2024 Is Not That Far Away

I keep reading the hope that all this societal division can be overcome with a successful 2024 election…..I find it a delusion.

Here are the possible 2024 GOP candidates (this could all change but for now these seem like the most logical choices the GOP has to choose from…..

10. Mike Pompeo

9. Greg Abbott

8. Chris Christie

7. Donald Trump Jr.

6. Ted Cruz

5. Mike Pence

4. Tim Scott

3. Nikki Haley

2. Ron DeSantis

1. Donald Trump

All are batcrap crazy Trumpite kool-aid drinkers….if this is the final list of GOP candidates then very little will change.

Can you think of anyone else that would make this list?

And it is not looking good for the Dems either…..Biden is not doing well on approval…

The midterm elections could spell disaster for President Biden and the Democrats, if recent polling is any indication. A new Gallup poll shows an average of 47% of Americans surveyed in the fourth quarter of 2021 identified with or leaned toward the Republican Party compared to 42% for the Democratic Party—for a net swing of 14 points from the first quarter, when Democrats held a 49-40 advantage, CNN reports. As Gallup notes, a 5-point Republican advantage hasn’t been seen since 1995, after the party took control of the House for the first time since the 1950s.

Democrats could be in for what NBC News terms a “shellacking.” History shows that “in 1994, 2006, 2010, 2014 and 2018—when the president’s party suffered big losses—overwhelming majorities said the country was headed on the wrong track before the election; each president’s job rating was below 50%; and the president’s party trailed on the generic ballot,” the outlet reports. NBC’s October poll indicated 71% of Americans think the country is headed in the wrong direction and put Biden’s job rating at 42%. “The silver lining for Democrats is that they enjoyed a narrow lead on the generic ballot,” per the outlet, which notes its own latest poll is due out in a few days.

However, this speculation comes far too early for Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist Poll, who argues the election will hinge on how the COVID-19 pandemic plays out over the coming months. “Remember that the pandemic affects almost everything—the economy, health care, education, employment, and family finances,” he tells the New Republic. Yet with others focused on the stalemate over voting rights legislation, Senate Democrats plan to push forward, even without the votes to change filibuster rules. As the Hill reports, there is talk of them forcing Republicans to stage a talking filibuster, with senators present on the floor, with an eventual simple-majority vote.

The polls are not looking good for Biden and his re-election….people think he should just move over for a better choice….

President Biden ends his first year in the White House with a clear majority of Americans for the first time disapproving of his handling of the presidency in the face of an unrelenting pandemic and roaring inflation, according to a new poll from the AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. More Americans disapprove than approve of how Biden is handling his job as president, 56% to 43%. As of now, just 28% of Americans say they want Biden to run for reelection in 2024, including only 48% of Democrats, the AP reports. Asked on Wednesday at his news conference about his flagging popularity, Biden responded, “I don’t believe the polls.”

It’s a stark reversal from early in Biden’s presidency. In July, 59% of Americans said they approved of his job performance in an AP-NORC poll. His approval rating dipped to 50% by late September in the aftermath of the US military withdrawal from Afghanistan and during surging coronavirus infections. The latest poll shows that confidence in Biden’s handling of the pandemic has eroded as the omicron variant surges. Just 45% say they approve of Biden’s handling of COVID-19, down from 57% in December and from 66% in July 2021. Overall, the poll shows Biden in a better position than former President Donald Trump was at a similar point in his presidency; in February 2018, just 35% of Americans said they approved of Trump.

 

 

Americans are even more downbeat about Biden’s handling of the economy, with just 37% approving, often citing inflation. Gary Cameron, 66, of Midwest City, Oklahoma, said the president’s verbal gaffes and age—79—don’t give him confidence that Biden has the skill or energy to pull the country out of its malaise. Other respondents said Biden’s age and life experience have been an asset. Nicole Jensen-Oost, 79, of Plano, Texas, said Biden has demonstrated leadership and empathy through the pandemic. “This man has heart,” she said. “He’s compassionate, and the country needs that right now.” The poll was taken this week and reports a margin of error for all respondents of plus or minus 3.8 percentage points.

Think about that for a moment…..Dems losing support and the GOP is gaining…a party that belongs to Trump and his minions…..does it concern you yet?

I will keep my readers updated as often as I can….and I will make my thoughts known on the Dem side of the equation.

All in all I weep for my country….all I have left is knowing that I am old and will not be around to see the final demise of a once great country.

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