The following article, Is Biden Actually in Charge? New Poll Shows Americans are Unsure, was first published on Flag And Cross.
Joe Biden’s rise to the presidency came under the guise of a return to the status quo, which was advertised by the left as a simple reversal of the meteoric impact that Donald Trump had on the office over the 4 years previous.
In the case of Trump, who was largely elected to play the role of disruptor in a stagnant and unwieldy bureaucracy, what you saw what was you got. Trump was bombastic on the campaign trail, and he was bombastic in the White House. You could tell that the man had not been tempered much by aides and advisers, and that no one was pulling his strings.
With Joe Biden, however, the nation is not so sure.
Just over one third of likely 2022 election voters believe President Joe Biden is truly in charge, while a majority say “others” are directing his agenda, a Trafalgar Group/Convention of States Action survey released Tuesday found.
The survey, taken June 23-25, 2021, among 1,086 respondents, asked: “Do you believe President Biden is fully executing the duties of his office?”
A majority, 56.5 percent, said “no, others are directing policy and agenda,” compared to 36.4 percent who believe Biden is truly directing all his own policies and agenda items.
The numbers were predictably partisan.
While the majority of Democrats, 58.6 percent, believe he is directing his own policy and agenda, the same cannot be said of Republicans, 83.6 percent of whom believe others are directing Biden’s policy and agenda. Notably, a majority of independent voters agree with Republicans that others are calling the shots for Biden.
Biden’s age and mental health have long been a concern for many Americans, and the President’s frequent admissions that he’ll be “in trouble” for continuing to take questions at press events has been largely considered a “red flag” in this regard.
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