Headlines paint gloomy picture for pro-abortion President Joe Biden

By Dave Andrusko

I’ve chronicled pro-abortion President Joe Biden faltering job approval numbers for months, but the Wall Street Journal results released over the weekend threw me for a loop.

Biden’s approval number had dropped to 37%, meaning 61% disapproved. It is the second lowest figure ever. What is significant is the symbolic importance of the overall average: it came in under 40%–39.9%, to be exact.

In addition, under the headline “Joe Biden’s Approval Rating Hits New Low,” Benjamin Lynch, reporting for Newsweek, wrote

This week, a Wall Street Journal poll showed Trump leading Biden by 47 percent to 43 percent in a head-to-head match-up. Trump’s base may mean that support for him is less likely to waiver when presented with an alternative, 94 percent of Trump’s 2020 support said they would vote for him again, compared to 87 percent for Biden.

The headlines only get worse. Also reporting for Newsweek, the headline for Kate Plummer’s story reads “Election Map for 2024 Predicts Donald Trump Will Crush Joe Biden.”

“With just under a year to go until the presidential election, a series of polls have sought to clarify the political picture, with many suggesting Biden’s time in the White House may be limited,” Plummer writes. The next sentence is the pro-forma qualifier that there’s still time for Biden to rally.

Emerson College, she tells us, conducted a national poll that found

Trump leads Biden by 4 points (47 percent to 43 percent). The poll was conducted between December 4 and 6 and used a sample size of 1,000 registered voters, with a margin of error of plus or minus 3 points.

Meanwhile, a November poll conducted by The New York Times and Siena College, showed voters are backing Trump by margins of 4 to 10 points in five out of six important election battleground states. If the poll’s results are unchanged by next November’s election, Trump would win more than 300 Electoral College votes.

How they worked the numbers was interesting. Plummer explains

By aggregating different polls and analyzing them in each state, RacetotheWH found that Trump leads by 5 percent or more in states with 250 elector votes, while Biden is ahead by 5 percent or more in states with 202 electoral votes.

The pollsters also forecast that in the election Trump will get 45 percent of the total vote, while Biden will garner 43.6 percent.

What else? We’ll have more tomorrow.