CNN data analyst Harry Enten said Wednesday on “Anderson Cooper 360” that the presidency of Joe Biden is being eaten alive by record inflation.
Enten stated, “Back in July 2021, one year ago, nobody was saying that inflation was a problem except Larry Summers. It started to pick up again in December of 2021.. It is now a number one issue. We see this correlation because more people worry about inflation and Joe Biden’s disapproval rating rises .”
Cooper stated, “Larry Summers got it right .”
Enten said, “He did.”
He added, “Yeah, so we can look at both Joe Biden’s disapproval rating on inflation and Joe Biden’s disapproval rating overall, and what we see is his disapproval rating on inflation is topping 70%. His disapproval rating overall is still in the 50s. But, if you compare that to every single other president at this point in their first term throughout polling history, this goes all the way back since the 1940s. He is the worst on both. He is at the bottom of both, because inflation is eating away his presidency .”
Enten stated, “If we compare Joe Biden to Donald Trump’s favorable ratings, Joe Biden is somewhat higher than Donald Trump. Not that he’s a popular guy, but 41% is a higher favorable rating than 39%. It’s clear what Joe Biden meant to say, and why he is happy about it. I think Donald Trump is the only person Joe Biden could defeat.
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