Fox News’ “The Five” co-host Jesse Watters claimed Wednesday during the panel’s discussion of President Joe Biden’s tumbling approval ratings that it’s getting more difficult to find Americans who identify as a “Biden voter.”
In introducing the segment, co-host Jeanine Pirro talked of a “red wave” coming during next year’s midterm elections as the president’s numbers tumble in swing states like Michigan and Virginia, which will make reelection more difficult for other Democrats to win their elections as well.
Also, Pirro said, competing factions within Biden’s party are “currently feuding” over elements of the president’s multi-trillion-dollar spending packages.
Dana Perino, a former spokeswoman for President George W. Bush’s administration and another of the show’s co-hosts, pointed out that Biden ran as a Democratic moderate but has been “led around” by his party’s far-left progressives since taking office, which she says is turning off moderate Dems in Congress whose constituents are not fans of those policies.
She went to say that in addition to having difficulty corraling members of his party, Biden has also “mishandled” several other issues including Afghanistan, the border, and crime, even as inflation is rising as well.
“It’s making his political capital account decrease,” said Perino.
After Pirro said that Biden’s approval had fallen to 31 percent in Iowa, co-host Greg Gutfeld jumped in to say that Biden’s best polling numbers came “when he wasn’t working…when he was in hiding.”
“The more he does his job, the faster his approval evaporates. So my solution for him if I was his chief of staff, cryogenics,” Gutfeld quipped. “Freeze him until 2022, defrost him like a Swanson’s dinner. Bake back better.
“Nobody’s buying ‘moderate Joe’ anymore,” he added, before swinging it over to Rivera.
“I think that Joe Biden’s coattails are clearly shrinking,” he said, noting further that the intraparty disagreements over various spending bills including from “rebels” in the Senate, Krysten Sinema of Arizona and Joe Manchin of West Virginia, who are likely feeling more empowered by a weakened Biden — all of which will make it more difficult for the president to make progress on his agenda.
Watters agreed with Rivera to a point, adding that as a conservative person among many liberal family members and friends, he has found that it is getting harder to find a self-described “Biden voter.”
“My friends and family … don’t defend Biden. I ask them ‘how is it going, guys?’ [and they reply] ‘Oh, don’t look at me’,” he said. “It’s true. Nobody is a Biden voter.”
He went on to say compare voters who identify as Democrats today to those voters in the late 1970s who voted for one-term President Jimmy Carter, only to go on and distance themselves from him as his administration suffered from policy setbacks including inflation and the Iran hostage crisis.
“It has a stench wafting around from it,” he said regarding the term “Carter Voter” and “Biden Voter.”
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