A Washington Post and ABC News survey showed that a majority of Americans believe that President Joe Biden has accomplished very little since taking office. The poll, which was conducted from January 27 to February 1, revealed that 62% of respondents felt that the president has accomplished “not very much” or “little or nothing” during his time in office. This sentiment was shared by 96% of Republicans, 66% of independent voters, and 22% of Democrats.
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Keisha Lance Bottoms, the former mayor of Atlanta and a current White House Senior Advisor for Public Engagement, spoke about the recent Washington Post and ABC News poll on CNN Newsroom. She played down the significance of the poll, saying, “I’ve been on the ballot a time or two, and what I know is that polls are a snapshot in time.” Bottoms then suggested that the results can change as people start to experience the impact of the Biden administration’s policies. She concluded by saying, “You don’t govern by poll numbers. You govern with your eye on the prize. And for this President, that’s meant delivering for the American people and making sure that these policies are implemented so people can feel these policies every single day.”
A recent survey by the Associated Press and the NORC Center for Public Affairs Research revealed that Biden has limited support for a potential second term. The survey showed that only 37% of Democrats want the president to run again in 2024, a decrease from the 52% who held this view prior to the midterm elections in 2022. Some respondents pointed to Biden’s age as a factor in their decision, with one North Carolina respondent saying, “I, honestly, think that he would be too old. We could use someone younger in the office.” However, others were more supportive of Biden’s candidacy, with one respondent from Kansas remarking that the president seemed to be in good physical condition.
President Joe Biden is facing an uphill battle in gaining recognition for his accomplishments since taking office. According to recent polls, a large number of Americans are yet to experience the positive impact of his policies, leading to doubt in his leadership abilities. Biden must take it upon himself to show the American public his capacity for bringing about meaningful change in their lives and earn their support for a second term.
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