In a recent poll, voters disapproved of Biden’s and Harris’ job performance. The administration is considering shutting down another pipeline as gas nears $4 and more top stories and conservative politics.
Following major Republican victories over Democrats in the midterms, the latest USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll shows the approval rating of President Joe Biden sinking into a new low. Only 37.8 percent of respondents approved Biden’s job performance, compared to 59 percent who disapproved and 3.2 percent undecided. The drop comes as support among independent voters falters.
The majority of voters, 51.2 percent, also disapprove of the job performance of Vice President Kamala Harris, with only 27.8 percent approving and 21 percent undecided.
In addition, 64 percent said they do not want Biden to run for a second term in 2024, including 28 percent of Democrats. Trump running for a second term was opposed by 58 percent.
According to sources who spoke to Politico, the Biden administration is reportedly shutting down an oil pipeline in Michigan.
Officials are gathering information about the pipeline, Line 5, which moves crude oil and other petroleum products from Western Canada and transports roughly 540,000 barrels per day.
On Sunday, Michigan’s former governor Jennifer Granholm, who was Biden’s energy secretary, predicted that heating prices will rise this winter, Fox reported, whether the pipeline is closed.
“Yeah, this is going to happen,” Granholm told CNN. “It will be more expensive this year than last year.”
During the interview, Granholm told CNN she hopes that gasoline prices will not reach $4 per gallon soon, claiming that the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is “controlling the agenda,” The Hill reported. Granholm added that President Biden “is all over this.”
According to AAA, as of October 8, the national average for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline was $3.442.
Pundits from NBC speculate that former President Donald Trump is showing all signs of running for president in 2024. They point to his endorsements for Republican candidates at both the federal and state levels, then claiming credit for their victories.
In addition, they say Trump is sending out near-daily fundraising appeals through emails from his political action committee “Save America.”
A long-time Republican strategist and former pollster who worked for Senator Ted Cruz in 2016 sees it differently.
“I would describe what Trump is doing right now as not running for president,” Chris Wilson said. “Everything he’s doing could morph into a 2024 campaign quite easily, but it also keeps him in the public eye and with a strong base of political power if he decides to play kingmaker in the primary and do something else instead.”
In an NBC poll, 71 percent said they believe the nation is headed in the wrong direction, with 54 percent disapproving of President Joe Biden’s job performance, while only 42 percent approved. On the economy, 57 percent disapproved, and only a mere 30 percent said they are getting ahead, with 24 percent saying they’re falling behind and 45 percent who say they are staying where they are.