We have all been wondering how Joe Biden’s State of the Union Address would impact his approval ratings.
How many people were turned off and how many people drank the Kool-Aid.
Sadly, we really have no idea after seeing the first round of polls.
All Over the Place
I have seen two major polls conducted after the State of the Union was completed.
The NPR-PBS Newshour-Marist poll gave Biden a considerable boost.
Biden’s approval shot up to 47 percent in that poll, an eight-point climb from his last poll.
Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist Institute for Public Opinion, stated, “This is an unusual bounce.
“It gets him back to where he was pre-Afghanistan.”
Now, when I saw this result, I believed it was a bit fluffed, then I saw another poll that came out.
The Civiqs poll was released on Thursday, and it had Biden at 35 percent.
This tells me that both of these polls are more or less outliers.
Biden may have gotten a bump, but it surely was not eight points.
My best guess here is that whatever bump he got will level off and we will have a much truer reading on this in about a week.
It is virtually impossible for me to fathom that many people drank the Kool-Aid after hearing that speech on Tuesday night.