shown few signs of success, and it increasingly appears as if the embattled president is in the midst of a terminal collapse in public support.

Public confidence in Biden is now so low that nearly half of American voters don’t even believe that Biden will make it to November as the Democrat nominee for president. According to a new Monmouth University poll released on February 15, 49 percent of likely voters believe Biden is in such poor health that he will be removed from his party’s ticket.

Moreover, just 32 percent of respondents said they were confident in the mental capacity and physical stamina of Joe Biden to lead the country.

This finding notably comes on the heels of a report from special counsel Robert Hur – a product of Biden’s own Department of Justice – which described the president as a “sympathetic, well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory.” The report also described several instances where Biden could not recall key moments in his own life, including when his son, Beau, died, and the exact years he served as vice president.

The Monmouth poll is only the latest in a series of grim survey results for the president. A Gallup poll released in January found that Biden’s third-year job approval rating, just 39.8 percent, is the worst since Jimmy Carter, who went on to lose re-election to Ronald Reagan in 1980.

Last December, the Presidential Leadership Index, one of the most accurate polling systems in recent electoral history which measures “favorability, job approval, and leadership,” announced that Joe Biden’s chances of winning reelection are “slim at best.” According to Newsweek, the study found that “Biden is currently showing ‘significant’ vulnerability in 18 key demographics heading into November’s race, up from just five in November.”

Overall, just 40.1 percent of Americans approve of Biden’s job performance in the latest RealClearPolitics (RCP) polling average, while 55.7 percent disapprove.

While Biden is deep underwater with the American people in virtually every policy area, a few issues in particular seem to be dragging him down.

The first and most obvious is immigration. According to RCP, Biden’s approval rating on his handling of immigration is a dismal 32.2 percent, while a full 63 percent of Americans disapprove.

Those numbers aren’t likely to get any better with illegal border crossings continuing to shatter historical records. In total, more than nine million people have crossed the border illegally since Biden took office – and that’s likely a vast undercount.

Biden also has major issues when it comes to the economy, which continues to be an area of frustration for voters despite the administration’s insistence that the economy is doing quite well. 39.4 percent of Americans approve of Biden’s handling of the economy according to RCP, while 56.8 percent disapprove.

On inflation, those numbers are even worse; 36.5 percent approve of what Biden has done to address inflation, while 61.3 percent disapprove. Although the White House often points to the largely strong stock market as evidence that “Bidenomics” is working, rising prices and other economic factors like high-interest rates mean most Americans are still struggling, and inflation means those high stock prices are less impressive than they first appear.

Finally, Biden continues to struggle with voters when it comes to his handling of foreign policy – ironic given that Biden was billed to voters in 2020 as an expert diplomat who would restore American prestige on the global stage (despite the fact, of course, that former President Donald Trump had done more than any U.S. leader in decades to bring about world peace). 37.5 percent of Americans approve of Biden’s handling of foreign policy according to RCP, compared to 58 percent who disapprove.

Looking back, one foreign policy fiasco in particular can be seen as the origin for all of Biden’s polling woes – the disastrous evacuation from Afghanistan in 2021.

That failure seemed to crystalize for voters that Biden was not up to the task of being president – either when it comes to foreign policy or any other matter. Although Biden came into office with a relatively robust 53 percent approval rating, it was after Afghanistan that more Americans disapproved than approved of Biden’s job performance for the first time, and his presidency has never recovered.

Since then, a string of other failures, combined with Biden’s obvious health issues, have provided little reason for voters to regain their confidence in the president. While Biden may have been able to overcome either concerns about his cognitive abilities or poor policy decisions with help from his allies in the corporate media, overcoming both is proving to be an all-but-impossible task.

Andrew Shirley is a veteran speechwriter and AMAC Newsline columnist. His commentary can be found on X at @AA_Shirley.

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PaulE
PaulE
1 month ago

So far, all I see is Biden running a repeat of the 2020 Democrat strategy of campaigning from the basement, while the MSM and various Democrat surrogates run a non-stop attack against Trump and anyone else that dares to poke their heads up to talk about the destruction Team Biden has inflicted on the country.

