Joe Biden faces drop in approval ratings after polling
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Mr Biden, 78, has endured a turbulent 11 months after succeeding Donald Trump in January. Mr Morgan has warned the Democrat leader “is already in deep trouble” over the coronavirus pandemic, the controversial withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan and the state of the US economy.
Mr Biden’s popularity has also taken a major hit and a series of public gaffes, including most recently falling asleep at the COP26 summit in Glasgow, has also raised questions about his suitability for the top job.
In his column for the Mail Online, Mr Morgan delivered a damning verdict on Mr Biden and Ms Harris – and even compared their performances to the characters played by actors Jeff Daniels and Jim Carrey in the 1994 comedy film Dumb & Dumber.
He wrote: “I regret to say that President Joe Biden and his Vice-President, Kamala Harris are fast becoming the political equivalent of Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne.
“Barely a day goes by when one of them isn’t doing something worthy of abject mockery – from Biden falling asleep at the COP26 climate change summit, to Harris appearing in a World Space Day video with hired child actors who she pretended were wide-eyed real kids enthralled by her exultation of space exploration.”
The former Good Morning Britain co-host also noted the latest poll for USA Today, which suggested just 38 percent of Americans approved of Mr Biden’s Presidency, with a huge 59 percent disapproving.
The survey also suggested just 27.8 percent approved on Ms Harris, with 51.2 percent disapproving.
Mr Biden defeated Mr Trump in the November 2020 US election and at the age of 78 became the oldest president to enter the White House.
Ms Harris, 57, who lost out in the Democrat Primaries, became the first female Vice-President, and is widely seen to be the natural successor to Mr Biden in three years’ time – but now Mr Morgan believes this is a long shot.
He wrote: “Biden chose Harris as his No. 2 because she was a historic candidate (the first female to be VP, and first African American and Asian to hold the position) that would thrill and energise the progressive arm of his party.
“And the unspoken plan was that he would serve a first time, sort out all the mess after the chaos of Trump, and then, in his 80s, hand the torch to this far younger, legal eagle deputy so she could become America’s first woman president.
“Right now, that seems about as likely as me becoming the first British president.”
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Mr Biden will be 81-years-old when the next election cycle comes around and Mr Morgan has also warned he currently does not stand a chance of winning a second term.
He said: “As things stand, Biden hasn’t got a prayer of re-election unless he starts to show the kind of dynamic leadership that’s so far proved woefully beyond him.
“All the upbeat rhetoric he spewed so confidently about healing the nation from the “turbulent Trump years has turned out to be a load of hot air.”
The outspoken broadcaster issued a further warning for the Democrats and described the idea of Ms Harris becoming President as a “total non-starter”.
He added: “As Joe Concha put it on Fox News: ‘If you’re the Democratic Party how could you possibly put her up as the nominee right now when not even three in 10 Americans approve of the job she’s doing and it’s impossible to find her?’
“So, if the Democrats want to retain the White House in 2024, they need to find someone who can win it for them. And they need to start looking now.
“That doesn’t look like being Joe Biden, and it definitely won’t be Kamala Harris.”
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