(Mark Pellin, Headline USA) An eye-popping 61% of Americans think that President Joe Biden was involved with his son Hunter’s corrupt business dealings, while nearly 60% said the president’s policies are making the economy worse.
The tsunami of scandals and public missteps swamping the vacationeer-in-chief has eroded his public standing across all demographics and crossed partisan lines, according to the brutal results of a CNN poll released Thursday, which showed only 26% of Americans think Biden has the cognitive capacity to serve effectively as president.
Biden’s overall approval rating with Americans has plummeted to 39%, the start to a string of numbers that CNN was forced to concede “are rough for President Biden,” said White House correspondent Phil Mattingly. “It could spell trouble for Democrats and the president’s hopes for reelection in 2024.”
Some of the more dire indicators included 70% of Americans who said “things are going badly for the country” and 58% who said they had an unfavorable impression of Biden.
That could be related to a growing number of Americans who think Biden is corrupt and has wrongly interfered with investigations into Hunter Biden’s myriad legal issues.
In addition to the 61% who said they “think that Biden had at least some involvement with Hunter Biden’s business dealings,” another “55% majority of the public says the president has acted inappropriately regarding the investigation into Hunter Biden over potential crimes,” CNN reported, with 42% of Americans saying “they think he acted illegally.”
CNN Chief Political Director David Chalian assured viewers that the damning numbers weren’t because Americans actually believe the mountain of evidence implicating Biden in multiple corruption schemes, but because the White House wasn’t doing a sufficient job enabling fake news to spread regime talking points.
“This is to show what happens when you don’t push back at all, which is really what the White House has been doing,” Chalian lamented. “There’s not been a Hunter Biden defense, kind of mounted in a public relations way, and it’s starting to seep through beyond just the right wing echo chamber.”
The seepage didn’t stop there, and it leaked across partisan lines. Nearly 70% of Democrats said the party should nominate anybody but Biden, and majorities from both parties blamed Biden for their perilous economic straits.
“This is why you hear him talking about Bidenomics all the time and trying to get that number lower,” Chalian said.
“It makes you think, was it right for them to label it Bidenomics?” fretted CNN anchor Poppy Harlow.
“Right,” Chalian countered, and again urged the White House’s fake news machine to spring into action. “He’s got to convince Americans that he’s actually improving the economy. You see, a majority thinks he’s worsened it.”
The same misguided Americans are also alarmed by Biden’s enfeebled physical condition and diminishing cognitive abilities. Overall, 73% said they are “seriously concerned Biden’s age might negatively affect his current mental and physical competence,” while 76% are “seriously concerned Biden’s age might negatively affect his ability to serve another full term.”
KAMALA HARRIS: “They feel the need to attack because they are scared that we will win based on the merit of the work that Joe Biden and I and our administration has done!” pic.twitter.com/hNidQqEOfP
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) September 7, 2023
Donald Trump took the poll as a chance to hammer both CNN and Biden, posting on Truth Social that, “This is one of the worst outcomes in polling history, but because it is FAKE NEWS CNN, I believe that the real numbers are much worse than this for Biden. Almost everyone is doing worse!”
Aside from disastrous policies and questionable health, Biden drew miserable numbers regarding his personal popularity with the public. On top of the 58% who had a unfavorable impression of Biden, only 45% of Americans say the president “cares about people like them, with only 33% describing him as someone they’re proud to have as president,” the poll showed.
Only 28% said Biden “inspires confidence” and only 26% said “that he has the stamina and sharpness to serve effectively as president,” declines that CNN reported were driven largely by Democrats and independents.
The sum total added up to a disastrous scorecard for Biden’s 2024 run, leaving leftists wondering exactly what multiple sham indictments of the GOP’s likely presidential candidate have accomplished.
“Within the margin of error, Donald Trump 47% – Joe Biden 46%. So, they’re basically in a statistical tie,” informed Harry Enten, CNN senior data reporter.
“But what I will note was there was not a single poll conducted by CNN during the entire 2020 cycle in which Donald Trump got a higher share of the vote than Joe Biden did. So this is a vastly different picture from what we saw four years ago.”
Trump senior advisor Jason Miller’s reaction to CNN’s poll reflected that reality. “No wonder national Democrats are freaking out!” he tweeted.
Watch CNN SAVAGE Joe Biden for 3 Minutes Straight over his Pathetic Poll numbers ???? pic.twitter.com/7pxqcY7wUa
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) September 7, 2023
Mark Pellin is an editor at Headline USA. Follow him at twitter.com/sabrepaw70.