Two new polls out this week are absolutely brutal for Joe Biden.
Biden’s numbers have been cratering all over the place, but these new polls have to hurt.
They’re both personal.
The new I&I/TIPP Poll finds that only 42 percent think Biden is mentally sharp:
I&I/TIPP Poll: Just 42% Now Think Biden Is ‘Mentally Sharp’
Concerns about President Joe Biden’s mental abilities have gone mainstream.
Although the press has largely overlooked Biden’s gaffes, his disastrous performance at a decidedly friendly CNN townhall prompted the Wall Street Journal to editorialize that Biden’s “frequent public confusion about the major issues of the day is a reason for the growing public concern.”…
The poll tried to gauge the public’s perceptions of Biden on several measures, including mental abilities, by asking a random sampling of adults to “indicate your level of agreement or disagreement with the following descriptions of President Joe Biden.” Among the choices given were “mentally sharp,” “energetic,” and “a good communicator.”
The results are not good for Biden.
Just 42% of those polled say they think the president is “mentally sharp,” and 42% say he’s “energetic.” (Half those polled say he isn’t mentally sharp or energetic.) Fewer than half surveyed (47%) say Biden is a “good communicator.”
The second poll is just as bad but for different reasons.
The new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist National Poll finds that 44 percent of Democrats want someone else to be the Democrat nominee in 2024:
Biden & 2022
President Joe Biden’s approval rating is upside down. 44% of Americans approve of the job he is doing as president, and 49% disapprove. This compares to 45% approve/46% disapprove in our October poll.
In the Congressional generic contest, Democrats edge out Republicans with 44% of registered voters saying they’ll choose a Democrat in their district and 41% choosing a Republican. In our September poll, Democrats had an 8 percentage point lead 46% – 38%.
Looking ahead to 2024, 36% of Democrats and Democratic leaning independents say their party will have a better chance winning the White House with Biden at the top of the ticket. 44% want someone else, and 20% are unsure.
Joe Biden staffers at the White House have to be sweating while looking at these polls.
Biden is imploding right in front of their eyes.