There’s some major panic on the left and a new CNN poll isn’t helping ease their concerns. Democrats are apparently headed for doom going into the midterms and according to CNN’s own poll, Biden is a major factor that’s dragging them down. In short, Biden screwed the Democrats.
John Berman explained how past presidents with low approval ratings drove voters to the other side in the midterms. In the CNN graph, the crew looked at the last 5 presidents (including Biden) and compared their poll to voter tracking based on historical data.
Democrats held the false hope that voters would be motivated by the overturning of Roe V Wade but as Election Day has gotten closer, voters started paying attention and realized that’s all Dems had. Every ad was about abortion or Donald Trump, even as inflation raged, crime ravaged and the border remained wide open.
You can see the mad scramble as candidates realize what went wrong. They’re flip-flopping on defunding the police, Biden is telling Venezuelans they can’t come in and he gave a speech Friday where he ludicrously claimed to be a fiscal conservative.
Reality is coming for Democrats. They ran their entire campaign asleep and ignored voters and now, it’s time to pay the piper.
JOHN BERMAN: Joe Biden, the President of the United States, not helping Democrats right now?
HARRY ENTEN: No. So, basically, there’s this whole idea, right? Can Democrats sort of outrun Joe Biden? And we want to first take a look at history here. And I think this gives you an understanding, right?
Look at the past presidents at the beginning of their terms, basically 42% for Biden looks a lot Trump. Obama was a little bit higher, Clinton was a little bit higher. George W. Bush way higher!
But look at these gains that we would eventually see the opposition party make when the president’s approval rating was below 50%. Forty seats for the opposition party. Opposition party 63. Opposition party 54. All when the president’s approval rating was below 50%. The only time when the president’s party gained was when the president’s approval rating was well above 60.
Joe Biden looks like a lot more like the losers here than the sole winner.
BERMAN: And for Democrats who hope they can outrun Joe Biden’s approval rating?
ENTEN: I’m not buying it, John. This is our own poll, right? Which is basically the choice for Congress among voters who disapprove of Biden’s performance.
If you look back in June and July, Republicans had a 51% lead. High. But look at where they were in September and October. That lead jumped to 61 points. So, the closer and we get to the midterm elections, seems those voters who disapprove of Biden are more much likely going to the Republican camp.
BERMAN: Harry Enten, thank you very much for explaining this.
ENTEN: I try my best.
Erica Carlin is an independent journalist, opinion writer and contributor to several news and opinion sources. She is based in Georgia.