Zakaria: The Puzzle of Joe Biden’s Unpopularity
President Joe Biden is rounding out his first year in the White House with the lowest end of first-year approval ratings of any elected president in modern times with the exception of Donald Trump. Why?
Columnist Fareed Zakaria says Biden is a genial, likable person. He argues that many of the policies Biden has pursued have been popular, some even with Republican support. The country is doing reasonably well economically, as measures such as declining unemployment, the stock market and interest rates demonstrate.
So why, Zakaria asks, did the latest CNN average of the polls have Biden’s popularity at 45 percent?
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