Nolte: Poll Shows Biden Losing Democrats on the Economy

Nolte: Poll Shows Biden Losing Democrats on the Economy
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“A month ago, 47 percent of Democrats described the economy as good,” the AP discovered. “In May, that slid to 35 percent.”

There’s even worse news for Slow Joe:
The percentage of Democrats who say Biden’s policies have done more to help tumbled from 45 percent to 37 percent. A majority of Democrats say Biden’s policies have hurt or made no difference to the economy, with 18 percent saying they hurt and 44 percent saying they’ve made no difference.

Overall, as my colleague John Carney pointed out Friday, a breathtaking 78 percent of Americans now rate the American economy as “poor,” up from 70 percent in April.

What must trouble the White House above all is that Democrats are rapidly losing faith in their own Democrat president. When that happens, when a sitting president loses support from his own party, the bottom falls out of his approval ratings. Until now, by appeasing the extremists that make up so much of his party, Biden had been able to prevent his job approval rating from dipping into the thirties. And that’s what a smart president does when he’s in trouble: whatever it takes to keep the base happy.

 
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