Just 28% of Americans Support Biden Reelection — AP Poll

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    • #466982
      gordyfl
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      January 20, 2022

      As of now, just 28% of Americans say they want Biden to run for reelection in 2024, including only 48% of Democrats.

      Just 45% say they approve of Biden’s handling of COVID-19, down from 57% in December and from 66% in July 2021.

      Americans are even more downbeat about his handling of the economy, with just 37% approving.

      As the great unifier, the only thing Biden has united the country over is opposition to his presidency. Just 16% think Biden’s presidency has made the country more united; 43% think it’s more divided.

      But the new AP-NORC poll shows Biden is in a better position than Trump was at a similar point in his presidency. In February of 2018, just 35% of Americans said they approved of Trump.

      The AP-NORC poll surveyed 1,161 adults and was conducted from January 13 to 18 . The margin of sampling error is plus or minus 3.9 percentage points.

      https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/ap-norc-poll-one-year-into-presidency-bidens-approval-hits-new-low

       

    • #466986
      closeupready
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      they care only about 1) their oligarch donors who give them massive campaign donations, 2) their places in the VIP speaking fee circuit, 3) advances on the memoirs they will write once they leave office; and 4) their personal investments in companies for which they pass regulatory legislation.

      So Biden’s support could drop to 18% or 8%, and it still wouldn’t matter – they are going to renominate him. And even a projected certainty that renominating him will result in loss to the GOP nominee will not deter them. Because you see, the GOP and Democrats both work for the same oligarchs.

      Win or lose these silly things called elections (lol), they get rewarded personally from oligarchs as long as they legislate as oligarchs demand.

      The opinions and personal views expressed herein are solely those of the author, and should never be taken seriously.

      • #467158
        Electrolyte Orchestra
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        They care deeply about keeping together the ecosystem they’ve created. As long as you are loyal to the party, they will find a six-figure place for life for you and possibly your friends and family in one of the following entities : lobbying, consulting, think tanks, law firms, foundations, academia, unelected positions within government or on the staffs of others, cushy job with corporations they serve, financial advisor to the others in the ecosystem. If you can’t cut it in those, they might buy your art.

        Just about every corporate dem who leaves office gets plugged into one of these roles. They get taken care of and are expected to tow the line.

        They will gladly lose every election so long as this ecosystem thrives.

         

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      Bearian
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      Ohio Barbarian
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      But establishment Democrats do, which is why they’re scrambling to find a replacement. Normally it would be the VP, but Harris’ poll numbers are even worse than Biden’s, and she’s a terrible politician. Black Woman, that’s it. No charisma whatsoever, and she can’t think on her feet at all, the fact of which is proven again every time she opens her big, stupid mouth.

      Which is why Pete Buttigieg thinks it just may be his turn. I don’t know who the Dems will decide to nominate in 2024. I’m not sure it matters. The Republicans could nominate a ham sandwich and probably win the White House.

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      • #466997
        GZeusH
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        Black woman.  You got your two big identity groups right there… in one candidate.  What more could you ask for?

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        Biden 2022: Kiev is to be held to the last Ukrainian.

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      gordyfl
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      Gryneos
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      always have to have a caveat in them. “But he’s doing better than Trump was!” Yeah, don’t care. Trump’s not in office right now. Biden is. That’s all that matters in real life.

      The people-to-cake ratio is too high.

      • #467043
        jbnw
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        We now have the possibility of nuclear war – by choice.

        Thanks, Joe.

        • #467081
          Gryneos
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          and Trump even had John Bolton ‘working’ for him (or trying to warmonger on his behalf). I bet he’s just as giddy as can be with Biden’s choices around war.

          The people-to-cake ratio is too high.

    • #467042
      Pam2
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      Does anyone think his health is going to hold up for two more years? I don’t. (since they already can’t cover up his mental decline)

       

       

      • #467044
        jbnw
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        He gets healthcare and treatments the like of which we will never see.

      • #467084
        Babel 17
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        And it would be two whole years until he’d have to have the Democratic primary basically locked up. If two years from now he was fighting for the nomination, well, I can barely imagine the kinds of dark comedy that could result in. 😉

        No way he could credibly look to be on top of things in Washington while working the primary circuit.

