Devastating Polling Provides a Window Into Why Democrats Are Trying to Change the 2022 Election Rules

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Joe Biden has been widely unpopular for many months now, with his average approval hovering in the low 40s since the late summer. Yet, for a long time, Democrats have had one issue to hang their hat on. That would be the COVID-19 pandemic. While the president’s ratings have long been terrible on the economy, immigration, and foreign policy (largely driven by his horrific evacuation from Afghanistan), he has mostly stayed above water in regards to his handling of the coronavirus.

Given his less-than-stellar results, you’re probably asking yourself why that’s the case. The answer is because far too many people are naive and see doing “something” as better than doing “nothing” — even if that “something” is doing more harm than good. That’s how you get so many on the left attacking Ron DeSantis for being lax on mitigation even though his state has far out-performed heavily mitigated states like New York. The mitigation itself is a religious tenet at this point despite how ineffective it is.

But that last straw Democrats have been desperately clinging to as a path out of electoral Armageddon in 2022 has finally slipped from their grasp. According to the latest poll from CNBC, Biden is now underwater everywhere you’d expect him to be, but he’s also underwater in his handling of COVID-19.

Further, while the 44 percent approval here is actually higher than some other polls, it is a new low in this specific poll. In other words, the trend remains dire for the president, and there’s no end in sight.

President Joe Biden’s disapproval rating hit a new high in December as more voters signaled their unhappiness with his administration’s supervision of the economy and the Covid-19 pandemic.

Fifty-six percent of voters now say they disapprove of the job Biden is doing, the worst such reading of his presidency as he approaches the end of his first year in office, according to new CNBC/Change Research polls. Prior polls in the series showed Biden’s disapproval rating at 54% in early September and 49% in April.

Biden’s approval rating is now at 44%, down from 46% in September and 51% in April.

It’s that 60 percent disapproval rating on the economy that should keep Democrats up at night, though. When a party holds the White House as they do, there is no way to disconnect the Congressional races from the results that the administration is producing. They are going to sink or swim together, and right now, most of the compartments are already flooded.

With all that context out there, this polling provides a window into why Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, and Biden are working so hard to rig the next election via their election takeover. Schumer is currently vowing to hold a vote on changing the filibuster rules in order to pass the Senate version of the For the People Act. Meanwhile, the news media is marching in lockstep, pushing the narrative that a 2022 Republican wave will spell the end of “democracy.”

If Democrats didn’t think they were going to get absolutely shellacked in November, they wouldn’t be making this push. It’s too risky, especially since altering the judicial filibuster has already backfired on them in regards to the Supreme Court. But these latest poll numbers show exactly why they are willing to dive headfirst off the cliff anyway. They know they cannot win a free and fair election, and that their only hope is to legalize ballot harvesting, outlaw voter ID, and execute a near-total federal takeover of state election systems.

This is all about installing Democrats as a permanent majority. It’s not more complicated than that. If they can’t get these election rules changed, they are going to lose big, and there’s no reason to believe Biden and his party can otherwise turn things around another way.