The feeling of malaise in the nation is palpable as Americans search for any good news among a slew of Democrat-led failures and disasters. In the midst of sky-high inflation, the border crisis, rising violent crime, the stock market crashing, and foreign policy blunders left and right, Biden and his party allies have been searching for any kind of message they can capitalize on.
That search has been like trying to find water in the Sahara, as evidenced by the rush to make abortion a mid-term issue following the majority draft decision leak from the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade. Democrats have convinced themselves that they’ve finally found something they can make political hay with.
Well, I’m here to bear some bad news for the left: Their last, best hope to turn things around before the mid-terms is crashing and burning. NBC News has a new survey out, and not only is Joe Biden in full-scale collapse, but the issue polling is a flashing red light for Democrats.
NBC news poll
US moving in..
Right direction 16%
Wrong direction 75%
(worst since Oct 2008)
– cost of living
^ Biden approval on them
Approve 23% / 33%
Disapprove 71% / 62%
— HaleyFan (@NikkiHaleyFan02) May 15, 2022
Those right-track/wrong-track numbers are something. Only 16 percent believe the country is currently on the right track, and that’s always bad news for any party that controls the White House and Congress. There’s nowhere for Democrats to go, which is what led to Biden laughably trying to blame Republicans for not having a “plan” for inflation last week.
That dog won’t hunt, though. When you win an election, you take on all the responsibilities and consequences of that. Blaming the party with no power almost never works to turn public opinion. That’s especially true when things are so objectively awful on so many fronts, which is evidenced by Biden’s 39 percent approval rating.
But it’s the top issues for Americans that really sticks out to me. Notice what’s not there. Do you see abortion listed there, which has become the new rally point for protests on the left? Because I don’t see it. Instead, I see inflation and cost of living as the things Americans are most concerned about, and guess who gets all the blame for those things? That would be the party that holds the White House and the Congress. How do I know? Because the poll also found that Biden has a 23 percent approval rating on inflation and a 33 percent approval rating on the cost of living.
This isn’t complicated. It’s the economy, stupid. People are watching their retirements go up in flames in the stock market, while their savings accounts are devalued via inflation. There’s no good news on the horizon, and Democrats believing that promoting abortion until birth will somehow save them is fool’s gold.