President Biden appeared to lose track of the topic during a press conference, requiring a reporter to remind him that they were discussing Hamas, the group responsible for the attacks on Israel. The video capturing this moment can be viewed below, and it is indeed quite unsettling.
BIDEN: “There is some movement, and I don’t wanna, I don’t wanna, let me be choose my words — there’s some movement. There’s been a response from the, uh, there’s been a response from the opposition, but um…”
BIDEN: “Yes, I’m sorry, from Hamas…”
A recent national NBC News poll indicates that a majority of Americans doubt President Biden’s mental sharpness and question his ability to continue serving in the White House. Surprisingly, the poll also reveals that President Trump now holds a 16-point advantage over Biden in terms of competence and effectiveness, a significant shift from the 2020 election where Biden had a 9-point lead in this aspect before ultimately defeating Trump.
Additionally, Biden’s approval rating has reached its lowest point since he took office, standing at 37% according to NBC News polling. Furthermore, less than 30% of voters approve of his handling of the Israel-Hamas conflict. Democratic pollster Jeff Horwitt of Hart Research Associates has described these findings as indicative of a presidency facing significant challenges.
“What is most concerning is the erosion of Biden’s standing against Trump compared to four years ago,” Horwitt said. “On every measure compared to 2020, Biden has declined. Most damning, the belief that Biden is more likely to be up to the job — the chief tenet of the Biden candidacy — has evaporated.”