Poll: Voters Worried About Joe Biden’s Age & Economy – A new Wall Street Journal poll shows that Bidenomics might not be the winning message that Joe Biden and his team think it should be. On top of that voters worry that the 80-year-old, fall-prone president is too old to serve another term.
The survey of 1,500 voters conducted between August 24-30 found that 73 percent believe Biden is too old to remain as president.
Even some Democrats are stopping to notice Biden’s age.
“It’s 100% because of his age. He’s done a great job. He’s good right now. But somebody at the age of 80 has a high risk of things going wrong physically and mentally,” Elizabeth Bankson, 56, a grade-school teacher from Winston-Salem, N.C., a registered Democrat who voted for Biden in 2020, told The Wall Street Journal.
Joe Biden and Bidenomics Strikes a Sour Note
Fifty-eight percent said the economy has gotten worse over the past two years, and only 28 percent said the economy has gotten better.
Still, Biden wants Americans to think he is an economic savior.
“The guy who held this job before me was just one of two presidents in history … left office with fewer jobs in America than when he got elected office,” Biden said at the annual Tri-State Labor Day Parade in Philadelphia – while omitting the fact that in 2023 jobs were lost due to the bipartisan COVID-19 lockdown – on Monday. “When the last guy was here, you were shipping jobs to China. Now we’re bringing jobs home from China. When the last guy was here, your pensions were at risk; we helped save millions of pensions with your help.”
Biden’s talk about a rosy economy is starting to show how out of touch he is with the daily lives of average Americans. It is reminiscent of George H.W. Bush, the New England patrician, who seemed amazed when he visited a grocery store in 1992 and did not know what a checkout scanner was.
“The implication was clear: The president didn’t have a clue about what life is like for regular Americans. He didn’t even know how a grocery store worked,” Northwestern Professor David N. Rapp wrote in a 2018 column in The Washington Post.
The multimillionaire president’s failure to understand the costs faced by the average American consumer is having the same impact. Consumers are not feeling the love.
“Are You Better Off Than You Were Four Years Ago?”
Overall inflation might have fallen on paper from 9 percent in June of last year to 3 percent today, but consumers are not noticing it.
Since Biden became president gas prices have risen by $1.60; staples such as milk are up by 80 cents per gallon, egg prices have increased by more than $1, and beef prices have increased on average by $1; and the average median rent has gone up from $1,652 in March 2021 to $2,038 in August.
This gives Donald Trump an opening to deliver the message, “Are you better off than you were four years ago?” and makes it sting for Biden.
“I think the economy might be doing good for some people but, for folks who are in the middle, we are kind of squeezed,” Joe Biden voter Shivkumar Singh, an IT manager in Okemos, Mich., and father of three, told The Wall Street Journal. “If your kids are going to college, it’s very expensive for us. And the younger kids who have just graduated, it’s very hard for them to get jobs.”
John Rossomando is a defense and counterterrorism analyst and served as Senior Analyst for Counterterrorism at The Investigative Project on Terrorism for eight years. His work has been featured in numerous publications such as The American Thinker, The National Interest, National Review Online, Daily Wire, Red Alert Politics, CNSNews.com, The Daily Caller, Human Events, Newsmax, The American Spectator, TownHall.com, and Crisis Magazine. He also served as senior managing editor of The Bulletin, a 100,000-circulation daily newspaper in Philadelphia, and received the Pennsylvania Associated Press Managing Editors first-place award for his reporting.
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