President Joe Biden hit new polling lows in recent surveys, while Italy’s Prime Minister Mario Draghi resigned after his coalition fell apart.
President Joe Biden hit new polling lows in recent surveys, while Italy’s Prime Minister Mario Draghi resigned after his coalition fell apart.in the latest signs of political stability in the G-7 group of advanced democracies.
- Just this week, President Biden hit some of his all-time worst job approval numbers. Quinnipiac University found Biden had just a 33% approval rating while Reuters, NPR, and Rasmussen all put his approval at 36%. Biden’s approval rating is now lower than Trump’s ever was.
- “Super Mario” Draghi was brought down by political infighting after not even two years in office. The former top European central banker came into office with great promise, but now his country is hurtling towards an unpredictable 2023 election and an uncertain future.
- Britain’s government is on autopilot while Conservatives pick the successor to Boris Johnson after his resignation earlier this month. Either former finance chief Rishi Sunak or Foreign Secretary Liz Truss will take over as Prime Minister in September.
- The political situation for France’s Emmanuel Macron has only declined since he won reelection in April. In June, he lost his parliamentary majority in “a crushing blow,” dramatically curtailing his power in his second term.
- Japan continues to deal with the fallout from the assassination of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, a giant of Japanese politics.
- Canada continues to fight crippling inflation while struggling to deliver basic services like passports, while Germany’s ruling Social Democrats must contend with a Russian influence scandal that’s ensnared their party’s former leader.
- It’s hard to find a G-7 nation on steady political footing this summer.
- Desperate to regain his political standing, the New York Times reported Biden is considering enacting a “national climate emergency,” although whether this declaration would carry weight, or if he’s just declaring it, are unclear.
- The Washington Post reported Draghi’s collapse came after “major parties abandon[ed] him” and left him a prime minister without a government.
- The Guardian wrote Draghi’s resignation could potentially lead to a snap election as early as September.
- The Wall Street Journal noted the three parties that abandoned Draghi were either conservative or populist, raising the prospect of a unified populist-conservative government after the next elections.
- National Review raised another potential challenge for Joe Biden: the looming prospect of a federal indictment for Hunter Biden.
- Breitbart wrote Biden’s 36.8 percent approval rating in the RealClearPolitics average signals the “bottom falls out” of Joe Biden’s presidency.
© Dominic Moore, 2022