‘Dr.’ Jill Hits a New Low as Biden White House Close to Hitting Rock Bottom

We’re four months out from the November midterm elections, and with generic Congressional ballot polling continuing to favor Republicans, and with Joe Biden’s rock bottom approval ratings languishing in the basement, frantic Democrats including those in Biden’s inner circle have increasingly relied on First Lady Jill Biden to come to the rescue of a party that is clearly on the ropes.

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But as the recent “breakfast taco” debacle demonstrated, “Dr.” Jill Biden can come off just as clueless and out of touch as her husband often does during public appearances, which leaves the Biden White House with even fewer options headed into the fall campaign season.

And a new poll released Monday puts even more of a damper on Democrat hopes that Jill Biden can salvage her husband’s presidency – and their fall electoral chances – at this stage in the game:

First Lady Jill Biden has seen her approval ratings drop 24 points in the past year and a half, according to a CNN/SSRS poll released this week.

When asked whether they had a favorable or unfavorable opinion of Mrs. Biden, 34% had a favorable opinion of her while 29% had an unfavorable one. Another 37% said they were unsure.

When asked that question by the same poll team in January 2021, 58% said they had a favorable opinion of Mrs. Biden.

In other words, Jill Biden has hit a new low in CNN polling, which has been tracking her numbers since the summer of 2020 through this month. In a late August 2020 poll, Jill Biden had a 46% favorable opinion among voters. It hit a high point just before Joe Biden took office, at 58% in January 2021.

Throughout Joe Biden’s presidency, Jill Biden has increasingly had to step in and run interference as President Biden’s penchant for gaffes and flubs, and just generally looking out of it at times during speaking engagements has only gotten worse. Perhaps most notably, Mrs. Biden has sometimes had to correct her husband in the way he has wrongly referred to Vice President Kamala Harris. At certain points, Jill Biden has also played “director” in showing him which way he has to go when either being led off a stage or when he has to remain seated.

There have also been occasions where Jill Biden has rescued Joe from uncomfortable questions that were being asked by the press.

During a private DNC donor gathering earlier this month, Mrs. Biden reportedly whined about how the “problems of the moment” interfered with Joe Biden’s ability to do his job, problems that nearly every President throughout the course of American history has had to face at some point. She went on further to bemoan the fact that her role as First Lady was not what she had envisioned it to be:

Biden said she, too, felt hamstrung in her role as first lady, and had been unexpectedly pulled in other directions from the course she initially intended.

“I was saying to myself, ‘Okay, I was second lady. I worked on community colleges. I worked on military families. I’ve worked on cancer.’ They were supposed to be my areas of focus. But then when we got [in the White House,] I had to be, with all that was happening, the first lady of the moment.”

In other words, real life intruded on her just like it does for most average Americans, and Jill Biden just couldn’t deal. Blesss her heart

Maybe in two years, if the bad polling streak she and her husband are both on continues, neither one of them will have to fret over it anymore and she can go back to controlling managing Joe from the privacy of their Delaware home instead.

One can only hope.

Related: ‘Real Deal’ GOP Latinas Are Not Done With Jill Biden

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