Destroying the country, no. I've been fairly happy with Biden. Not so much with the Democratic controlled congress. Now it's time to let the numbers talk. If I were a Democrat, I'd start paying attention to them if the Democrats want to retain control of congress next year. Still early, but I haven't seen what I would see with these numbers.
1 Aug numbers, pre-Afghanistan, 31 Aug numbers, end of Afghanistan withdrawal, 7 Oct numbers post Afghanistan.
Biden’s overall job approval/disapproval numbers:
1 Aug 51.3% approval, 45.9% disapproval/31 Aug 46.3% approval, 48.6% disapproval/7 Oct 43.4% approval, 50.3% disapproval.
Generic congressional vote
1 Aug Democrats 48% Republican 41% D plus 7/31 Aug Democrats 46% Republicans 44% D plus 2/7 Oct Democrats 44% Republicans 41% D plus 3.
Direction of the Country, right track/wrong track
1 Aug right track 40%, wrong track 53%/31 Aug right track 30%, wrong track 61%/7 Oct right track 32%/wrong track 61%.
Immigration 1 Aug 42% approve, 54% disapprove/31 Aug 34% approve, 57% disapprove/7 Oct 32% approve, 60% disapprove.
COVID 1 Aug 62% approve, 38% disapprove/31 Aug 53% approve, 43% disapprove/7 Oct 51% approve, 45% disapprove.
Economy 1 Aug 55% approve, 45% disapprove/31 Aug 46% approve, 49% disapprove/7 Oct 45% approve, 50% disapprove.https://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/other/president-biden-job-approval-7320.html
Still basically no change since 30 Aug outside of a one or two point drop in a couple of categories. If the drop was just Afghanistan related, the botched withdrawal, I’d expected Biden and company to be on an upward trajectory 5 weeks after the end of Afghanistan. That hasn’t happened. My only conclusion is the bad numbers run much deeper and into more categories than just Afghanistan. The latest, most recent numbers have been even worse than the RCP averages. But I’ll let this The Hill articles get into that nitty gritty.
'Battered on trust, doubted on leadership': A 'brutal' poll for Biden shows no easy fixhttps://thehill.com/opinion/white-h...dership-a-brutal-poll-for-biden-shows-no
The article mentioned normal ups and downs in the poll numbers. I'm beginning to wonder if there is such a thing in today's modern political era of polarization, the great divide and the super, mega, ultra-high partisanship as normal ups and downs.