Joe Biden has succeeded in dramatically boosting the polling numbers of his opposition at the expense of his own and his party.
Every day it seems like a new poll is quoting Biden’s approval at an all-time low, and the GOP has been siphoning off that support for themselves.
According to the latest from Gallup:
Americans by significant margins now view the Republican Party as better than the Democratic Party at protecting the nation from international threats (54% to 39%, respectively) and at ensuring the nation remains prosperous (50% to 41%). The 15-percentage-point GOP advantage on security matters is its largest since 2015, while its nine-point edge on prosperity is its largest since 2014. Last year, the GOP had a narrow advantage on international matters while the parties were essentially tied on economic matters. More of this change has come from declines in Americans perceiving the Democratic Party as better on these issues than from increases for the Republican Party.
Following the Afghanistan debacle, the percentage of Americans saying that Democrats do a better job at protecting Americans from terrorist and international threats has fallen from 46% to 39%. The percent favoring Republicans has increased from 50% to 54% over the same time period.
On America’s prosperity, eight months of Bidenomics has led to a seven-point drop in the Democrats’ favorability, with only 41% now trusting them on economics over Republicans, compared to 48% a year ago. Now 50% say the GOP is better compared to 47% last year. The last time U.S. adults said that Republicans were better than Democrats economically in the Gallup poll was in 1989.
When it comes to which party believe is better equipped to handle whatever the person answering the poll believes to be the most important problem facing the country, the GOP is slightly outperforming 41% (up from 39% last year) to 38% for Democrats (down from 47% last year).
Meanwhile, even polls that are “heavily biased” (i.e. rigged) in favor of Democrats by oversampling them relative to their actual share of the population, such as the Quinnipiac Poll, paint the same picture. Quinnipiac’s polling overestimated Biden’s support by 6.5 percentage points in 2020, has him below 40% support, implying it’s actually much lower than that.
Matt Palumbo is the author of The Man Behind the Curtain: Inside the Secret Network of George Soros, Dumb and Dumber: How Cuomo and de Blasio Ruined New York, Debunk This: Shattering Liberal Lies, and Spygate
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