Well said jgw. I think we, the voters expect that man on the white horse to solve all all problems within six months and when he doesn't, we start looking for another man or burden him with a congress of the other party. Besides most Americans having short memories, they want instant gratification, instant problems solved.
Looking back over presidential approval ratings, I was surprised to find most maintained above 50% approval, then abruptly fell after July. ALA exactly what Biden, Obama, Bill Clinton, Reagan had done. The reasons, the causes vary greatly, but there is a pattern here. Trump is an exception, he never achieved a 50% approval rating and G.W. Bush had 9-11 which skyrocketed his approval rating.
What I'm seeing today and over the last month or two is the high expectations for Biden hasn't been met, so the voters, basically independents have begun to look for for someone else. Which in this case means a change in congress since Biden isn't going anywhere. They did it to Bill Clinton, to Obama, to Trump and would have done it to G.W. Bush if not for 9-11. So they waited until G.W. Bush was reelected and then 2 years later wham, a Democratic congress.
I relate this to a bad baseball team with a bunch of problems, we bring in a new manager expecting a world series championship. and when the new manager doesn't deliver, we replace him with another manager, then another manager. All the while regardless of the manager, you still have a bad baseball team. This country has too many deep problems to expect one man to fix everything within a six month period. Yet, I think that is exactly what we expect when we elect a new president or change power in congress from one party to the other.
Maybe this makes sense, maybe not.