Biden’s 100 Day Approval Rating and How to Build on it For 2022
We begin with approval ratings for Biden’s first 100 days, a benchmark set by FDR in 1933 when there was a flurry of bills passed in the depths of a deep depression. According to an ABC/Washington Post poll Biden’s approval 100 days into his presidency is at 52% compared to Trump’s at 42% and below Obama’s at 65%. But since the GOP is now the Trump party and he has convinced his base that he won the last election which Biden stole from him, little wonder that a sizable sector of the population do not approve of Biden who they’ve been told is not a legitimate president. Richard Parker, who teaches economics and public policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and was a cofounder of Mother Jones magazine and serves on the editorial board of The Nation, joins us to assess how Biden is punching above his weight given his thin margin of control in the House and Senate compared to FDR’s massive mandate. We will also look ahead to 2022 to determine how Biden can overcome Republican voter suppression and gerrymandering to retain a majority and even overcome the filibuster threshold in the Senate.
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