by Donna Martinez
Senior Writer and Editor, John Locke Foundation
I’ve written previously about Gallup polling data and analysis that shows President Biden is losing the support of the American people. Here are my thoughts on the data from about two weeks ago, followed by a key paragraph excerpted from Gallup:
If you’re the president, you’re likely most concerned about where support is declining. It’s not among Republicans, most of whom have already rejected the Biden view of the world and policy choices. The loss is among the president’s own party and those who leaned his way in 2020 (emphasis is mine):
Currently, 90% of Democrats, 12% of Republicans and 48% of independents approve of the job Biden is doing. His ratings among Democrats and independents are the lowest to date among those groups. The new poll marks the first time he has less-than majority approval among independents.
Now take a look at this chart, with data sourced to the new Quinnipiac poll. Look closely at the dark red bars, which signify “disapproval August 2021,” which is up in most categories compared to May 2021. There is no doubt that the American people are questioning their vote for Mr. Biden.
It’s also important to note that the chart above is part of a larger presentation by Doug Sosnik. Axios has the presentation and describes it this way (emphasis is mine):
Doug Sosnik — senior adviser to the Brunswick Group, and White House political director for President Bill Clinton — is out with a new deck, being shown first to Axios AM readers, warning his party how hard it’ll be to hang onto its House and Senate majorities in next year’s midterms:
Among the fascinating analysis is this reference to North Carolina. Yes, we will again play a major role in who controls the U.S. House and the U.S. Senate (emphasis is mine).
- 94 out of 100 U.S. senators are of the same party as the presidential candidate who carried their state in 2020
- 419 out of 435 members of the House (96%) are of the same party as the presidential candidate who carried their district in 2020
- In the Senate there are 7 states that will likely determine control: Arizona, Georgia, New Hampshire, Nevada, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin
- In the House, the outcome of the reapportionment and redistricting process in 7 states, 5 of which are controlled by Republicans, will have and outsized impact in determining control of the chamber following the midterm elections: Texas, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Ohio, Illinois and New York
The 2022 election represents a consequential fork in the road. The Left is now firmly in charge of the Democrat Party, as National Journal reports.
If Biden Democrats run Washington, why are Democratic leaders like Chuck Schumer (literally) embracing one of the party’s most outspoken advocates for defunding the police? The same day that Schumer lavished praise on Bush as a leader in the party, she returned the favor by telling CBS News that she needs private security for her own safety but doesn’t support funding the police to protect less-advantaged Americans.
“If I end up spending $200,000 [on private security], you know what? I get to be here and do the work. So suck it up, and defund the police has to happen. We need to defund the police and put that money into social safety nets,” Bush said.
This hypocrisy of Rep. Cori Bush is bad enough. Even worse is the alarming spending and expansion of government we’ve seen in just six months of a Biden/Harris administration. Here’s how the national debt looked in July.
Yes, Trump was a spender, but at least he reined in regulations, appointed constitutionally grounded judges, and had a keen sense of how to help rather than hurt job creators.
So what do we do to rein the federal government back in? Watch for U.S. House and U.S. Senate candidates who question the largesse and decry the growing power of the federal government.