Biden Popularity Polling Hits 50% In Spite Of GOP Obstruction

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In new survey data released by CNN, President Joe Biden’s job performance garnered the approval of a full 50 percent of respondents — which undercuts the argument from naysayers that the Biden administration is on some kind of unstoppable downswing. In the new survey, a full 49 percent of respondents indicated that they disapprove of Biden’s job performance, suggesting that future elections will be close, even if Biden and the Democrats go into them with a significant portion of the public on their side. Biden and the Democrats have already enacted significant swathes of support for the American people, and they’re working on more in the form of two infrastructure-focused spending bills.

Notably, a majority of respondents in the newly released survey also indicated that they want to see the passage in some form of the one of those bills geared towards so-called “human infrastructure,” meaning socially oriented initiatives like child care and care for elders. Overall, “41% of Americans say they would rather see Congress pass an economic bill that enacts all of the proposed social safety net and climate change policies over one that enacts fewer of those policies and costs less,” CNN reports, adding that “[thirty] percent favor a scaled-down bill, and another 29% say they would like Congress to not pass any version of the bill.” Although divisions on what form that respondents wanted the bill to take varied, that means that 71 percent wanted it passed in some manner or another.

Notably, while Democrats occupy themselves with attempting to enact these new measures to support the American people, the bulk of the Republican Party — as led by Donald Trump — is focused elsewhere. In a Wednesday statement, Trump insisted that “[if] we don’t solve the Presidential Election Fraud of 2020 (which we have thoroughly and conclusively documented), Republicans will not be voting in ‘22 or ‘24. It is the single most important thing for Republicans to do.” That’s where the focus is for Republicans and their potential 2024 nominee: not with putting policies to support Americans in place, but with this sort of obsession over election fraud claims that have been rejected by every court that’s heard them.