The incumbent sinks in all the polls—except the one that asks about a rematch with his predecessor.
It has become conventional political wisdom that the White House misread Joe Biden’s mandate. Democrats confused opposition to Donald Trump with support for a progressive economic and social agenda. Republicans ought to be wary of making a similar mistake with regard to current public attitudes about Mr. Biden’s job performance.
Eighteen months into his presidency, Mr. Biden can point to few accomplishments for his party to run on in the November midterm elections. There are symbolic victories, such as the appointment of a black woman to the Supreme Court, but the administration’s signature proposal, Build Back Better, has gone nowhere. Worse for Democrats, the problem isn’t Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. It’s members of the president’s own party who have stood in the way.
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