President Biden's disapproval rating has hit a new record high and the media is starting to talk about it. Meanwhile, former president Donald Trump still has a comfortable lead in the Republican primary polling. Glenn reads a new opinion piece in Newsweek from a progressive who is BEGGING Biden to step out of the 2024 race. Does this prove the Left done with Biden? Will the Democrats soon replace him with someone like California Gov. Gavin Newsom or Michelle Obama? Glenn and Pat discuss.
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GLENN: President Biden's disapproval rating hit the highest mark of his presidency in a new poll.
PAT: What a surprise.
GLENN: Also showed his support by essential voting blocs, is slipping. Biden's disapproval rating ticked up to 56 percent. And I am shocked that it is that low. Think of it. I mean, honestly.
PAT: With the way things are. With the way he is.
GLENN: Honestly, can you think of anything that his voting base could say, well, he did this?
PAT: Yeah, they will tell you, he has created 13 million jobs, which is BS, of course. That's what they'll tell you.
But what I'm saying, somebody -- is there any way to actually have a real --
PAT: No. Absolutely -- not unless you're a total moron. A real buffoon.
You have to be -- you would have to have all the intelligence of a bathroom bulb brush, to think this guy is doing a good job.
GLENN: No. Nothing at all. Wow.
PAT: Well, that's why he trails in the Washington Post/ABC poll.
Did you see the results of that? Fifty-two, 42 percent.
Fifty-two to 42, Trump leads!
GLENN: Yeah. You think that's reliable?
PAT: It's Washington Post/ABC News. It's certainly not slanted toward Trump.
I mean, they have been wrong in the past, but all polls have been.
GLENN: Yeah. Yeah.
So maybe this is -- let's see it happen again.
I mean, it probably is an outlier. He's probably not up by ten.
But I think that Biden is in trouble, and that's why you're hearing the scuttlebutt in the Democrat Party.
GLENN: Right. You're also slipping with voters 18 to 24. He only has a 46 percent approval rating. Latinos, 43 percent.
Independents, who are going to decide the general election, at 36 percent.
GLENN: Trump's lead in the G.O.P. primary, has surged ahead. He is now leading by 43 points.
PAT: That's incredible.
GLENN: That is incredible. Incredible.
He's the first choice among national Republican voters. At 59 percent.
So now, this is what you're starting to see, from people who love Joe Biden.
Because, you know, he was just out, the Congressional Black Caucus, which he thought he was at last week.
PAT: Yeah. He did.
GLENN: But it was the Congressional Latino caucus, right?
PAT: Yes, but he called them the black Congress.
GLENN: Black Congress. So I don't know if he thought he was at the Hispanic Conference this time.
But he was talking about LL Cool J.
PAT: He's brilliant. He's brilliant too. I think he will get a lot of support.
GLENN: You have heard it?
GLENN: Oh, I haven't heard it. I just read about it.
PAT: Yes. We do have it.
BIDEN: One of the greatest artist of our time. A legacy of hip-hop in America.
LL J Cool J. By the way, that boy has got -- that man has got biceps bigger than my thighs. I think he's --
GLENN: Wait. What?
BIDEN: Both of you, thank you.
GLENN: Okay. So LL Cool J. He knows him. He loves him.
PAT: He's got all his earlier works.
GLENN: And can I ask, when he sees somebody, a man in particular.
PAT: Yes. This is the thing now.
GLENN: Does he always --
PAT: Always. Every time, he has to mention their biceps. Or feel them.
Or say, that I wish I had you as my lock for me.
Because you're really hot.
GLENN: Really hot. Wow. I haven't heard the really hot part.
PAT: Well, they'll find it and play it for you. Because it's incredible.
GLENN: And then, again, with the boy.
PAT: Yeah. And he does that all the time.
But he caught himself this time, did you notice that? Man.
GLENN: I'm not a racist.
PAT: Wait a minute. I just showed my racist tendencies over there.
Man, I meant -- it's amazing. It's amazing.
GLENN: Wow. Wow.
PAT: And to screw up his name, when it's in front of him, in the teleprompter.
I don't understand it.
You know they went over this. Because -- and his aides have prepared him for this stuff.
GLENN: He has AIDS?
PAT: Not that kind.
GLENN: Oh, I was like, he's more secretive than I thought.
PAT: Yeah. I know.
He does not have AIDS. So far as I know, he does not.
But then to screw up the name, what is the deal?
How big do they have to make the font for this guy?
GLENN: I mean, as a guy who screws up names all the time. But LL Cool J is not hard. Is not hard.
PAT: Not that hard.
GLENN: Well, he's in.
Anyway, there's -- there's an opinion now, from Newsweek. Mr. President, you're going to lose to Trump.
We're begging you to step down. This is Newsweek.
Listen to this. The old news about incumbents. If they're under 50 points in approval. They're toast.
President Joe Biden is under 40.
There's almost no chance, he will win. I've never heard of an incumbent polling under 40 points, who went to win the reelection. When it comes to Joe Biden. Three and six recent polls had him in the 30s.