So far, I see no real effort by the Democrat party to ease old Joe out the door. No leaks of embarrassing data or “anonymous” sources coming forward to spill information about how enfeebled old Joe really is on a day-to-day basis.

The MSM continues to run cover to protect old Joe around the clock. Just look at the recent unified ring of protection the MSM threw around Biden after the Hur report. Everyone was repeating the same talking points within hours to paint Hur as an out-of-control traitor or rogue special council.

So, these continuous articles about Biden being finished and we have a clear path to an easy victory are more pablum than anything else. People need to realize that the election will be anything but easy, with the Democrats running multiple plays around the clock to try and engineer the outcome they want. Socialists and Marxists don’t surrender power once they have it. They do whatever they need to do to keep it and eliminate the opposition, by whatever means is at their disposal, to their rule. This is hard ball folks.

Michael forte
Michael forte
1 month ago

Biden and his whole family are corrupt! Except maybe his dog. Hunter is corrupt . James, Biden’s brother is corrupt and so is “ the big guy” this is shameful. Any President that puts his own country at risk for personal gains ie retain power, should be impeached and imprisoned.

Felix
Felix
1 month ago

Who are these 30+% that approve of Biden?

Amacer
Amacer
1 month ago

Even back in 2020, Biden already had problems drawing a crowd, was already exhibiting senility, and his reputation was already tainted with corruption and gaffes. That a man like Biden should win the highest number of presidential votes in presidential election history is unfathomable. The only way he could’ve garnered such a high number of votes was because he had to cheat the man capable of getting record-high votes, namely, Trump.
This man should never have been president.

Jim
Jim
1 month ago

Biden’s continuous re-elections reflect on just how uninformed and stupid many voters really are. Voting for a lifetime liar is a giant mistake.

Pat R
Pat R
1 month ago

The 32 percent who believe Biden is well and able to continue as president for another four years are deaf, blind and/or totally ignorant or non-caring of what this country has become under his present presidency. OR they are just die-hard Democrats who don’t care who it is in the WH as long as it’s their party.

Robert Zuccaro
Robert Zuccaro
1 month ago

My prediction? Joe Biden slips on a puddle of oil and tragically falls down the stairs of Air Force One breaking his freaking neck as Kamala hurriedly conceals a can of WD-40. Democrats rally around Kamala claiming any investigation is a “racist witch hunt”.

uncleferd
uncleferd
1 month ago

President Biden has been in a state of moral decline since before I started noticing his conduct and attitude over 30 years ago. It feels like a challenge to even dignify a discussion that relates to him. His obvious lack of respect for our nation and it’s citizens seems to be reflected right back at him in the same casual, off-handed way. Cheers!

Bruce
Bruce
1 month ago

Biden was never intended to call the shots. What they want is a face and a scapegoat for their destruction of America. They have that in spades. Also, these polls don’t take into account the robust and complex election stealing network that the Dems have in place

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
1 month ago

Options:
Biden Resigns ala Nixon?
Forced out
Long Vacation>?
Replaced?
Trump WINS 2024

Jeri
Jeri
1 month ago

Dementia is like stage 4 cancer…it kills.

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
1 month ago

Dems rerun 2024 BUT add Lawfare to keep Trump off ballott etc

Lisa
Lisa
1 month ago

What I find the most amazing is that there are actually 35-36% of people that approve of anything he has done. You just can’t fix stupid!

Bill Fleming
Bill Fleming
1 month ago

…actually this article is much too kind… Biden, along with his entire corrupt regime and the Democratic “leadership” have proven they ARE the “enemy within”… So too are RINOs like McConnell, Romney and Lindsay Graham…

Scottymom
Scottymom
1 month ago

Even those who voted for this criminal are sorry they did.

Thinking
Thinking
1 month ago

Ole Joe was already behind the mark in 2020 but their 4 year attack on Trump and playing fraud with the election got him installed. He should lose with only 10% or less of the votes in November 2024. Which I think he will avoid and put Gavin in his place or O pushes Michael forward. That way he can serve a fourth term. People still look at ole Joe to vote against I like someone say it’s O and the WEF and the elites we have to defeat. Ole Joe would lose so big. It’s the ultra left platform ole Joe pushes forward because they want to keep him. He can be programmed to do their plan. Why otherwise would Hur say he is too demented to be tried in a court of law. But he can stay as president. What?? This is proof he isn’t in charge. And those that are, are not about to give up their power. Vote accordingly people to save America.

