Joe Biden is riding a ‘wave’ of popularity on the perception and feelings that he is about ‘the people’ not just himself like ex-President Donald Trump, who is STILl about himself….
Recent polling very favourable to the new President could be a warning to Republicans and a good omen for Democrats?
In the last 48 hours, we’ve seen four different national polls that all show President Biden’s approval rating above water — with the highest (Pew) at 59 percent approve, 39 percent disapprove, and with the lowest (Quinnipiac) at 48 percent approve, 42 percent disapprove.
It’s a break with former President Donald Trump, whose job rating remained mostly underwater during his presidency, even in his first 100 days on the job.
And one of the reasons why Biden is staying above water is that almost everything he’s deliberately tried to make part of his agenda during his honeymoon period is popular.
That Covid-19 relief law? It remains widely popular. (A Monmouth poll finds 63 percent of Americans supporting it, including 43 percent who do so strongly.)
His infrastructure plan? It pretty much matches his job rating in the Quinnipiac and NPR/PBS/Marist surveys.
Increased taxes for corporations and Americans making more than $400,000? Popular.
What about making long-term health care part of his infrastructure plan? NPR/PBS/Marist shows 58 percent of Americans believing that this is part of the country’s infrastructure, versus 39 percent who don’t.
The exceptions to Biden’s popular agenda are his Afghanistan withdrawal (where the polling has been more mixed than you might expect for a 20-year war) and Biden’s unpopular handling of the border (which wasn’t something he put on his early to-do list, but which is now something he clearly owns)…
Biden is NOT getting favorable looks on his push to leave Afghanistan and the Us/Mexican Border situation…