In an eye-popping turn of events, President Joe Biden’s popularity is plummeting faster than a lead balloon. A recent NBC News poll reveals that only 40% of folks are giving ol’ Joe the thumbs up. That’s a steep drop from his 46% approval rating at the start of the year. Yikes! Looks like the honeymoon phase is officially over.
Biden approval rating hits new low amid foreign policy challenges: Poll https://t.co/CwvCnNyLqG
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) November 20, 2023
Critics are taking aim at Biden’s foreign policy blunders, especially his mishandling of the Israel-Gaza conflict. As if that’s not enough, Biden’s decision to cozy up to Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation conference didn’t win him any brownie points either. In fact, the term “dictator” was tossed around, and let’s just say it wasn’t a term of endearment.
Following the summit, Biden made a statement that raised more than a few eyebrows, and not in a good way. He called out Xi as a “dictator,” which, let’s be honest, isn’t exactly the kind of chit-chat one exchanges over a cup of tea. Looks like the President’s diplomacy skills may need a little sprucing up, folks.
Now, let’s not forget the ongoing crisis in Israel. The whole world is watching, and according to the NBC News poll, the American public has a lot to say about it. Biden seems to be doing a diplomatic dance around the issue, trying to juggle his support for Israel while keeping an eye on the safety of Gaza’s civilians. It’s a tightrope act, and it looks like the audience isn’t too thrilled with the performance.
And if you thought the heat was getting to Biden, just wait until you hear this next bit. The poll also showed that Biden is trailing behind former President Donald Trump in a hypothetical 2024 showdown. Yep, you heard that right. Trump is leading the pack, with 46% of registered voters giving him the nod, while Biden lags behind at 44%. It’s like a political drama unfolding right before our eyes!
It seems like President Biden has hit a bit of a rough patch. With his foreign policy fumbles and lukewarm responses to international crises, it’s no wonder folks are starting to look elsewhere for leadership. But hey, it’s still early days, and anything can happen in the wild world of politics!