Biden delivers Jan. 6 speech as new poll doubts his re-election chances

More polling is going against Joe Biden who is approaching the one-year mark in his presidency.

About the same time Joe Biden was delivering a speech remembering the Jan. 6, 2021 massive protest at the U.S. Capitol, a new survey from Rasmussen revealed that “only 28% of Likely U.S. voters believe it is likely Biden will be reelected if he seeks another term in 2024.”

Biden’s brand is tarnished, the survey suggests, because 38 percent “think Biden would lose to a Republican candidate in 2024, while 21% say it’s more likely Biden will resign before completing his full term in office. Another 15% are not sure.”

That’s not the worst of it for the plummeting popularity president, as The Guardian reported on a new Axios-Momentive poll showing “More than 40% of Americans still do not believe that Joe Biden legitimately won the 2020 presidential election despite no evidence of widespread voter fraud.” Fifty-five percent think he did win legitimately.

In his speech, Biden—without naming him—asserted former President Donald Trump “for stoking insurrection” last Jan. 6, and for spreading a “web of lies” about the election, according to Fox News. Most media outlets have lately been referring to the “deadly attack” in 2021, but the only fatality was a female protester who was shot by a Capitol officer.

Earlier this week, The Hill noted Biden’s year-end numbers from a CNBC-Change Research poll, showing 56 percent of voter “disapproved of Biden’s handling of the economy and 55 percent disapproved of his pandemic response.” The same poll “indicated that 60 percent of respondents disapproved of Biden’s handling of the economy and 55 percent disapproved of his pandemic response,” The Hill added.

And Rasmussen’s Daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday “shows that 43% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Biden’s job performance. Fifty-seven percent (57%) disapprove.

“The latest figures include 20% who Strongly Approve of the job Biden is doing and 47% who Strongly Disapprove,” Rasmussen detailed. “This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -27.”

According to Rasmussen, “Only 26% of Likely U.S. Voters are Very Confident that Biden is physically and mentally up to the job of being President of the United States. Another 17% say they are Somewhat Confident in Biden’s capability, while 13% are Not Very Confident and 42% are Not at All Confident.” Those numbers have remained fairly consistent since last fall, the polling company noted.

Predictably, the polling breaks down along party lines, with 69 percent of Democrats saying Biden is “really doing” his job while 81 percent of Republicans and 58 percent of Independents think others are making decisions for Biden “behind the scenes.”

A majority of Democrats (55%) think Biden will be re-elected but only 8 percent of Republicans and 18 percent of Independents share that prediction.

And 30 percent of Republicans, 26 percent of Independents and 7 percent of Democrats “say it is most likely (Biden) will resign before completing his full term in office.”


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