Joe Biden’s polling is cratering. The three latest surveys out have his approval ranking at 40, 42 and 40. But, you wouldn’t know that in the event you watched the community morning and night newscasts in December. The Biden safety racket was in full power as ABC, CBS and NBC allowed a mixed 75 seconds on the Democratic President’s tanking numbers.
Throughout December, NBC’s At the moment and Nightly Information prevented all discuss of the Democrat’s slumping polls. On ABC, Good Morning America’s George Stephanopoulos talked about the dangerous information for simply 9 seconds.
ABC journalists had been ignoring themselves as a result of this was a survey partially performed by ABC itself (along with Ipsos). CBS did the very best, a nonetheless pathetic 66 seconds.
Despite the fact that the month of December noticed a Covid surge and the very best inflation since 1982, right here’s the sum whole of ABC’s weekday morning and night protection for the month. On December 13, GMA co-host Stephanopoulos rapidly introduced: “Additionally, a brand new ABC Information/IPSOS ballot suggests extra two thirds of People disapprove of President Biden’s dealing with of inflation. A stable majority, 57 p.c, disapprove of the financial system normally.”
Watch the video under of Stephanopoulos racing by the numbers:
Although NBC’s morning and night newscasts skipped the dangerous polling for Biden, that wasn’t true for the Sunday chat present. Meet the Press host Chuck Todd tried to discover a blissful spin for the President. On December 5, 2021, he famous that faculty graduates nonetheless like Biden:
As for President Biden approval ranking, that is the place we will present you that, even amongst voters below 30, there’s an training divide like there’s all throughout the voters. When you’ve got a school diploma otherwise you`re in faculty, you’ve gotten a web optimistic ranking on the president. By the best way, this 54-44 is not an amazing quantity for the president, however it’s a web optimistic amongst younger voters with a school diploma. When you’ve got no faculty diploma, you disapprove of this president 57 p.c, very equally to older components of the voters.
On the December 11, 2021 CBS Mornings Saturday, the journalists managed to not point out dangerous polling for Biden whereas speaking about crippling inflation: “A brand new Labor Division report says inflation rose by nearly seven p.c within the final 12 months, the very best one-year enhance in 39 years. President Biden says the rise has peaked and that costs ought to start to fall earlier than anticipated. However Mr. Biden acknowledged People are feeling the pinch of their wallets.”
The sum whole of CBS’s mentions of dangerous polling information got here on December 12. In a softball interview for CBS Sunday Mornings, Rita Braver requested First Woman Jill Biden: “You’ve seen the President’s ballot numbers drop. Does that hassle you?”
She then followed-up with a delicate query about polling on the President’s psychological health:
RITA BRAVER: And another query on that, on the polls as a result of there’s been some current polls that present that fairly just a few People have some questions in regards to the President`s present psychological health as someone who spends — I can see you shaking your head.
JILL BIDEN: Sure.
BRAVER: So, what’s your response to that?
BIDEN: I believe that’s ridiculous.
Add in 5 seconds on the December 12 Night Information and you’ve got all 66 seconds from CBS in December.
In October, I wrote a study for NewsBusters explaining that, throughout the identical time interval in 2017, the networks lined Biden’s dangerous polling by nearly two-to-one greater than Donald Trump’s low numbers. With inflation, Covid and different ongoing disasters for the administration, the election 12 months of 2022 may very well be much more brutal for Biden. ABC, CBS and NBC will proceed to try to defend the incumbent Democrat. However the proof says their efforts aren’t working.