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Joe Biden is doing so poorly it is harming Terry McAullife’s chances of winning election in Virginia.
According to The Washington Free Beacon:
The nonpartisan political forecaster long held that Democratic nominee and former governor Terry McAuliffe had an advantage in the increasingly blue state. It changed its prediction to a tossup in light of recent polls that show either a lead for Republican Glenn Youngkin or a narrow McAuliffe lead within a margin of error.
One major reason for the shift, Cook political analyst Jessica Taylor wrote Friday, is Biden’s now-underwater approval rating. A Gallup poll released Wednesday shows that only 43 percent of nationwide voters approve of the president’s performance. A recent Washington Post poll found that Biden’s numbers have similarly tanked in Virginia, a state he won easily in 2020, with a 51 percent disapproval rating.
Cook Political Report editor Amy Walter wrote Thursday that voters have soured on Biden because they “don’t see the ‘return to normal'” the Democrat promised after former president Donald Trump’s four years in office.
Biden “botched” the U.S. pullout from Afghanistan, is now facing “more chaos on the southern border,” and has left the country still “anxious and divided” over COVID-19, Walter noted. Legislation for his domestic agenda, meanwhile, has “dissolved into intra-party fighting,” while he “looks more like a helpless bystander than an experienced Capitol Hill dealmaker.”
Youngkin’s advertisements about being tough on crime could also help shift suburban voters in his favor, according to the report.