What Biden’s Dismal Polling Teaches Us About Our Leadership

Recent polls show President Joe Biden with a low approval rating of 38% and Vice President Kamala Harris with a depressing approval rating of 28%, just nine months into their terms.

Even with the army of political propaganda outlets—or, dare I say, “journalists”—vehemently opposing former President Donald Trump and supporting Biden and his Democratic colleagues, Trump’s approval rating was still about the same at around 38%.

What does this tell us about the current leadership of our nation? Is it reasonable to simply attribute this to a contentious, all or nothing political climate? Is there something more?

Many individuals and media pundits will spend hours debating their expectations of a new president. Then they criticize him based upon his ability to meet those expectations. I have a different perspective.

I hope, not expect, that our president will fulfill his duties in the United States’ best interests and be a role model to us all. This has been my hope since childhood. Yet, with the Biden administration, I am underwhelmed and extremely disappointed with Biden’s job, like many who have voted against him and for him.

Biden seems to be asleep at the wheel at every turn. Biden was elected to lead the largest nation in the world, but he has failed to do the simple things.

I won’t say Trump is the opposite of Biden. Trump has succeeded in every way that Biden failed. No president and no man are perfect.

But at least when people laughed at Trump, he fought back, and despite what the media led you to believe, the man was feared, not for him being “unhinged,” as they said, but for his courage to fight back.

Many Democratic presidents have made a name for themselves on the global stage. It is not because I believe that politics is the only issue; it is about doing the right thing for our country.

Partisan politics is causing harm to this country. We argue at every turn, shunning close friends and colleagues because we hold opposing views. It is human instinct to hold firm to one’s beliefs and to not give in when they are challenged.

Contrary to what the media and far-left commentators would like you to believe, you don’t have to subscribe to every viewpoint. A Democrat might hold a “Republican” viewpoint, and vice versa. This is perfectly acceptable.

Yet today, merely expressing another party’s viewpoint puts you on the opposite side of the person with whom you disagree. However, the president may try to convince you otherwise.

Instead of leading a nation the president has been reduced to a position of appeasing his supporters. He has taken a firm stance in order to appease the far right.

We need a president who cares about everyone, regardless of party affiliation, and who will make tough decisions for the best interest of our nation. I don’t believe that Biden is doing this.

Biden and Harris both do the right thing for their own benefit, and not for ours. Perhaps I am wrong. Maybe they are just bad decision makers. Their approval ratings in either case are a sign of their inability to lead the country effectively, even with the most powerful people behind them.

Democrats should brace themselves for midterm carnage in 2022, and they can blame it on their radical socialist agenda and Biden’s devastating and steadily declining poll numbers.

The vast majority of Americans don’t fall in either extreme. Most people are centrists who want politicians to work together, but this hasn’t happened thus far.

Biden campaigned as a unifier, someone who could bring the country back together, but that hasn’t happened. Things appear to be just as polarized today as they were in the past, if perhaps more so in some aspects.

It remains to be seen if Biden is at fault for this. I would argue that the media has played a significant role in the divisions of our nation. How can people not be outraged by celebrities and political leaders broadcasting anti-opposing-party rhetoric into our homes 24 hours per day, seven days per week? One could argue, “turn off the news,” yet this rhetoric permeates nearly every form of media nowadays.

Partisanship and tribalism are going to destroy our country if we don’t get control of it. Our nation can’t survive continuing on a path of distrust, hate, and anger. Political leaders tend to think too highly of themselves and not enough of their responsibility to the people.


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