Apoll taken earlier this month shows that voters believe job No. 1 for President Joe Biden is to vacate his office. His replacement, of course, would be the vice president whose approval rating is so low it hardly registers. Take a bow, voters. This is the mess that America has become.
When 1,000 voters were asked what is “the single most important goal for Biden over the next year,” the top answer at 20% was “resign/retire/quit.” That answer was almost twice as popular as the No. 2 response, “economy/jobs,” which logged in at 11%. These are the unsurprising-to-many findings of a Suffolk University-USA Today poll taken over three days last week.
“Nearly half of those surveyed, 46%, say Biden has done a worse job as president than they expected, including 16% of those who voted for him. Independents, by 7-1 (44%-6%), say he’s done worse, not better, than they expected,” says USA Today, which didn’t bother to include in its report that voters want Biden to leave, but did admit there’s a “gloomy landscape” ahead for Democrats in next year’s midterms.
No one should be puzzled by the poll’s results. Americans are weary of Biden’s inflation, his border crisis and unforced foreign policy errors, a supply chain and a COVID promise that have both been broken, his failed energy policies, his undermining of policing and law and order across the country, his divisiveness and hard-left swerve, his “woke” military, a shaky economy, and his vaccine mandate, to name but a handful of his more notable failures.
Count us as being among those who wish to see Biden leave the White House as soon as possible. But his replacement would be no better. There’s a reason Vice President Kamala Harris has an approval rating of 28, 10 points lower than the approval rating of her boss, the man Americans want to be rid of.
“She’s not good enough, she’s not smart enough, and gosh darn it, people just don’t like her,” says Instapundit Glenn Reynolds, summarizing how much of the country feels about Harris by paraphrasing a fictional “Saturday Night Live” (created by a comedian turned Democratic crank).
Harris’ problem, says The Hill’s Joe Concha, is that she has been practically invisible. And Reynolds adds, she “was never liked much to begin with” and was not a true 2020 presidential candidate. She polled “lower than even Andrew Yang in her home state of California in December 2019,” which prompted her to drop out before the primaries.
So how about a package deal, in which Biden and Harris quit at the same time? But that leaves the country with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as president. The option is horrifying.
Unfortunately, this is the poison pill presidential line of succession that more than half of voters dropped on the country a year ago.
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