Monday, October 25, 2021

Biden loses more support than any other president since WWII: Approval ratings in his first nine months nosedive by 11% as independents abandon him and just 42% of Americans think he's doing a good job

Joe Biden has disappointed Americans more than any other president since World War II has at this point in their term, a new Gallup poll released Friday appears to show.

The newest data is from a survey taken from October 1 - 19 and compares Biden's average approval rating across the first three quarters of his term against every president since Dwight Eisenhower.

Biden lost a whopping 11. 3 percentage points from his first quarter approval of 56 percent to an average of 44.7 percent at the end of the three months spanning late July through October.

It comes after the White House was forced to walk back a number of remarks the president made at a CNN town hall on Thursday night, including comments on defending Taiwan from China and mobilizing the National Guard to help with the supply chain crisis.

His former boss Barack Obama saw the second-largest dip in average approval, losing 10.1 percent from his first through third quarters.

Donald Trump, the only post-WWII president whose approval rating is lower than Biden's at this point, saw a smaller drop of just 4.4 percent after having started with low expectations.

Independents appear to be driving down Biden's favorability the most, from 61 percent approval at the beginning of February to just 34 percent in October.

The historic drop is fueled by Biden's inability to shake off growing public dissatisfaction over his White House tenure as his month-to-month approval rating slips to a new low of 42 percent in October.

His approval was dealt a massive blow amid a border crisis that appears to be spiraling out of control and the US's hasty exit from Afghanistan at the end of summer.

And the recent supply chain crisis that's sent consumer prices soaring and left many grocery shelves empty has become a cudgel that Republican lawmakers have labeled 'Bidenflation.'

But in good news for the Democratic president, his dip in approval ratings appears to be leveling off.

In September he took a significant blow when his ratings went from 49 to 43 percent. The one point drop in October is modest by comparison.

Slightly fewer people disapprove of him as well, with Biden's disapproval rating lowering from 53 to 52 percent.

The party breakdown of Gallup's October survey reflects the hyper-partisan environment of today's politics.

Democrats are still firm in their support for Biden. His approval rating among his own party never dipped below 90 percent at any point in his term and even went up by two points this month.

Among Republicans, however, the president has hit a record low of just 4 percent approval.

The 88-point gap between GOP and Democrats is the largest Biden has seen in his presidency so far and comes amid multiple ideological clashes.

Normally apolitical, local settings such as public schoolboard meetings have become partisan battlegrounds as the number of violent outbursts caused by parents angry at critical race theory and mask guidelines lash out at education officials.

Republicans have accused Biden of unfairly targeting parents after his Justice Department directed federal law enforcement to help crack down on what it called a 'disturbing trend.'

Biden's administration has also waded into political battles with the president's sweeping vaccine order announced in September, affecting 100 million American workers.

A number of Republican governors, most recently Doug Ducey of Arizona, are mounting a resistance to the mandate.

Americans are also likely unhappy with Washington politicians in general, amid massive gridlock - particularly among Democrats themselves - in trying to pass Biden's ambitious Build Back Better agenda.

Earlier in his presidency Biden's approval ratings were dealt a blow by the US's chaotic Afghanistan exit and a humanitarian outcry over a record number of Haitian migrants coming to the southern border from Central and South America.

While both crises have mostly exited the news cycle, the president's approval hasn't rebounded the same way.

Overall, however, the situation at the southern border appears to be worsening. New data released from Customs and Border Protection shows that border arrests have hit the highest point since 1986 and 1.7 million migrants were detained in Fiscal Year 2021.

The highest first-October approval rating belongs to George W. Bush with 88 percent, at a time when he was experiencing unprecedented national and international support in the wake of the September 11 terror attacks.


Biden dispersing migrant children across country using sneaky middle-of-the-night flights

Pictures and statistics do not lie. There have been an ever-increasing number of illegal border crossings every month since Biden took office. His border policy has been a total failure. Some believe it is not a policy blunder at all, but a targeted goal of this administration.

Joe Biden and his liberal cronies in the Democrat Party are trying to change the voting demographic of the United States. It is a corrupt ambition that is now becoming even more obvious. What better way to accomplish this goal than to allow millions of illegal migrants into the country.

Then, give them a bunch of free stuff and allow them to vote. Documented statistics and actual video footage uncover a sneaky plot being perpetrated on American citizens. Hundreds of illegal migrants are being flown into New York and Florida during the wee-hours.

The White House deflects from the obvious with a bogus excuse that these are unaccompanied minors being reunited with family members or vetted sponsors. Do all family members and supposedly vetted sponsors live in New York or Florida?

What kinds of places are other illegal migrants being dumped, cities and small towns, where hardworking journalists have not been able to uncover? There are also reports that not all these “late-night, early-flight” passengers are unaccompanied minors.

In true form, the White Press Secretary gave one of her trademark smug answers. Jen Psaki was asked about these “middle-of-the-night-flights”. Psaki spouted, “Well, here – we are talking about early flights – earlier than you might like to take a flight”.

Seriously, this is the White House’s reply after being busted by reporters for flooding our country with illegal migrants in the middle of the night? This, like the Biden border policy, is a sham. There are even more questions surrounding these mystery, late-night flights.

Are these supposed children all flying with masks on, or are they magically all COVID negative? If so, where are the test results for these children, since the Biden administration insists a vast majority of them are underage minors and could not have been vaccinated?

Two of the flights in question landed at the Westchester, New York airport at 2:12 a.m. and 4:29 a.m. Maybe the Biden administration is getting a traveler discount for packing these “earl-flights”. We think something else is afoot.

