But the polling isn’t good for Joe Biden either. It shows that the areas that he had been running okay in are now slipping away as Americans see more of him and aren’t happy with what they are seeing. Americans are beginning to get that they were sold a lemon and that Biden isn’t anything like he was promised – the nice, caring, moderate honest guy.
Despite the fact that Joe Biden has been a liar all his life, and not just an ordinary politician kind of a liar, but a truly whopper-telling kind of a liar, Americans had believed that he was honest. Now they’re seeing him up close and his constant lying even making up things like that he used to drive 18 wheelers. Now that number is underwater. Now, most get that he is not honest or trustworthy, they get he isn’t moderate and they surely don’t think he’s the “unifier” that he claimed to be.
As Liz Peek breaks down at Fox, the Economist/YouGov Poll shows some real trouble points for Biden now. The numbers are finally catching up to the real Joe Biden.
39% of those polled think Joe Biden says what he believes; 44% think he says what people want to hear;
38% are confident “in Joe Biden’s ability to deal wisely with an international crisis,” while 46% are “uneasy”;
41% think Joe Biden is “honest and trustworthy” but 42% thinks he is not; [….]
Only 21% think Biden can bring the country together; 53% do not;
51% think Biden is “liberal” or “very liberal” and only 27% think he is “moderate.”
Americans also don’t think that Joe Biden cares much about the 47% who say not much or not at all to 45% who say somewhat or a lot.
His job approval has also taken a dive from just a week ago when the ABC poll, which found the country thinking we were going in the wrong direction, had him at 50% approval. Now he’s below 50%, at 46% having any approval to 44% disapproving.
His approval is still above water on the all-important question of the economy, but just barely, at 44% somewhat approve or approve to 43% who somewhat disapprove or disapprove strongly as people see inflation rising.
But his numbers on immigration and foreign policy are in the dumper: 50% disapprove on immigration, 35% do not. 42% disapprove of his foreign policy versus 41% approval, as makes horrendous decisions like the Nord Stream 2 pipeline more and the failure to really respond to cyberattacks from Russia and China.
But perhaps one of the most troubling numbers for Biden was in response to “Is Biden a strong or weak leader?” 53% said he was somewhat weak or very weak, 47% said he was strong or somewhat strong.
This slide is with the media mainly backing Biden’s every play and letting him coast. This is the guy who is supposed to be the most popular ever? I’m thinking maybe no.
As Peek notes, this poll was taken July 24 to July 27, before the most recent confused Wuhan coronavirus messaging from the White House which is likely to cause those numbers to go down even more.