(CBrief) – President Joe Biden raised some eyebrows on Friday when he made a comment that likely did not come across the way he intended.
While speaking at the National Education Association, the president spoke about a variety of issues, including schooling across America, something that has become a top issue going into November’s midterms.
At one point, Biden looked at someone in the crowd and said: “You gotta say high to me. We go back a long way. She was 12 and I was 30, but anyway, this woman helped me get a lot done.”
It’s unclear who Biden looked at or was referring to.
Biden, eyeing someone in the crowd: "We go back a long way. She was 12, I was 30."pic.twitter.com/UYuqQcR46D
— Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) September 23, 2022
Biden has gotten another round of bad news ahead of crucial midterm elections that will define the remainder of his first term.
According to an Ipsos poll released last week, just 39 percent of respondents approved of the job Biden is doing as president. Worse, just 9 percent said they believe the country is heading in the right direction under Biden and Democratic leadership, with a whopping 74 percent saying America is on the wrong track. Meanwhile, 54 percent disapprove of Biden’s job performance.
Just 25 percent of Independents say they approve of Biden’s performance.
IPSOS POLL: Biden approval rating among Independents hits it's lowest with 25%
Biden Approval — 39/54 (-15)
Independents — 25%
Right Direction — 9%
Wrong Track — 74%
— InteractivePolls (@IAPolls2022) September 15, 2022