Chuck
Chuck
1 month ago

Anyone curious why the dems don’t even seem to be worried about Joe’s demise, poll numbers, economy numbers, migration numbers. You might view “Let My People Go” for the scary answer. The best chance we have is for every single R voter to vote, thus possibly overwhelming the voting “machine”.

Gabe Hanzeli kent wa
Gabe Hanzeli kent wa
1 month ago

the democrats suck. there is no value add in any democrats anywhere.

Gravy
Gravy
1 month ago

“Don’t count your chickens before they are hatched.” I have found my friends and associates to be either lifetime Democrats or Republicans. I suspect they will continue to vote the way they have always voted in prior elections. I agree that Biden job performance is extremely bad with foreign policy disasters, wars, inflation, de-funding the police, and deficit spending just to mention a few. I am not a registered Democrat or a Republican. I have registered as having no party preference. I know for sure that I will not be voting for Biden. The country needs a change in leadership.

Susabella
Susabella
1 month ago

Be careful what you wish for – – – we don’t want to be left with Kamala

anna hubert
anna hubert
1 month ago

Were the people voting for him the 1st time even alive? Are they the same supporting him now?

Lucius Severus Pertinax
Lucius Severus Pertinax
1 month ago

I strongly suspect the Dems, in their last extremity before impending defeat, will try to have Mr. Trump Whacked. They ARE just that Desperate.
If they succeed, all Hell will Break Loose.

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
1 month ago

Error rerun 2020

Melinda
Melinda
1 month ago

It wouldn’t surprise me if Joe’s downfall is part of a Democrat plan. They are Machiavellian in their evil.

Neal M Christensen
Neal M Christensen
1 month ago

Even the Democrats who don’t like him will vote for him because they just can’t spit out the kool-aid.

Steven Coughlin
Steven Coughlin
1 month ago

Biden has always been a corrupt, lying buffoon. He couldn’t carry Trump’s jock strap. It’s interesting to note that while Osama bin Laden gave orders to assassinate Barack Obama, he ordered his minions to leave Biden untouched, as he knew Biden would help bring America down if he were ever in charge.

Joseph
Joseph
1 month ago

Biden will be out at the Convention, likely to be replaced by Michelle (Obama’s 3rd Term) & she might well be elected regardless that all she’s ever ‘run’ was her own household and thirty-something West Wing staff as First Lady…

Thomasz
Thomasz
1 month ago

Just as 7UP is the Uncola FJB is the Un- President

Westhus092
Westhus092
1 month ago

The Communists will push Brandon aside no later than the convention and pull in Moochelle Obummer. In that way, they won’t risk the black or women’s voting blocs by installing Gavin Newsom. It’s not about Brandon or his administration’s decline because they are accomplishing what the Communists want: destruction of the Republic. They’ll continue to do whatever they can to prevent Trump from running or winning and they won’t stop with the courts. They have their stormtroopers in Antifa and BLM to intimidate the public into cowering; what’s worse is that the Communists are not above deploying such measures and worse. May God Bless and Keep DJT and bring him back as POTUS.

Elena
Elena
1 month ago

The Dems and his family need to stop ‘propping’ him up. They need to let him live out his days at home. It just sickens me. I have no love for him but he is a human being.
AND … we need our Country back.

James
James
1 month ago

Joe Biden has never been a serious contender for the POTUS. He is Old, Senile, Incompetent and a pathological Liar. Outside of that he is not qualified for POTUS. He was and is bound to fail and become one of the least presidential of all the occupants of that office and it is apparent that that was the objective of the clowns that put him in office.

johnh
johnh
1 month ago

Last week, Trump posted that the government should take over DC due to the crime rate.
Our founding fathers created DC so that is was neutral & not run by the party in power each term. I do not agree with Trump & think he is totally wrong on govt. wanting more power in our nation capital. And I also do not like any bills that want to make DC the 51st state! You may not agree but our founder fathers were very astute in recognizing the danger of giving any person or government too much power.

