WaPo Complains About Joe Biden’s Low Approval Numbers: ‘Normalcy Hasn’t Returned’

US First Lady Jill Biden during a Fourth of July event on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C., US, on Monday, July 4, 2022. President Joe Biden said he spoke with officials in Illinois after a mass shooting in a suburb of Chicago and pledged federal …
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President Joe Biden’s terrible poll numbers are “exactly” where Americans should expect them, the Washington Post admitted on Tuesday.

Citing historically low approval numbers driven by Biden’s poor economy, the Post’s John Sides and Robert Griffin acknowledged that “normalcy hasn’t returned” as Democrats expected after former Donald Trump left office.

“When Joe Biden was elected president, a common refrain was that he would usher in a new era of “normalcy” after four chaotic years of President Donald Trump,” the Post wrote. “But in certain ways, normalcy hasn’t returned. This is visible first and foremost in the inflation rate, which in May was higher than at any point since 1981.”

“But this growing inflation, and the resulting pessimism about the economy, has restored one thing to normal: the historical relationship between how Americans view the economy and how they view the president,” the reporters continued.

According to a New York Times poll on Monday, only one percent of voters view Biden’s economy as excellent. Just nine percent said Biden’s economy is good. Twenty-nine percent said the economy is just fair while the majority (58 percent) said the economy is poor.

When voters were asked if inflation and the rising cost of living are important midterm factors in their midterm voting preferences, 96 percent said they are. Only two percent said inflation is not relevant to their vote.

Overall, Biden’s approval rating is very low. According to FiveThirtyEight polling on Monday, Biden’s approval rating 18 months into his presidency is the lowest of any modern president in over 75 years

Biden received the worst approval rating of his presidency on Saturday from Civiqs. Just 29 percent of voters approved of Biden, down from 48 percent when he assumed office.

Follow Wendell Husebø on Twitter and Gettr @WendellHusebø. He is the author of Politics of Slave Morality. 

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