NBC’s Chuck Todd: ‘Biden No Longer Seen as Competent and Effective’

NBC anchor Chuck Todd recently said that President Biden is in trouble with American voters.

His comments followed the release of a new NBC poll showing he has dismal approval ratings ahead of the upcoming midterm elections.

Citing the poll, Todd predicts Democrats are heading for a “shellacking” at the polls. 

During an opening segment on his “Meet the Press” broadcast, Todd cited the poll and declared that Biden’s 43% approval rating demonstrates that he has “lost his identity” and is “no longer seen as competent and effective” by the electorate and should expect the worst in the upcoming November midterms.

“President Biden’s news conference on Wednesday was designed to kick off a second-year reset of his presidency, recapture his political identity if you will, but our new NBC News poll suggests Mr. Biden does need a reset because he’s lost his identity a bit,” said Todd, referring to Biden’s heavily criticized two-hour press conference. 

According to Todd, “He’s no longer seen as competent and effective, no longer seen as a good commander-in-chief, or perhaps, most damaging, as easy-going and likable.

“Just 5% of adults say Mr. Biden has performed better than expected as president, one of the many lowest firsts and fewest in our poll.”

Todd noted that low approval ratings have historically led to a massive defeat for the party in power. He also emphasized that the nation’s “wrong track number” was only the third time in history that an NBC poll showed such a high number of Americans saying they believe the country is heading in the wrong direction. 

The poll also shows that voters still prefer Democrats to control Congress by just one percentage point.

Todd claims Democrats would need to be up by “four or five” to make up for Republican redistricting.

Wrong direction

According to the poll, overwhelming majorities of Americans believe the country is headed in the wrong direction, that political polarization will only continue, that there is a real threat to majority rule and democracy, and that household incomes continue to fall behind the cost of living.

Additionally, according to poll numbers, the nation’s top political parties and politicians are more unpopular than popular, while interest in the upcoming November midterms is down, not up.

Republicans hold a double-digit edge in enthusiasm, with key Democrat groups losing interest in the upcoming midterm elections. When voters polled were asked to describe where they believe America is today, the top answers were “divisive,” “struggling,” “bad,” “downhill,” “lost,” and “downhill.”

According to pollster Bill McInturff of Public Opinion Strategies, “There is nothing but flashing red lights and warning signs for Democrats.”

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