August 18 – A new Fox News poll has shown that 52 percent of Americans feel that the White House is dragging this economy down and disapproves of how the administration has handled this inflationary environment.
That number includes more than one third of Democrats and three quarters of Independents.
President Joe Biden isn’t faring well in popularity.
Attorney Clint Barkdoll said, “It’s incredible that we’re barreling towards this 2024 election with what looks like maybe the least popular, the most unpopular president since Jimmy Carter, and the economy is of course a huge issue. Remember going back to 1992, James Carville in the war room they had written on there, ‘it’s the economy, stupid,’ saying just keep focusing on the economy. That’ll win you the election. That was the secret for their success with Bill Clinton.”
An Associated Press NORC poll out of the University of Chicago this week, showed 75 percent of voters don’t want a Biden/Trump matchup in 2024.
Barkdoll said, “But yet, here we are. There’s some interesting editorials in today’s Journal. The lead editorial in today’s Journal, there’s calling on the Republican Party to thin the herd. They need to get this down to one or two candidates that could beat Trump in a primary. Kim Strassel, the very influential conservative writer, writes today how Biden is probably the weakest presidential candidate in modern history, but the Democrats keep backing him because they see Trump as even a weaker candidate. I’ve never seen a dynamic like this that we’re about to get into.”
Pat Ryan of NewsTalk 103.7FM said, “I just have a hard time believing that. So he’s so weak, but Trump is weaker?
Barkdoll said, “You look at the national polls and I realized national polls on a presidential election don’t matter, but they basically have Trump and Biden tied. Many of them have Biden ahead of Trump by a few points and it’s early. We know it’s very early. Trump could absolutely win this election next year, but I guess what a lot of these pollsters are pointing out, any other Republican candidate would probably be running away with this race, and any other Democrat versus Trump would probably be running away with the race, but it looks like these are the cards we’re going to be dealt again for next year.”