Tucker Carlson Asks How Americans Can Survive Another Three Years With Biden As he Rips President Over a Series of Policy Failures That Defy History

Fox News host Tucker Carlson used historical context to assess why President Biden’s polling numbers are cratering as he blasted the administration for a series of policy failures.

During his Friday monologue, Carlson denounced most recent political polling but noted that taken in historical context, public opinion surveys do provide some insight into why Biden’s numbers are so low and heading south.

Noting that Biden’s approval really appeared to take a hit after the Afghanistan withdrawal debacle, he said that similar foreign policy disasters that occurred during the presidencies of John F. Kennedy and Gerald Ford did not have the same deleterious effects.

Carlson said:

So, Joe Biden’s polls are in the toilet right now, everyone knows that. The question is why? You will hear a lot of people will say it was Afghanistan, the true debacle that Biden oversaw in Afghanistan. The question is that really it? Is a foreign policy disaster enough to knock a president off his game in his first year in office? Here are some comparisons.

Gerald Ford’s approval ratings after the fall of Saigon are worth looking at. The fall of Saigon was the most humiliating moment in this country’s history up until that time. The entire world watched as Americans ran from a peasant army. Civilians dangled from helicopters taking off from the roof of the U.S. embassy in Saigon. It was a catastrophe. One that became an enduring symbol of the incompetence of our foreign policy establishment. The U.S. had spent more than a decade in Vietnam, lost close to 60,000 men, and after all that we ran away. 

And yet, in the days after the fall of Saigon, Gerald Ford’s poll numbers, as measured by Gallup, actually went up. His approval rating increased from 39 to 40%. A month later, by the end of May 1975, Ford’s approval rating surged to 51%. 

President Gerald Ford oversaw an international embarrassment, but Americans gave him a pass. They weren’t done with him just yet. 

Something very similar happened during the John F. Kennedy administration. Kennedy was in charge during the Bay of Pigs invasion in April of 1961, which he single-handedly turned into a disaster. That disaster made Fidel Castro a national hero in Cuba and drove Cuba even closer to the Soviet Union. All of this happened before the Cuban Missile Crisis. 

This was not a good thing for anybody. And yet, despite that, JFK’s approval ratings did not drop, in fact,  they went up from 78% to 83%.

“With that in mind, it’s worth taking a look at how Joe Biden’s approval numbers have changed during his first year in office. It’s an unequivocal disaster,” Carlson continued before reviewing current polling that shows Biden’s approval rating, along with that of Vice President Harris, in the tank.

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“According to a new Quinnipiac poll, only 36% of Americans approve of the job Joe Biden is doing in office. The Real Clear Politics polling average has Biden doing only marginally better at about 41%,” he said.

“Gallup has Biden at 42% down 15 points from just a few months ago. You should know that Kamala Harris’ approval number is 28% which is right around Jeffrey Dahmer level,” the host continued.

Carlson then went on to convey why he believes Americans are turning on the Biden-Harris administration.

“What we are witnessing under the Biden administration is something Americans will absolutely not forgive: the decline in our standard of living. Biden hasn’t just embarrassed the United States internationally, though he has certainly done that. Americans can overlook that as they did under Ford and JFK and hope for something better next time,” he told his viewers.

“Biden has made living in this country much more difficult for millions of people. He’s made it a lot harder for Americans to afford basic amenities, things like building supplies and gasoline,” he added.

“Then he showed almost no interest in fixing those. In fact, it’s clear it is being done on purpose because of global warming,” Tucker added.

“This is brazen. Most people are very tired of it,” Carlson said after recounting a litany of problems getting worse under Biden including the vaccine mandate, chaotic border, and economic policies that are not relieving the supply chain crisis.

“It’s not a partisan question. Do you want to live in a functional country, or don’t you? The question is, how are we going to survive three more years of this? It’s a very good question,” the host concluded.