        For Biden to get the nomination it would have to be uncontested. If even someone like Elizabeth Warren wanted to lay into him, and face him in a debate, then imo the debate would be a horrific sight to behold as Biden struggled to deal with Warren accusing him of not delivering with the economy and his fiscal agenda. Ditto that if Cory Booker took him on for not delivering to the inner cities. Tell him he isn’t Black if he criticizes you Joe, and invoke the name of James Clyburn, and see what that gets you, come 2024.

        Ancient white guy in a mental decline who failed to deliver won’t get away with talking smack to prominent Democrats like Warren or Booker, even if one of them is a snake. Lol, and Warren strikes me as someone who’s holding a grudge for not getting that Cabinet appointment she wanted. 😉

        If Booker has former Bernie Sanders surrogate Rosario Dawson at his side*, and she convinces him to pick up the progressive torch, good luck with trash talking him like you did Sanders, and the movement he led.

        Tulsi Gabbard standing to his left there. And she’s long called for legalizing cannabis, and even for decriminalizing all drugs.  They are pretty good friends, and if she ran again in 2024, with a back-up plan of being Booker’s running mate for the position of VEEP (or at a minimum serving in his administration), they could tear up the debates, and reignite the Sanders led movement.

        God pity the Republican who tried to get more electoral college votes than such a match-up. I think even Trump would see defections, as no running mate he could field would have more appeal than Gabbard already does. Lt. Colonel Gabbard would be vouching for a Booker administration not being inferior to a Trump one on a strong foreign policy. It would just be a smarter one.

        *If those two tie the knot, I’ll see it as being more likely that Booker will run.

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        • #467096
          djean111
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          in the primaries.  They will decide who will get support, who is only there for show, and will be ready to shitcan anyone who gets in the way of their chosen one.  Private corporation, and, as they said in court, they can name the candidate in a locked smoke-filled room, if they want to.  I believe that any candidates allowed to primary Biden will be chosen for their ability to raise money and stir up the voters, and, at the end of the primaries, the candidate will be whoever the DNC wants.  And the VFTBNMW shills will take over.  This is not a democracy, and the Democratic Party is not democratic.  Bonus points – the Dems may not even want to “win”.  This is how I think it will roll, but then again, I won’t be voting for the Dems or the GOP, it is just interesting to me.

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          • #467106
            Babel 17
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            If the worst among their favorites get trounced then I think there will be a shake-up. If anti-Forever War Progressives by contrast fare well, it could be a bloody marvelous shake-up. Then if the regressive elements scurry away it could be rebuilt.

            I’m nursing a hope that Clinton brandishes the cash she can raise and entices shit-libs running for office to welcome her support, and they become the biggest losers. Let that compel the foul beast to slouch away from politics.

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        • #467121
          jbnw
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          MIGHT even give me a reason to run.

        • #467155
          Voltairine
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          she’s more likely to do that as a third party candidate, Libertarian, Green or both.

          Aloha!

          • #467185
            Babel 17
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            At a minimum they could, imo, energize the needed volunteers to get enough signatures to get the Green party on every state ballot.

            That would put the writing on the wall, and compel the Democratic party leadership to run an anti-Forever War progressive so as to avoid a humiliation at the polls. Because they should know that if they lost the popular vote after they ran a third way type, there’d be a groundswell that would see coalitions form to take over the DNC from them. Though stupid is as stupid does.

            The Green Party is in bad shape.

            https://www.gp.org/ballot_access

            The two have a long standing good relationship.

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    • #467284
      Snort McDork
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      Last I read around Nov. is he is going to run for Mayor again in Cleavland.

      OB may have more info on that @ohiobarbarian

      But that’s what I read in late Nov-early Dec.

      And as for Tulsi, I don’t know what to think about her. She has been all over the map. I’ve read stuff on here from people claiming she’s going back to her conservative roots. She allegedly made some comments that were not so complementary of progressives or progressive policies. But that was from someone here. So I don’t don’t know what to think of her. I do know that I have not seen any articles penned by her on RSN or Truthout on any progressive issue lately, so I am just a little suspicious of where her priorities lie or what her intentions are.

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