Until recently, President Biden's approval ratings had not seen much fluctuation since he entered into office. In part, this can be attributed to the extreme party polarization that exists in presidential polling. But Biden's July ratings indicate that something has changed: his approval saw a drop from 56% in June to 50% in July, which Gallup notes is a sign of "meaningful decline." On Friday, lawyer and radio host Erick Erickson weighed in on several key issues facing the Biden Administration, which he believes are impacting the polls.
The first problem Erickson highlights: inflation. Americans are already experiencing the impact of inflation, which will likely be exacerbated by the $1 trillion infrastructure package that is currently before the Senate.
The Biden Administration is also allowing COVID-19 positive illegal immigrants to enter the country in McAllen, Texas, where more than 7,000 COVID-positive migrants have been released since February. Erickson suggests that lack of control over the issue is already resonating with voters. Erickson went even further to suggest that such crises could impact the gubernatorial recall election in California, as the polls show that the race is closer than expected.
Erickson noted that job numbers across the country look good but suggested that such success comes on the heels of bad numbers, related to inflation and economic growth.
On top of "runaway" inflation, the spread of coronavirus, and other issues, the Biden Administration will also need to deal with problems posed Iran and China. With "crisis after crisis after crisis after crisis," Erickson says that people have a problem with President Biden's handling of the crises because "he's not actually handling the crises."
Mr. Erickson will be the closing speaker at the RNLA National Election Law Seminar on August 13-14 in Atlanta, Georgia.