Poll Spells Bad News For Biden

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President Joe Biden has been consistent on a couple of things during his presidency. The first is not exactly impressing people with his cognitive abilities and the other is his jihad against the right to keep and bear arms.


From the early days of the campaign to today, Biden has beat the gun control drum consistently and repeatedly.

What's more, we've been consistently told that the American people support him on gun control. They supposedly want restrictions on gun ownership.

Yet a recent poll spells some bad news for the president.

Americans are unhappy with how President Joe Biden has handled gun policy.

On Wednesday, Yougov and The Economist released a poll indicating just 29 percent of Americans approve of Biden’s performance on guns. That’s down seven points from the last time the poll was conducted in February. 54 percent disapproved of his performance, up four points from the previous poll.

The latest results, taken from a poll conducted between March 24th and the 26th, put Biden at his lowest approval rating on guns since last summer.

Biden’s poor marks are gun policy come as he continues to pursue an agenda of restricting access to firearms. He doubled down on his goal of implementing new gun bans in his State of the Union address and opened a first-of-its-kind office dedicated to expanding “Red Flag” gun confiscation policies at the state level this month.

“I’m demanding a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines,” Biden said in his State of the Union address.

His decision not to tack to the middle on guns and subsequent declining approval numbers could make an already challenging re-election campaign more difficult.


Unsurprisingly, Republicans really don't support the president on his gun policies, but only about a quarter of independents supported him. Democrats are much more favorable, unsurprisingly, but about a quarter disapprove of how the president has handled things.

So what's the deal?

Well, there are a few things to keep in mind. One is that this is just about approval or disapproval. Those Democrats who disapprove of how Biden has handled guns may be pro-gun Democrats or they may be so vehemently anti-gun they figure the president hasn't done nearly enough to make gun control happen.

So there's that.

Also, the five percent of Republicans who support Biden's handling of the issue may well have been supportive that he hasn't gone as far as he wanted.

It's just approval or disapproval.

However, we can suspect that the reason most Republicans and independents disapprove is because of the anti-gun push Biden has been engaged in since he started this particular train ride.

Especially in light of how many people have bought guns during his presidency.

And this doesn't look good going forward in an election year. While he had his party's nomination locked up from the start, it's unlikely that if guns remain a key issue--and 81 percent of all respondents said was important to them with 56 percent calling it very important--that he'll come out of his in good shape.


Biden hasn't been a good president by any stretch of the imagination, but his vehemently anti-gun stance might be about to bite him in the butt.

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