CNN finally broke their silence and reported on a poll that spells out “horrible news” for President Biden. A recent survey reveals that 66% of Americans consider his re-election to be a “setback” or a complete “disaster” for the nation. CNN anchor Jake Tapper could hardly hide his shock at these appalling figures and added, “Those are some bad numbers.” Who could disagree?
BREAKING: CNN poll spells ‘HORRIBLE NEWS’ for Joe Biden, 66% view Biden’s re-election as a ‘setback’ or ‘disaster’.
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Furthermore, CNN contributor David Challian scrutinized the poll and reported that 41% of respondents said a Biden re-election would be a “disaster” for the country. This percentage was marginally better than what former President Donald Trump had received, whose return to the White House would be seen as a “disaster” by 44% of those surveyed.
"Horrible news, horrible for Joe Biden": New CNN poll finds 66% of Americans say a Biden victory would either be a "setback" or a "disaster" pic.twitter.com/wgXuNRvWxW
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A more in-depth analysis of the polls shows that 26% of the American people think a Biden win would be a “setback”, while only 12% felt the same way about Trump. Both Trump and Biden received equal support from those who viewed their victories as a “step forward,” but Trump had a ten-point edge among those who believed that either candidate’s victory would be a “triumph.” Sadly, for both Biden and Trump, most Americans believe that their election as president would be a “disaster” or a “setback.”
“[Trump’s] hardcore supporters are more into him than perhaps Biden’s hardcore supporters are into him,” concluded Challian, providing a possible justification for those unsatisfactory numbers. “Yeah, it’s worse for Biden, but for both of them, most people believe electing them would be a disaster,” Tapper added, offering some commentary on the poll’s results.
President Biden’s approval score is also remarkably low at 35%, while Trump’s is slightly higher at 37%. Biden’s approval rating dropped a considerable amount within the independent voters’ bloc, by nine percentage points since December 2020, placing his current supporting figure among independents at 26%.
Moreover, David Challian pointed out that President Biden is facing a growing primary challenge. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has found support from 20% of Democrat respondents, while Marianne Williamson has garnered 8% of the poll respondents’ support. Trump’s hardcore supporters are more into him than perhaps Biden’s hardcore supporters are into him.
When the poll was broken down by Democrats and Democrat-leaning independents, 67% of DNC loyalists stood behind Biden while only 40% of Democrat-leaning independents said the same. Challian viewed this situation as a “potential warning sign” for the President.