More Bad News for Biden

Joe Biden

( – In a devastating development for Joe Biden’s reelection campaign, the president is apparently doing so bad with voters nationwide that his last State of the Union speech resulted in no popularity bump whatsoever, according to a new poll.

In the aftermath of President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address, which received high praise from Democrats, there was no noticeable increase in his polling numbers, a survey released on Tuesday indicates.

Despite applause from his party, Biden found himself in a neck-and-neck race with former President Donald Trump when considering a hypothetical battle for the presidency according to a YouGov survey from January.

In that poll, Biden secured 44 percent of the support compared to Trump’s 45 percent. This close competition persisted in a subsequent poll, showing Biden with 44 percent and Trump slightly ahead at 46 percent.

These results highlight a statistical tie, with the difference between the two within the poll’s margin of error.

The survey further revealed that 29 percent of participants consider Biden fit for the presidency, and 51 percent view his age as a significant concern regarding his capability to serve—these figures remained consistent with January’s findings.

Moreover, 30 percent of those surveyed perceive Biden as having taken a proactive role in his presidency, whereas 53 percent see him as being largely passive, showcasing minimal change from previous sentiments.

Regarding the State of the Union address itself, about 45 percent of Americans watched part of the speech, and 16 percent engaged with news coverage on the event.

This indicates that approximately two-thirds of the population followed the event in some capacity.

The poll, which aimed to capture public opinion in the immediate days following Biden’s Thursday speech, included responses from 1,482 adults and featured a 2.8 percent margin of error.

Democrats lauded Biden for the vigor and decisiveness he exhibited during his address.

“Electric. It was electric … perhaps one of his best speeches ever,” commented Rep. Adriano Espaillat (D., N.Y.) the day following Biden’s presentation.

He speculated that it might be remembered as one of the most impactful State of the Union addresses.

Similarly, House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries from New York, extolled Biden on X for delivering a compelling speech and for his standout performance against MAGA “extremists,” referring to Biden affectionately as “My dude.”

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