Soon, Democrats will be forced to admit the obvious: President Joe Biden isn’t exactly the rockstar president for which they had hoped, at least not during his first five or so months in the White House.
According to the Washington Examiner, several pundits, including pollster John Zogby, contributed to an unofficial presidential report card in which they graded Biden on his recent performance. According to their commentary, recent legislative failures and a decline in his polling numbers indicate that the president seems to be in a slump.
Zogby commented on the state of the presidency and was critical of Biden’s recent performance, but not to the point where Zogby would agree with others in the media that Biden’s presidency is “dead.”
“Is this the end of Joe Biden?” Zogby asked during a recent episode of The Zogby Report. “He doesn’t have this infrastructure plan. He didn’t meet his goal of 70% of Americans vaccinated. And for that matter, the economy is shaky and his numbers, we’re starting to see them being chiseling away.”
Zogby went on to add, “The end of Joe Biden? Come on, let’s chill. It’s July, and no, he did not get his infrastructure plan. The economy is a little squishy right now. I’m not going to say he’s in trouble. His polling numbers are at about 52% [approval.] Last couple of polls are down a little bit but they’re still above 50%.”
While trying to remain fair in his assessment of Biden’s string of recent failures, Zogby went on to say that inflation concerns seem to be dragging down his approval numbers on the economy.
Jed Babbin, a contributor to the Examiner and former George H.W. Bush official, had a noticeably dimmer view of the past week of Biden’s White House, opening his critique by saying, “As we go into the Fourth of July weekend, Biden doesn’t have a lot to celebrate.”
He went on to point out that the ongoing crisis at the southern U.S. border isn’t doing the president any favors in his polling numbers, while pointing out two recent major defeats in the U.S. Supreme Court, one of which included the high court ruling in favor of recently-passed Arizona election security laws.
It’s clear, at least at this point during his presidency, that Biden is struggling to put W’s on the chalkboard for his supporters. Only time will tell if he’s able to recover, but as of now, it’s not looking good.