It’s clear that Joe Biden knows the American people will revolt at a policy to disperse thousands of illegal migrants into our communities. Americans believe in an immigration process, not a government-fueled wave of illegal entries.

It’s time Joe Biden is called to the carpet about his purposeful southern border policy. Our border is not closed. The southern U.S. border is wide open, and it’s by design. Sneaky, middle-of-the-night-flights prove it’s something Joe Biden is trying to hide.


German police stop far-right vigilantes patrolling Polish border

German police said on Sunday they had stopped more than 50 far-right vigilantes armed with pepper spray, a bayonet, a machete and batons who were trying to patrol the Polish border to stop migrants from entering the country.

The vigilantes were following a call by the Third Way, a far right-party with suspected links to neo-Nazi groups, for its members to stop illegal crossings near the town of Guben on the German-Polish border.

Police seized the weapons carried by the 50 suspects and made them leave the Guben area late on Saturday and in the early hours of Sunday, a spokesperson said. Some of the suspects had travelled to the Polish border from other parts of Germany.

On Saturday, dozens of people held a vigil in Guben to show their opposition to the planned far-right patrols.

Germany has stationed an extra 800 police officers on the Polish border to control the flow of migrants trying to enter the European Union from Belarus, the interior minister was quoted as saying on Sunday.

"Hundreds of officers are currently on duty there day and night. If necessary, I am prepared to reinforce them even further," Horst Seehofer told the Bild am Sonntag newspaper.

Seehofer said there had already been 6,162 unauthorised entries into Germany from Belarus and Poland this year.

Last week, Seehofer said Germany did not intend to close the border with Poland, but on Sunday he said the country might have to consider reintroducing controls.

"If the situation on the German-Polish border does not ease, we will also have to consider whether this step needs to be taken in coordination with Poland and the state of Brandenburg. This decision will come to the next government," he said.

The three German parties working to form a coalition government say they aim to wrap up talks by the end of November and elect Social Democrat Olaf Scholz chancellor in December.

Many EU states accuse Minsk of sending illegal migrants across the border into the EU to put pressure on the bloc, which imposed sanctions on Belarus after President Alexander Lukashenko's disputed re-election in August 2020.

Lukashenko denies this and has blamed the West for what he says is a looming humanitarian catastrophe this winter after migrants were left stranded on the Belarusian-Polish border.


It’s Going to Take More Than Politics to Torpedo the Texas Boom

Tariq Lodhi considers himself to be socially progressive: anti-gun, pro-choice, an advocate for LGBTQ rights. For the last five years, he split his time as a tech engineer between the liberal enclaves of Boston and the Bay Area..Then, earlier this month, he moved to Texas, where Republican Governor Greg Abbott has been signing a flurry of conservative laws limiting abortion and voter rights, banning mask mandates and handicapping banks’ ability to do business in the state if they don’t support the firearms industry.

By the time Lodhi took the plunge, the decision was easy: The economic and professional opportunities outweighed the cultural warfare coming out of Austin. His new engineering job at Qorvo Inc. is a great fit, and the rapidly growing tech scene north of Dallas is exciting. Back in California, his $2.7 million “shed” in Cupertino was starting to feel cramped. In the Dallas suburbs, he can buy a mansion with a pool in a great school district for less than $1 million.

From outside the state, “it’s easy to buy into the stereotype of what you hear in politics,” Lodhi said in an interview. “I find the local population here very welcoming, very warm, friendly and hospitable.”

Lodhi joins a wave of newcomers that’s helped boost Texas’s population by more than 4 million over the past decade, part of a boom that created one of the fastest growing economies in the U.S. And despite the angst among businesses and economists worried that hard-right politics will make it harder to lure talent, the calculus for anyone considering a move is more nuanced than just focusing on red state versus blue state.

Corporate recruiters, chambers of commerce and many of the companies and people that have helped create the thriving economy suggest it’s going to take more than politics to kill the Texas boom. Low taxes, relatively affordable homes and plentiful jobs are luring new arrivals from across the political spectrum, even those ardently opposed to many of the social policies that Republicans lawmakers have prioritized in recent years.

Tesla, Goldman.Tesla Inc. said this month it will move its headquarters to Texas, following similar announcements by Oracle Corp., Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. and real estate giant CBRE Group Inc. Finance firms including Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and JPMorgan Chase & Co. have also expanded in the state, helping bolster the size of the Texas economy to $1.9 trillion, the ninth largest in the world if it were its own country.

Austin was the top destination in the U.S. for attracting new workers in the past 12 months, according to data from LinkedIn. The migration primarily came from the San Francisco area, Los Angeles and New York City. Dallas and Houston were also among the 10 U.S. cities for luring talent. Job boards showed almost 800,000 postings for Texas in the third quarter, almost double from a year earlier, according to a report from recruiting firm Robert Half.

Crypto trader Jake Ryan decided he’d had enough of the cost of living, horrible traffic and heart-breaking homelessness of Los Angeles. In 2017, he started hedge fund Tradecraft Capital to invest in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency assets, and quickly decided he wanted to find a place with a better quality of life for his family where the government wouldn’t get in the way of doing business. He’d gone to University of Texas in Austin, and always wanted to return to the city.

.Ryan says he doesn’t care for the conservative politics of the state -- especially when it comes to cultural and social policies such as the recently implemented laws regulating transgender kids’ participation in school sports. But Austin is a blue refuge in a red state, and he can live with it.

“I love it,” he said of Austin. “Things are looking up.”

Corporate recruiters in Texas say politics rarely comes up when talking to job candidates. “These issues pop up periodically -- whether it’s Covid or abortion -- but they don’t last,” said Carl Taylor, who owns an executive search firm in Dallas.




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