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HOW MUCH LOWER? – OVERNIGHT:  The president continues to chart downward.  What happens when they run out of numbers?  From Fox: 

Approval of President Biden's performance in the White House continues to weaken as the administration works to deal with the Ukraine border conflict, rising inflation, the continuing COVID-19 pandemic and chaos at the Mexican border.

For the first time since taking office, Biden's approval rating — based on an accumulation of polling data — fell below 40%. A Real Clear Politics average of all the most recent national surveys measuring Biden’s standing put the president’s approval at 39% and his disapproval at 54%.

Biden has also found himself at the center of a Russia-Ukraine border conflict in Europe.

Last month, Biden predicted Russian President Vladimir Putin would advance into Ukraine, saying, "My guess is he will move in. He has to do something."

Biden continues to take heat from Americans over rising gas prices, leading his own party to introduce a proposal to temporarily suspend the federal gas tax in order to help blunt the financial pain of surging prices at the pump.

Other costs, including energy bills, are also having an impact on Americans. New York residents say their bills have doubled in the latest wrinkle to red-hot inflation.

Fox News reached out to the White House in an effort to see what factors may have contributed to Biden's sinking average polling numbers but did not receive an immediate response.

COMMENT:  What is just as bad is that the president's physical condition seems to have weakened.  It may simply be a perception, but Mr. Biden is sluggish, often appears unfocused, and generates the belief that "he's not all there."  This, as much as any policy matter, could destroy his presidency. 

And who's one heartbeat away from the Oval Office?  Why it's our Kammy, Kamila Harris, Not So Wonder Woman.  As it's being said in Washington, she's Biden's impeachment insurance.  Who would impeach him to get her?  It will be fascinating to see if the Dems put Kammy out on the campaign trail this year.  If Biden doesn't blow the whole thing, she's certainly capable of it.  It must be wonderful to have a specialty. 

February 9, 2022