In one recent poll, President Biden was an abysmal 32 percent.
Sorry, but that's unrecoverable. You're just telling yourself, sweet little lies, if you think he can win with those numbers.
I know what everyone in Washington is going to say next.
But that's not fair. He passed so many bills.
No one has passed this much legislation since Grover Cleveland, or something.
He passed the semi conductor bill.
I have bad news for you, if you're a Democrat. No one cares about the semi conductor bill or any of the other bills, that helped his donors so much. And coincidentally, a couple of other Americans as well.
Even if you love those bills, no American even knows about them. On the other hand, if you're a Republican, Biden is a godsend.
Especially if you're MAGA. There is no way Trump can beat anyone else. Another poll found that 59 percent of Americans, think Trump should end his campaign immediately, and quit life.
And quit life?
Or quit for life? What do you mean quit life?
GLENN: Okay. They didn't say the last part. No. That's what they meant.
But they might have well meant. I've never seen a number that bad.
At the same poll, Trump came in at an abysmal 33 percent approval.
And how did Biden do at that poll?
Worse! At 32. MAGA should be doing everything they can, to keep Biden in the race.
He's their only hope. President Biden needs to step down immediately.
This is news weak.
Needs to step down immediately.
And give someone else a chance to do what they will.
And certainly, they will be able to accomplish a trounce of Trump in 2024.
I am a progressive. So even if I get my wish, and President Biden were to step down. I'm not overly fond of any of the corporate Democrats we have to choose from.
But if you're being honest, they would at least all beat Trump with a stick.
Not because they're so great. But because Trump is infinitely worse. And the American people know it.
Trump is also polling at 33 percent. And six out of ten Americans despise him.
And yet, Biden is still losing to him.
If you spend any time listening to people of power and media.
You'll have heard some version of the talking point, that Joe Biden is the only one that can beat Trump.
Based on what the data is.
And I don't understand how they're making this claim.
The truth is the exact opposite.
Biden is the only person who can't beat Trump. My left foot could beat Trump.
An open Dumpster fire can beat Trump.
This is when the DC establishment will handcuff. He beat him last time. Yes. Joe Biden won the electoral college by 44,000 votes in three swing states.
You know what that means? It means he almost lost to a complete buffoon who said we should inject disinfectants into our bodies to kill COVID. This is maddening.
PAT: It is.
GLENN: Biden won by the skin much his teeth to the ignoramus. And that is when he was ten to 15 points higher in approval. Let that sink in.
He was at least ten points higher, and he barely won last time. Spare me the useless talking point, of how he won by seven million votes.
That's true. But you wanted that to matter. Maybe you should have passed the freedom to vote act.
GLENN: But President Biden barely tried.
His donors apparently didn't press on that one. And God help the Democrats, if the nominee isn't Donald Trump. Then Biden has mathematically, a 0 percent chance of winning. Not even close.
Not within miles of choice. Joe Biden sees the same numbers we see. His team puts out talking points about how this is the most important election of our lifetime. How ten months is on the line. They're right. Yet, Biden sees the same devastating polling results we see, and concludes -- his ego concludes that he is more important than the election. And according to his own logic, democracy itself. I'm putting forward a petition, asking Joe Biden to drop out of the race, because unlike the president, I actually do believe democracy is on the line.
I don't want to go into that fateful election with a hobbled candidate, whose chances of winning are so low.
Why would we voluntarily make that mistake?
You can hate the messenger.
And you can think that an incumbent can win, even though they're in the 30s in approval. But that isn't going to change the inevitable.
Joe Biden is going to lose this election. We need a new candidate.
STU: When are people going to understand, we're not a democracy.
GLENN: That's what you pulled out of it.
That's what you pulled out of it.
PAT: That's part of what I pulled out.
It drives me out of my mind, out of my mind.
GLENN: I know it does.
Drives me crazy too. I'm with you.
PAT: Adults should understand that. But the other thing is --
GLENN: I got it. I got it.
PAT: I think -- I think Biden is the best chance, even though he's so compromised.
I -- if -- if Gavin Newsom gets into this race, I think he is fighting more than Biden. Because you have California as an example. California. Talk about a Dumpster fire.
That's the very definition of a Dumpster fire.
Show the city. Show Los Angeles. And San Francisco. And what these cities have become under this guy.
I think a Republican crushes Gavin Newsom.
GLENN: So what do you say about Michelle Obama?
PAT: Oh, that's the one problem spot. Where, if she decides to run, she wins.
That's my fear.
And she's maybe worse than Joe Biden. Not even maybe. She is --
GLENN: Oh, no. She is.
PAT: Except for the fact, that she has a faculty.
But those faculties are frightening. Because she hates America.
GLENN: Yeah. And she's a Marxist.
PAT: For sure.
GLENN: She's much more hard-core than her husband. She's Hillary Clinton on steroids.
PAT: She's a nightmare.
Yeah, I'm very much hopeful, she still isn't interested on running for office.
GLENN: I'm with you on that hope. We can dream.