Tim Aaron
Tim Aaron
1 month ago

All the President had to do to squelch concern about his mental health was to do a couple hours of unrehearsed interviews on the Sunday morning mainstream news channels. However, likely his handlers are hiding him until he announces in the next couple weeks that he is stepping down.

Bryan
Bryan
1 month ago

Those disproval percentages should be higher… much higher. Are the majority of Americans not taking the time, or do they not care anymore. Apathy is a killer. Groceries, gas, insurance (when you can get it), mortgage rates, everything has sky rocketed. Wars, civil unrest, race baiting, dei, crt, trans, child mutilation, mental illness, suicides, lawlessness… Biden and his administration are demonic. There it is. They’re of the spirit of the anti-christ!

Ricky
Ricky
1 month ago

Hey guys! You have to be careful if you try and dethrone a king! Especially if in his own mind he believes he’s loved by the people, this guy is seriously delusional!Take it from me if you make it to where he has to climb stairs, you might have a chance!

Letts Brandon
Letts Brandon
1 month ago

Democrats aren’t worried about Biden’s approval rating, they know they can manufacture more votes than the GOP, so unless we can figure out a way to vote 3 times, Biden’s going to win.

Fred Noel
Fred Noel
1 month ago

The sadist thing for American citizens is when Joey fails we all fail.

Garyk
Garyk
1 month ago

The depraved usage of a clearly challenged joebama by the marxist democrat party should wake up any non-thinking people as to what they stand for and how blinded by greed they are.
Using,abusing,lying,cheating all to satisfy their immoral quest for power and money.
Truly evil manifested and evident before your very eyes.
This is what they are and it’s destroying every good and precious in America.
Wake up People – THROW THEM OUT

ButchDG
ButchDG
1 month ago

Quid pro quo, crook n chief, Buy-den’s brain is in terminal decline.

Fred
Fred
1 month ago

Answer to question of is Bidum healthy enough to govern, is No! It never was a question of health, Bidum never had the patriotism or character to govern. He has been a lying, crooked traitor all his life. He was never fit to be President or even VP. He should be impeached, removed and jailed along with his son and his brother.

Thomas
Thomas
1 month ago

Thirty-two percent of Americans are incredibly stupid, or evil.

Russ
Russ
1 month ago

Without the intel community and their stoolies in the media propping him up the idiot would already be gone. The damage they have done to America is immense and may not be reversible.

Robert Coulter
Robert Coulter
1 month ago

This upright was never truly elected. No lament

Carla
Carla
1 month ago

Haha! How do you decline from the bottom?

Socratic Thought
Socratic Thought
1 month ago

As reality closes in on the Liberal Elite supporting the Democrats, expect a full unethical blitz from the Ministry of Truth [aka the MSM] during the next eight months.

Ralph
Ralph
1 month ago

Why do the DemonRATs hate Trump? Because he was once one of THEM!
Trump has repeatedly switched political parties: First registering as Republican in New York in 1987, Switched to the Independent Party of NY in 1999. Switched to Democrat in 2001. Switched back to Republican in 2009. Again switched to Indepedent in 2011. And since 2012 has been a registered Republican. The Socialist-Marxist Democrats know that he knows their dirty tricks and are well aware that he won’t be a puppet for their regime like the lame-brains in the current administration.

Rabi
Rabi
1 month ago

Pray that we can save this once great nation with election integrity. Trump 2024

William Paul Luzzi
William Paul Luzzi
1 month ago

Those in favor of bidens performance need to be sent out to pasture, 40% wow we have a lot of idiots on the voting roles

Socratic Thought
Socratic Thought
1 month ago

The biggest farce is watching our corrupt and hypocritical media perjure themselves in thier efforts to prop up “The Big Guy”.

FRANK
FRANK
1 month ago

If Brandon is so impotent to stand trial due to his mental capacity, why shouldn’t ALL his damaging executive orders be reversed? After all everyone can see the collapse on the horizon. Let’s salvage what we can!

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