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Why are Americans so unhappy with Joe Biden?

One answer might be that expectations were so high that hopes were bound to be dashed

America is overflowing with good news. Unemployment is down, wages are up, consumer confidence is rebounding, and consumers are spending more (retail sales jumped 1.7% in October, the third monthly increase).

  • Robert Reich
  • The Guardian

Covid seems to be in retreat, at least among those who have been vaccinated.

And two big parts of Biden’s legislative agenda – last spring’s $1.9tn American Rescue Plan, and his recent $1.2tn infrastructure plan – have been enacted.

So what’s not to be happy about? Apparently, plenty. Biden’s job approval rating is 12 points lower than when…

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