For Democrats, Joe Biden was regarded as the calming cure to Donald Trump’s four years of chaos. His administration is now facing a make-or-break autumn after already being pummeled by one catastrophe after the other this year: COVID, Afghanistan, fires in the West, and Storm Ida in the East.
After a rocky first two years, liberals are well informed of what occurred regarding the last two Democrat administrations. In 1994, midway into Bill Clinton’s first term, Democrats lost 54 seats in the House and eight seats in the Senate.
This resulted in Democrats handing Conservatives power of both chambers of Congress for the very first midterm in 40 years. The damage in Barack Obama’s first midterm election was much worse; Democrats lost 63 seats in the House.
Their Chances Slip Every Day
Many party veterans believe that if Biden does not find his way within the next few weeks, his party’s prospects of retaining its slim majority in Congress are essentially non-existent.
Biden's approval rating has TANKED in two national polls, down to 43 & 44% (NPR & WAPO).
He's falling on every front — economy, COVID, Afghanistan & beyond.
Tune in to @OutnumberedFNC on Fox News at 12 pm ET, where we will break it all down!
— Kayleigh McEnany (@kayleighmcenany) September 3, 2021
There’s no great news here for Democrats. Each of the aforementioned crises were all on Biden’s guard, explained Paul Maslin, a senior Democrat strategist who served on Jimmy Carter’s and Howard Dean’s election races.
People may fight about what Biden does or doesn’t do, but it’s almost immaterial. It won’t benefit Biden if things are disorganized and inappropriate.
The Cost will be High Come Midterms
Liberals have already begun to estimate how much Biden will cost them in 2022. Financial backers and strategists privately assessed the harm that Afghanistan (and the resurgent coronavirus epidemic) may have on the party’s chances in the midterms next year. The verdict was unfavorable.
When Biden was inaugurated, it was meant to be like, ‘Oh, the grownups are back in the house to take the reins.’” As it turns out, there’s nothing we can do. Any Democrat operative who believes this will have no impact on the upcoming elections or Biden’s reelection certainly has no idea what they’re talking about.
Biden’s Approval Rating Among CNN Employees Sinks To All-Time Low Of 98% https://t.co/Nnmm470UUk
— The Babylon Bee (@TheBabylonBee) September 4, 2021
Democrats are concerned about Biden’s declining approval ratings, since a president’s favorability rating is closely linked to a party’s success in midterm elections. Biden’s approval numbers have really fallen to the mid-40s.
They are similar to Clinton’s at this time in his administration and much worse than Obama’s in 2009, preceding his self-described “beat down” in the midterm elections the following year.
Democrats now have a weaker congressional majority than any of those administrations, leaving less room for error in the midterms. Also, that was before summer when everything seemed to go wrong.
Biden was obliged to reply to the announcement of a disappointing August jobs report on Friday. After that, he went to Louisiana to assess storm damage. Over the weekend, the Caldor Wildfire, which had been ravaging the Lake Tahoe region, halted.
However, new fires were raging in California, and Biden was in hurricane portions of New York and New Jersey early in the week. Meanwhile, the Delta variant has triggered a new wave of COVID across the country.