Meanwhile back in the real world

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To hear Fox News tell it, President Biden is being swallowed by scandals and failing on every level. To hear CNN and MSNBC tell it, Biden and the Democrats are succumbing to internal turmoil and now stand “no chance” in 2022 or 2024. On social media, you hear similar proclamations from the right that Biden and the Democrats are doomed, along with proclamations from the far left that Biden and the Democrats are, well, doomed.

If this was all you paid attention to, you’d think everything was falling apart for Biden and his agenda. But here’s the thing. The latest polling, which takes a representative sample of all Americans and not just the niche who watch politics on TV and tweet about politics online, shows that Biden has a whopping 60% approval rating. When it comes to handling the pandemic crisis in particular, Biden has a 70% approval rating.

But wait, isn’t this the same guy who’s already “doomed” by the fake scandals coming from the right, and the impossible expectations coming from the far left? Apparently not. When you look at how favorably the nation at large is viewing Biden and his progress, you realize that these cable news and social media niches simply don’t reflect what’s going on in the real world at large.

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