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Do you know what the number one song in America is?
It has been reported that Joe Biden won the most votes in American history. This quote from The Washington Post explains it this way.
On Election Day, Donald Trump won 74 million votes — 11 million more than in 2016. But Joe Biden accomplished a considerably more impressive feat: he attracted 81 million votes, 15 million more than Hillary Clinton did in 2016.
USA Today commented on the 2020 Presidential election this way.
While votes were still being counted, former Vice President Joe Biden broke the record for most votes received by a presidential candidate, amassing more than 70 million.
The record was held by Barack Obama, who received 69,498,516 votes in the 2008 election when he beat John McCain, the Republican senator from Arizona.
Biden eclipsed that mark at 1:30 p.m. EST Wednesday, according to The New York Times, and he later broke the 70 million-vote threshold.
So, there you have it. President Biden was so popular as a 2020 presidential candidate that he broke voting records held by Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and Donald Trump. Be that as it may be, many on the right remain skeptical that Biden is a legitimate president. There are a variety of reasons feeding this notion but chief among them is the outward adulation for Trump at his rallies verses the anemic attendance at Biden events; something that has been pointed out ad nauseum in memes.
Fast forward to present day and President Biden has dismal approval ratings across America. In at least one poll, Democrats are not all that happy with their guy. Here is a quote from ABC News [September 29, 2021].
As President Joe Biden faces a critical moment for his agenda, Americans’ confidence in his handling of a range of issues is eroding, a new ABC News/Ipsos poll finds.
Compared to an August ABC News/Ipsos poll, public approval of how Biden is handling key issues — the pandemic, immigration and the situation at the U.S.-Mexico border, gun violence and even rebuilding the nation’s infrastructure, the issue he’s pushing this week — is on the decline. Dissatisfaction among Republicans and independents is fueling the decline, but the president’s ratings are also hampered by more lackluster approval among members of his own party than presidents typically enjoy.
Okay, in two polls, Democrats are not all that happy with their guy. Here is a quote from Townhall [September 16, 2021].
According to a poll from McLaughlin & Associates, 58 percent of likely voters believe it is “likely” that “Vice-President Kamala Harris will be president before the end of Joe Bidens [sic] 4-Year term.”
Bedard offered some insight from John McLaughin on that regard:
Surprisingly, 52% of Democratic likely voters agree, as do majorities of Hispanics, blacks, men, and women.
Asked why, pollster John McLaughlin told Secrets, “Because the more they see of President Biden, the weaker and more feeble-minded he looks. Even when they try to hide him, they are cutting off his mic, shutting off his video feeds, and he has a really light schedule where he can only read from a teleprompter and can’t take questions. Right now Kamala Harris’s negatives are insurance against the 25th amendment. Sooner or later, the Democrats will invoke it.”
Not only do Democrats find this likely, by 52-39 percent, so does every other demographic polled.
Umm… in three polls, Democrats are not all that happy with their guy. Here is a quote from the Zogby Analytics article, “The Zogby Poll®: One fifth of likely voters and Democrats regret voting for Biden.”
According to the latest Zogby Poll® one-fifth of likely voters regret voting for President Biden. On the surface it doesn’t seem like much, especially if you look at the three quarters of likely voters who did not regret their vote; 4% were not sure how they felt.
Why does this matter? If you take into consideration the size of the electorate, and how the last two Presidential elections (2016 and 2020) were decided by tens of thousands of votes in a handful of battleground states, this could really hurt President Biden’s chances in 2024. But even though Joe Biden has suffered humiliating defeats in recent weeks, he still has time to recover. One still gets the sense his ship is sinking fast, and he might not have any lifeboats aboard to save him. Biden’s low approval numbers, the botched withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan, and inflation eating away the purchasing power of Americans are the president’s biggest problems now.
As for the poll, when we drill down and look at the demographics of the surveyed voters, some very important groups, who normally lean left and Democrat, were even more regretful about voting for the president in 2020.
So does every poll show a significant portion of Democrats with voter remorse? No, not at all. Some polls say that Democrats overall are standing by their man. For example, on September 23, 2021, USA Today said this…
A majority, 53%, disapprove of Biden’s performance for the first time, according to the report.
Opinions of his performance declined the most among Independents within the past three months. Among this group, 37% approve of how Biden is managing the country, down from 55% in June.
His approval rating among Democrats is highest at 90% — an eight percentage point decrease from late-January to early-February. The numbers fell 6 percentage points among Republicans, from 12% in February to 6% this month. The findings are from a Sept. 1-17 Gallup poll.
And New York Post said this about President Biden’s poll numbers on September 8, 2021.
Broken down by party, Democrats approve of Biden by 84 percent to 6 percent, but Republicans disapprove of him by 95 percent to 3 percent.
All that to say…
I don’t find it surprising that Republicans disapprove of President Biden.
I don’t find it surprising that some Democrats regret voting Biden.
I don’t find it surprising that most Democrats are standing by Biden.
I am surprised by what is not being reported in the news all that much. More and more people are self-identifying as INDEPENDENT which means that they are walking away from both parties. Gallup tracks party affiliation on a monthly basis. If you look at it closely, Independents outpace both parties consistently.
And this bring me to the number one song in America. You will not hear it on the radio due to the language, but it is trending up, up and way up Actually, its not a song per se, its more of a chant being repeated in large crowds across America. The video below is a montage of the chant I was talking about.
There are several clips like these in viral circulation. You can see more examples of this here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and… you get the picture. Now, are all of the people singing the song Republicans? No, not all. Some are Independents and possibly a few may be Democrats with voters remorse.
To take this a step further, imagine all of the political polls out there and averaging out their results. If you did that, you would have the 538 Project, a website that does that very thing. Below is a snapshot of Biden’s approval rating from January to present. (Disapproval of his Presidency has steadily increased as approvals have consistently decreased.)
If you add the spontaneity of large crowds, sagging poll numbers and more Americans dropping their party affiliation, the now infamous Biden chant may be the number one song in America. Still, don’t expect to hear it on the radio.
But to be fair, maybe, just maybe, we are blaming the wrong guy for America’s problems.
Sigh. Nothing is impossible.