Biden Takes His Campaign Frustrations Out on Staffers Behind Closed Doors

Gints Ivuskans /
Gints Ivuskans /

If you haven’t noticed, Joe Biden isn’t polling too well. And he’s apparently quite vexed about it.

According to an article in The Washington Post, Biden recently had some rather “stern words” for a group of his staffers and aides, and all because his poll numbers aren’t good.

Now, as everyone knows, those poll numbers are on him. If people don’t like his policies, his history, his words, or actions, etc., it’s no one’s fault but his own. But, of course, as president, he has a group of minions that he supposedly thinks is responsible.

As the Post says, he told the aides that his “poll numbers were unacceptably low, and he wanted to know what his team and his campaign were doing about it.” Additionally, he “complained” that his “economic message” wasn’t being heard correctly or “moving the ball.”

Naturally, the Post did not name any specific staffers or aides, citing anonymity. Similarly, the White House has refused to comment on any of it, claiming that the “president’s private conversations” are just that, private.

The Post also commented on concerns by Democratic Representative Elissa Slotkin, who is now running for a Michigan Senate seat. It mentioned that while Slotkin publicly endorses Biden, she, like many others, is growing concerned that he should be the name on the Democratic ticket in 2024.

Of course, it’s not like this is the first time Biden has struggled with poll numbers.

In fact, in early October, a report from the Wall Street Journal came out stating that a number of high-ranking Democrats both in Congress and in the Democratic National Committee are unsure that Biden is the right man for the job and the right face of the party due to his abysmal poll numbers.

According to the Journal, there is a “pervasive, but mostly private, sense of worry that hangs over the race” due to Biden’s unpopularity.

Most in the party still like Biden and even what he’s done. But they can’t ignore that poll numbers seem to suggest they are the only ones. For the rest of the country, even if people like Biden and his administration for the most part, there are massive issues with his age and his failing economy to deal with.

And given the fact that Hillary Clinton’s “vulnerabilities” were pretty much ignored and pushed under the rug in 2016, only for her to lose, isn’t lost on most of them. Needless to say, they do not want a repeat of that election.

But based on Biden’s poll numbers, that’s likely what they’ll get.

And those likely aren’t to get much better. By now, just about any gains on that front would be too little, too late.

Naturally, this has Biden himself rather concerned. He has to know, in his more lucid moments, that he’s not popular. He also has to know that if something doesn’t change and fast, he’s going to lose to Trump – and for real this time.

Of course, there is little he or his staffers can do at this point, as I already mentioned. Even if they did turn things around, whether that be for his poll numbers or the economy, everyone would only ever see it as an act of desperation to win – nothing more.

But it still doesn’t mean he can get angry with his underlings for his own decisions not going over well with the nation. That’s just poor form, no matter how you look at it.