Also, what’s going on with the polls?
“Trump edges out Biden 51–42 in head-to-head matchup: POLL,” reported Gary Langer for ABC News over the weekend. “The president’s job approval rating is 19 points underwater.”
“President Joe Biden’s job approval rating is 19 points underwater, his ratings for handling the economy and immigration are at career lows,” continued Langer. “A record number of Americans say they’ve become worse off under his presidency, three-quarters say he’s too old for another term and Donald Trump is looking better in retrospect — all severe challenges for Biden in his reelection campaign ahead.”
The shocking poll result spent hours dominating Drudge Report headlines in what conservative pundits happily branded the “Biden poll freakout.”
“Donald Trump and Biden Tied in Head-to-Head Matchup,” crowed Hannah Bleau for the conservative news outlet, Breitbart. “Former President Donald Trump and President Joe Biden are tied in a head-to-head matchup, the latest NBC News poll found, spelling further trouble for the 80-year-old commander-in-chief.”
“WaPo/ABC Poll: Trump Takes Commanding 10-Point Lead over Biden,” observed Simon Kent for the same outlet, not to be outdone.
“Polls Show Democrat Campaign Strategy Of Indicting Political Opponents Has Backfired Horrifically,” added conservative news gadfly and editor, Mollie Hemingway for the Federalist.
“The poll could be a legitimate snapshot of public opinion or an attempt to shape public opinion,” mused Hemingway. “But a wide range of other polls is also showing Biden's weakness. Josh Kraushaar points out that President Biden’s disapproval rating is at 56 percent in multiple polls, “dangerous territory for any incumbent.”
“Democrats chose Biden — now they’re doomed in 2024,” opined Daniel McCarthy for the New York Post on September 24, 2023. “The latest ABC News/Washington Post poll has Biden trailing Donald Trump by nine points, 42% to 51%. Progressive pundits have reacted with denial, anger, and bargaining.”
“Stop the Bedwetting Democrats! Biden Is the Right Guy and He Can Win,” scolded Doug Gordon for Newsweek on September 22, 2023.