Joe Biden Is Showing Republicans What A Successful President Looks Like
Joe Biden is showing Republicans and the nation what a president can accomplish when they put policy first.
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How To Define Presidential Success?
In the old days of a few decades ago, presidential success was easy to define. Did a president get a couple of their big priorities passed and is their approval rating over 50%? If the answers to these questions were yes, a president was deemed successful.
As American politics has become more entrenched in partisanship, presidential approval ratings are less of a true reflection of how the nation feels about the president.
This reality hasn’t stopped the media from attaching significance to a number that increasingly has none. Just last month, the media proclaimed that Democrats were doomed in the midterm due to Biden’s approval ratings.
Spoiler Alert: Democrats were not doomed.
Policy success is a better measurement than approval ratings for a president. My personal yardstick is t…
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