July 27, 2021 | From Multiple Sources
Reports are now showing President Biden’s approval numbers slipping as well as optimism about the where the country is heading. What does this mean and how can we pray?
From Newsbreak: As President Joe Biden completed 100 days in office, the country was optimistic about the coming year, but now, just after hitting the six-month mark , Americans’ optimism about the direction of the country has plummeted nearly 20 points, a new ABC News/Ipsos poll finds.
A majority — 55% — of the public say they are pessimistic about the direction of the country, a marked change from the roughly one-third (36%) that said the same in an ABC News/Ipsos poll published May 2. In the early May survey, Americans were more optimistic than pessimistic by a 28-percentage point margin. Optimism is now under water by 10 points. Looking ahead to the next 12 months, fewer than half — 45% — now report feeling optimistic about the way things are going, a significant drop from about two-thirds (64%) in the May poll.
The decline in optimism has occurred across the board among Democrats, Republicans and independents. Optimism is down about 20 points among Democrats and Republicans and down 26 points among independents. Among Democrats, about 7 in 10 (71%) now say they are optimistic about the direction of the country over the next 12 months. That’s much lower than the near universal (93%) approval from Democrats on Biden’s handling of the pandemic. In politics today, partisans usually are more unified in their support or opposition to particular issues or people. . . .
The overwhelming majority (88%) of Democrats approve of the president’s handling of the economic recovery, but only about half (49%) of independents do and less than 2 in 10 (16%) Republicans do.
On other issues, Biden’s approval is underwater, and lackluster even among his own party.
RedState offers even more interesting analysis on what is fueling Biden’s declining numbers:
Although he’s still above water on the pandemic and the economy, he’s underwater on every other issue, even with Democrats, according to ABC. One of the issues which is really resonating is the border, where fewer than 4 in 10 Americans approve of Biden’s immigration approach. Disapproval of his handling of gun violence has gone up to 61%.
There’s a lot of writing on the wall here, and that has to have Democrats freaking out for 2022. That’s why we’re seeing the push to have the Jan. 6 Select Committee and Democrats resurrecting anger against Kavanaugh. Democrats are hoping to charge up the base and possibly influence independents. But that’s a pretty slim reed when the basic bread and butter issues are looking bad and staring Americans in the face. Americans are not dumb — they know where to place the fault for defunding the police and the rise in crime. If they go back to mandatory masks and lockdowns, that’s really going to sink Biden even further.