In a surprising article from the New York Times, the paper has released new poll results showing Biden struggling mightily – even among his party’s most ardent supporters.
According to the poll, nearly two thirds of Democrats would rather another candidate run for the party’s Presidential nomination in 2024. Just 24% of respondents said they would support Biden, and the President’s approval rating has cratered to just 33%.
Here’s how the Times framed that poll:
For Mr. Biden, that bleak national outlook has pushed his job approval rating to a perilously low point. Republican opposition is predictably overwhelming, but more than two-thirds of independents also now disapprove of the president’s performance, and nearly half disapprove strongly. Among fellow Democrats his approval rating stands at 70 percent, a relatively low figure for a president, especially heading into the 2022 midterms when Mr. Biden needs to rally Democrats to the polls to maintain control of Congress.
In a sign of deep vulnerability and of unease among what is supposed to be his political base, only 26 percent of Democratic voters said the party should renominate him in 2024.
Mr. Biden has said repeatedly that he intends to run for re-election in 2024. At 79, he is already the oldest president in American history, and concerns about his age ranked at the top of the list for Democratic voters who want the party to find an alternative.
The Times also delivered Biden’s re-election hopes a separate rebuke based on his age and questionable fitness:
Just a year and a half into his first term, Mr. Biden is already more than a year older than Ronald Reagan was at the end of two terms. If he mounts another campaign in 2024, Mr. Biden would be asking the country to elect a leader who would be 86 at the end of his tenure, testing the outer boundaries of age and the presidency. Polls show many Americans consider Mr. Biden too old, and some Democratic strategists do not think he should run again.
He often shuffles when he walks, and aides worry he will trip on a wire. He stumbles over words during public events, and they hold their breath to see if he makes it to the end without a gaffe.
The Times’ embarrassing hits on Biden are a clear sign of more chagrin to come from the mainstream media. Joe Biden will need a miracle to avoid becoming the next Jimmy Carter, and the Democrats will suffer in the midterms as long as he’s their leader.
Breitbart News’ Matthew Nolte wrote that the Times is turning on Biden deliberately:
The Times wants Biden out of office. They want him gone. Period. His age, dementia, failures, jaw-dropping incompetence, and growing unpopularity now threaten the left’s fascist cause, so the Times wants him gone.
It really is that simple.
You could argue the Times is trying to force Joe not to seek a second term in the hopes that another Democrat will have a better chance of beating Trump, furthering the left’s fascist cause.