Being the president of America is a tough job. It’s one of the hardest jobs in the world.
Americans want and truly deserve to experience growth in all facets of the country. These include a functional healthcare system, robust economy, security and international relations. So, the citizens expect whoever they elect into office to deliver.
Americans trooped out in large numbers to cast their votes for Joe Biden, with hope that he’ll move the country forward. They believed Biden’s experience in politics would benefit the country immensely.
Now a few years have gone by since Joe Biden took office. Do you think he’s doing a great job? We understand that people may have different views about the president’s performance. While some might think he’s doing a great job, others may think otherwise.
Here’s what Americans need to know about Biden’s performance so far.
Is Biden Doing A Good Job?
During the campaign, Joe Biden boasted to Americans that he would move America forward once elected. He claimed he would end COVID-19, get Americans back to work, boost the lagging economy, restore America’s credibility abroad and help heal a divided nation.
Well, from our opinion, we believe the president is on the right track in some areas and needs to improve in some. Let’s look at how he’s performed in the fight to eliminate COVID-19, job and economy.
COVID-19 Pandemic: How Is Joe Biden Performing?
The coronavirus pandemic brought agony to Americans and people from other parts of the world. It was devastating as families watched helplessly while their relatives died of the deadly virus.
The pandemic came as a rude shock to Americans, health specialists, and non-specialists. But then, a decisive response was what Americans expected from the government.
Unfortunately, the pandemic was one of the numerous problems Joe Biden inherited from the previous administration. However, we’ll only mention how Biden performed in the fight against COVID-19.
Over 100 million Covid-19 cases in the United States have been reported, according to Johns Hopkins University, and over 1.1 million people have lost their lives.
The Covid-19 pandemic was a public health challenge that dominated Joe Biden’s first year in office. And Americans can agree that the president took decisive steps to address the problems.
What are the steps Biden took in the fight to eliminate the virus? He ramped up the manufacturing and distribution of the vaccine. His administration also acquired and distributed the vaccines abroad.
The truth is, we must give Joe Biden’s administration some credit for purchasing many anti-viral treatments. But despite all these achievements, there were still some challenges.
Biden’s failure in the fight against the coronavirus was the testing shortages experienced in the country at such a critical time. The Omicron virus caused a surge in coronavirus cases during the winter period.
The president admitted that more had needed to be done to expand testing capacity throughout the country. And now, as the wave starts showing signs of subsiding, there are reports of mask distribution nationwide and half a billion rapid testing via mail.
The coronavirus wasn’t Biden’s fault. It is a global problem and part of the problems inherited from the past administration.
The coronavirus outbreak wasn’t Trump’s fault either. But the manner he handled it was the problem.
Trump’s late response to the pandemic made it even worse for the country to address the situation when a new regime started. He had a better chance to nib the virus in the bud but didn’t take action as quickly as expected.
Now back to Joe Biden’s performance on the Covid-19 pandemic. A poll conducted by Monmouth University indicates that 60% of adults feel worn out by the massive changes they have had to make because of the pandemic.
The poll also indicates that the population of people who claim Biden is doing a good job in the fight against the coronavirus had dropped to 46% from 50%.
Now here’s the fact. Biden’s rating regarding how he’s handling the pandemic has generally been better than his approval rating. He’s also trying his possible best to tackle the coronavirus disease, even though most Americans might claim his best isn’t good enough.
Jobs And Economy: How Is Joe Biden Performing?
How has Joe Biden’s performance been so far in job creation and the economy? Let’s look at some historic moves the president has made.
During his campaign, Biden promised to get Americans employed and improve the economy. Has he kept those promises so far? Here’s what we think.
In Biden’s first year in office, he took major steps to create jobs for Americans and improve the economy. He signed the bipartisan infrastructure law and America Rescue Plan.
Unfortunately, the coronavirus pandemic hasn’t made things easy for the president. It has made it difficult for the president to ease inflation and supply chain issues, labor shortages, and volatile stocks, which affects American consumers.
Gas price is on the rise. But that wasn’t the case on the day of the election in 2020. The average price of gas was $2.21. Now, it’s almost double that amount.
Joe Biden made promises to eliminate the fossil fuel industry during his campaign. And as president, he has implemented those policies.
What’s Joe Biden’s economic performance rating? A poll conducted by CNN/SSRS shows the president had a 44% approval rating and 55% disapproval rating on how he has handled the economy thus far.
Now, this is the thing. The high inflation Americans are experiencing today is caused by several factors, some of which are external. Among the chief causes is the Russian-Ukraine war.
The war is responsible for the economic challenges several countries are currently experiencing. The sanctions and hostilities by the Russian leader have made it challenging to export food, metal, and even oil and gas to other regions.
So the instability created by the unwarranted war between Russia and Ukraine is causing inflation in the United States and other parts of the world. A resolution of the conflict is the only solution. But when dealing with someone like the Russian president, world leaders know they must tread carefully.
Handing Ukraine to Russia or persuading them to surrender will only make matters worse. Note that other countries with nuclear power are watching. They may start chaos with their neighbors with the knowledge that the United States and other world leaders won’t even bother to act.
So, the U.S. economy may be a mess now, and Joe Biden’s approval rating on economic performance isn’t too impressive. But it is only a matter of time before things start improving again.
Mind you, the high price of gas and fossil fuel is the reason food prices have gone up. And even though the Biden administration has tried to cushion the effect by offering stimulus payments, the result hasn’t been positive.
A poll NPR/Marist conducted in December indicates that most Americans who got the stimulus payments and expanded child tax credit claimed those payments helped a little. However, others claimed the payments didn’t help in any way.
A survey CNN conducted in December indicated that 54% of electorates are against what Biden is doing to help the middle-class.
Now, let’s look at the employment figures to rate Biden’s job as president of the United States.
The recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that America has added 7.9 million jobs since Joe Biden assumed office on January 2021.
His administration has shown total commitment to revive the economy, with emphasis on rendering support to families that need them. He signed the America Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) early March 2021.
Now, you can see that from March 2021 to March 2022, the United States economy has added millions of jobs. Were Biden’s policies the reasons for the growth? His monetary policies have been immensely helpful, with the ARPA taking the lead.
Biden has done a good job in the area of job creation. Americans shouldn’t forget that the world is currently experiencing a global economic crisis described as inflation and uncertainty.
Some of the factors responsible for inflation and uncertainty are:
- Russia’s unwarranted invasion of Ukraine.
- Tightening financial conditions in most areas.
- The cost-of-living crisis.
- The lingering COVID-19 pandemic.
Despite all these challenges, the president continues to work hard to ensure many Americans have a job. The ARPA has shown it’s a policy worth considering. But the truth is, the impact won’t last long if congress fails to back it up continuously.
So, is Joe Biden doing a good job? Overall, and when you judge based on the challenges posed by several external factors, you’ll understand that nobody would have done the job better than Biden.
Biden’s political experience and knowledge of the U.S. economy are what the country needs right now. His performance may not have caught the eyes of some of the registered voters, but we have to understand the president is working hard to move America forward.
Biden is working hard to revive the economy and get more Americans employed. The economy has added millions of jobs since he took office.
Biden’s handling of the coronavirus was initially good, but when the Omicron variant struck, his team didn’t respond immediately, as expected.
President Joe Biden is doing a good job and needs Americans’ support to continue to move the country forward.