Though he has been unable to move forward with his radical gun control agenda, thanks in no small part to messaging from the Second Amendment Foundation, Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms and others, Joe Biden is wrapping up his first year in office with poll numbers in the basement.
A new Quinnipiac University poll finds Biden with negative job approval ratings, as 53 percent give him poor marks, 33 percent support him and 13 percent offered no opinion.
Breaking things down, 57 percent disapprove of his handling of the economy while 34 percent approve. Fifty-four percent disapprove of his work in foreign policy while only 35 percent approve, and 55 percent disapprove of his job performance in handling the coronavirus crisis while 39 percent approve.
According to Fox News, Biden’s approval rating is down three points from a November Quinnipiac survey, while the disapproval rating remained unchanged.
Perhaps the biggest swipe at the Delaware Democrat was revealed when the Quinnipiac poll found a plurality (49%) said, “Biden is doing more to divide the country while 42 percent say he’s doing more to unite the country.”
Biden’s performance numbers have been sinking with a number of polls, most notably Rasmussen’s Daily Presidential Tracking poll, which has seen better than a 2-to-1 variance between those who “strongly disapprove” of his job performance than those who “strongly approve.”
Fox News noted, “An average of all the most recent national polls to measure the president’s standing conducted by the polling website FiveThirtyEight puts Biden at 42% approval and 52% disapproval.”
Into this political quagmire stepped Fox News’ Tucker Carlson with an Op-Ed certain to elicit groans. Observing that Biden “is the most unpopular president that the United States has had in a very long time,” and adding that “voters dislike Kamala Harris even more,” Carlson pointed to a piece in the Wall Street Journal in which it was suggested that Hillary Rodham Clinton become the Democratic Party’s candidate in 2024.
The Op-Ed was authored by Douglas E. Schoen at Schoen Cooperman Research and Andrew Stein, former president of the New York City Council.
“Given the likelihood that Democrats will lose control of Congress in 2022,” they wrote, “we can anticipate that Mrs. Clinton will begin shortly after the midterms to position herself as an experienced candidate capable of leading Democrats on a new and more successful path.
“If Democrats want a fighting chance at winning the presidency in 2024,” Schoen and Stein concluded, “Mrs. Clinton is likely their best option.”
Clinton, while recently emerging from the political shadows to regain some relevancy by cautioning Democrats to back away from the far-left policies the party has been pursuing lately, is no centrist. She is also no friend of the Second Amendment, and gun owners know it.