Why hasn’t Biden job approve gotten a ‘rally around the flag’ boost? New NBC poll gives us some insights. When asked if they prefer Biden focus most on inflation/Econ or end war in Ukraine, 68% pick inflation/Econ. Biden job approve on the economy: 33/63 (-30). All about the Econ— Amy Walter (@amyewalter) March 27, 2022
Maybe starting World War III will turn things around?
“Amid Europe’s largest land war since World War II, 7 in 10 Americans expressed low confidence in President Joe Biden’s ability to deal with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in a new NBC News poll, and 8 in 10 voiced worry that the war will increase gas prices and possibly involve nuclear weapons.
And during the nation’s largest inflation spike in 40 years, overwhelming majorities said they believe the country is headed in the wrong direction and disapproved of the president’s handling of the economy.
Those are some of the major findings of the new national NBC News poll, which found that Biden’s overall job approval rating had declined to 40 percent, the lowest level of his presidency. The survey also found that Republicans enjoyed a 2-point lead in answer to which party should control Congress ahead of November’s midterm elections. …
The decline in Biden’s handling of the economy comes as the cost of living has jumped to Americans’ most important issue in the poll, displacing jobs and the economy, voting rights/election integrity and the coronavirus as the top issues, which all topped January’s survey.”
The good news: Joe Biden’s descent in the polls continues, the wartime president “reset” failed, there has been no real change since January, waging the dog hasn’t worked, no one is rallying behind Joe Biden’s leadership, Ukraine is seen as simply the latest in a litany of disasters that he has presided over. Inflation is the top issue and that problem has only gotten worse. The public thinks what is happening in Ukraine is bad, but overwhelmingly sees the economy as the more important issue.
The bad news: the GOP is going to benefit from another wave of knee jerk backlash politics and has no solutions to any of these issues and wants to make the war in Ukraine even worse than it is now. The war in Ukraine is encouraging a reversion to neoconservatism although that support is shallow and is based entirely on Americans not suffering any consequences from our belligerent foreign policy. FOX News has become as unwatchable as it was during the catastrophic withdrawal from Afghanistan.
In light of the above, we will probably endorse a few candidates who are against the war (Vance, Masters) or who have a track record of being strong on our issues (Mo Brooks) and look at what is going on at the state level. We’re going to focus most of our effort though on pushing back against the Ukraine narrative.