I don't know. Biden and the Democrats rode high from inauguration day until the beginning of August. Part of that was, I'm sure, Biden not being Trump. Biden's overall approval rating stayed between 52-55%. Neither Biden nor the Democrats in congress as far as I remember actually tried to do anything.

Now we know about the 3.5 trillion agenda, the House stalled infrastructure Bill along with the decision to withdraw from Afghanistan pretty much took place during or after August. There could be more, but that's just off the top of my head. Biden's approval has remained steady among democrats since inauguration day until today at 92% give or take a point, Republicans have given Biden a 8% approval over the same time frame, give or take a point or two. So it's independents that have dropped Biden's and the Democratic Party's approval and favorable numbers. Biden's approval dropped among independents from 53% in July down to 37% today for Biden. The Democratic Party's favorable's from 41% in July down to 24% today.

Why? For not doing anything or for trying to do something or is it something else? Just a SWAG, but perhaps it's the Trump factor. Independents were happy that Trump was gone and they gave both Biden and the Democrats high marks just because they weren't Trump or affiliated with him. Then the botched withdrawal from Afghanistan brought their focus from Trump to Biden and company. That after 6 months of giving Biden and company a honeymoon just for not being Trump came to an abrupt end.

I think most independents have assigned Trump to the dust bin of history. Not so with the current president or democratic controlled congress. I do think getting off their butts and passing the infrastructure bill would help, it certainly wouldn't hurt. Perhaps a compromised 3.5 trillion bill would also fall into this category.

Then again there's the supply and demand problem now, rising prices and inflation. Not much if anything can Biden and company do about this. But it seems independents are holding them responsible.

The bottom line is your SWAG is as good as my SWAG. I will make a prediction, the more Trump stays out of the news, out of the limelight, the worse it will seem the democrats are doing. If Trump starts getting headlines and burst back on the scene for any length of time, Biden and the democrats will improve and get better. At least with independents.

It's high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first instead of their political party. For way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.