Joe Biden has been unpopular with many in America for a long time.
A career politician, he became Barack Obama’s vice president and dabbled in his son’s business dealings in Burisma and took him on an Air Force Two flight to China where a massive business deal erupted.
He avoided some $500,000 in payroll taxes by directing his book and speech income into an S corporation when he left office.
In office, he’s attacked religious rights, promoted abortion, let fail the nation’s southern border security, allowed a terror takeover of Afghanistan, watched as inflation hit consumers and announced his plans to spend trillions of dollars – and raise takes on Americans to cover that.
Republicans have campaigned on his unpopularity. Independents have wondered.
Polls have confirmed it.
One recent survey found out only 43% of the respondents believe Joe Biden is mentally sharp, prompting a news media outlet to headline its report: “Majority now believe that Joe Biden is kind of an idiot: Poll.”
Now even prominent Democrats are admitting he’s no help.
Paul Bedard in his Washington Secrets column at the Examiner, explained that former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe once was on a “seemingly easy” path to return to the state’s top elected office.
But that now “has gone off the rails with President Joe Biden’s sinking popularity, forcing the Democrat to scramble to get voters out.”
While McAuliffe just a week ago expressed the desire to “campaign every day beside Biden,” the report said, now it’s different.
“In a Zoom conference distributed by the Republican National Committee’s research squad, McAuliffe admitted he faces ‘headwinds’ due to Biden’s fall,” the Examiner reported.
He said what he needs now is to “get Democrats out to vote.”
“We are facing a lot of headwinds from Washington, as you know. The president is unpopular today, unfortunately, in Virginia, so we have got to plow through,” he said.
Terry McAuliffe: Joe Biden “is unpopular today unfortunately here in Virginia.” pic.twitter.com/QOMAWRBi2A
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) October 5, 2021
Virginia election expert Larry Sabato noted, “It’s obvious from history that a president’s popularity — or lack of it — is a factor in off-year elections. Biden’s drop in the polls cou….