President Joe Biden will be addressing the nation on Tuesday night, likely to give them a hopeful update about what his administration believes that they’ve accomplished.
There will be plenty of rebuttals too, from Arkansas Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders officially, and any number of politicians and pundits in a more auxiliary fashion.
But perhaps the greatest rebuke of them all will come from reality itself, and polling that disproves just about anything Biden will have to say about his improvements.
Just 39 percent of Americans adults believe the state of the union is strong before President Joe Biden likely declares it so during Tuesday’s State of the Union address.
According to Monmouth polling from Monday, less than four in ten Americans say the state of the union is strong, while fifty-eight percent say it is not strong.
Among those who doubt the union’s strength, 32 percent say the union is not too strong and 26 percent deem it not at all strong.
Just seven percent claim it is very strong.
How does this compare to his predecessor?
According to the poll, Americans have soured on the state of the union since 2018 when former President Donald Trump was in office. Fifty-five percent in 2018 said the union was somewhat strong, compared to Biden’s 39 percent.
Independent voters are the main driver of the decreasing poll numbers. The survey found that “[i]ndependents’ opinion of the strength of the union has dropped more steadily from 52% in 2018, briefly plateauing at 44% in 2019 and 46% in 2022, and then dropping to 33% in the current poll.”
The numbers don’t lie. We’ll see how truthful Biden is on Tuesday night.
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