The reviews from President Biden’s first year in the White House are officially in and it’s clear he’s lost most of his supporters. NBC anchor Chuck Todd didn’t hold back while criticizing Biden’s ineffective leadership after an NBC poll showed Biden’s approval rating hovering around the low 40s.
Fox News reports:
During the opening segment on “Meet the Press,” Todd, citing the poll, declared Biden’s 43% approval rating showed he’d “lost his identity,” and was “no longer seen as competent and effective” in the eyes of voters, spelling a potential “shellacking” for Democrats in November.
“President Biden’s news conference on Wednesday was designed to kick off a second year reset of his presidency, recapture his political identity, if you will, but our new NBC News poll suggests Mr. Biden does need a reset because he’s lost his identity a bit,” Todd said, referring to Biden’s heavily panned Wednesday press conference that lasted nearly two hours.
“He’s no longer seen as competent and effective, no longer seen as a good commander-in-chief, or perhaps most damaging, as easy-going and likable. In fact, just 5% of adults say Mr. Biden has performed better than expected as president, one of the many lowest firsts and fewest in our poll,” he added.
Todd revealed NBC’s new measuring tool intended to foresee a likely outcome in the midterms, with two of the three major indicators on the meter predicting a “shellacking” for Democrats.
Todd also noted that the president’s low approval rating usually indicates a big win for the opposing party.