Ron DeSantis says Joe Biden should blame himself for approval numbers being ‘in the toilet’

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'Try looking in the mirror.'

In The Villages Thursday, Gov. Ron DeSantis ridiculed President Joe Biden for his bad poll numbers, telling the Democratic incumbent he only has himself to blame.

“You want to know why your approval numbers are in the toilet? Try looking in the mirror,” DeSantis said, at a budget signing ceremony event where poll numbers historically aren’t the topic.

The Governor bemoaned the “backdrop” created by “what’s going on in Washington,” referring to the President as a “fellow by the name of Brandon that people talk about.” He then referred to a news report documenting Biden’s disgruntlement over approval dips.

“Biden is so frustrated that his approval ratings are in the toilet,” DeSantis related. “He can’t understand! He’s lashing out at his staff. He’s blaming other people. He’s blaming the media, even though he gets the most sycophantic media coverage that any President has ever gotten.”

“He’s trying to make excuses,” DeSantis added. “I’m just thinking to myself: ‘What has he done since coming into office?'”

DeSantis blamed Biden for “record gas prices,” for “printing and borrowing trillions and trillions of dollars,” for “mandates and restrictions related to COVID,” and for the “supply chain crisis.”

“He has created the circumstances that have led to this resounding disapproval of what he has done,” DeSantis commented, before saying Biden would have been better off doing “nothing” than what he’s done in office.

Indeed, since last summer, Biden has been underwater in polling. The current FiveThirtyEight average shows the President’s approval at just over 40% on average nationally, with unfavorable ratings above 50%. DeSantis has been above water in popularity polls, and favored in surveys against any potential Democratic challenger in 2022’s re-election bid.

Meanwhile, the Governor is seen as an increasingly credible presidential candidate. DeSantis has eclipsed Biden in the PredictIt market that tracks investor confidence in potential 2024 candidates, and polling is consistently testing him as a Primary and General Election candidate.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


  • tjb

    June 3, 2022 at 9:07 am

    Can DeSantis explain in detail exactly how Biden is the primary cause of high gas prices?
    Why is DeSantis giving Floridians a gasoline tax break in October and not now when it is most needed?

    • Brian

      June 4, 2022 at 3:56 pm

      If I can I am positive DeSantis can.
      Nov 2021 Biden signed a resolution that overturned Trump administration reforms to EPA oil and gas rules. Canceled the Keystone XL pipeline and suspended oil and gas leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and New Mexico.Rejoined the Paris agreement. My guess is none of those mean anything to you because of party lines so it’s useless to point out simple facts. I suppose you could add the fact he invited Putin to invade Ukraine by ways of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline to that list.

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      • Replacement

        June 6, 2022 at 10:33 am

        “He invited Putin to invade Ukraine”

        That’s as funny as your falling birth rates lol

  • Tom

    June 3, 2022 at 3:15 pm

    Of course he is. This is the most incompetent presidency in history.

    Tjb, when you reduce domestic output by 1.5 million barrels, refuse new permits, raise costs to do so and create a anti carbon gas policy, like Bernie and the dim wit AOC advocates, fools like you ask why. How bout his shutting down the pipeline from Canada. And threatening the Michigan one. He is depleting our stockpile.

    It’s hysterical that you Manchurians have to ask conservatives what’s up. Cause your talking points refuse to acknowledge anything. Amazing.

    The worst Potus since Hoover. America’s Governor, please do for USA as you have for Florida! Rising tide for all, not a few like Biden and Harris.

    • YYep

      June 5, 2022 at 11:27 am

      Biden should remember the hyper that was displayed with him being here

  • Done with DumbSantis

    June 4, 2022 at 3:20 pm

    DisasterSantis should look at what a mess Florida is. Most unsafe highways in nation. Housing and insurance crises, crime at all time highs and Ronnifer picks hissy fights with cartoon characters. What a clown. Save us Real MAGA!

  • John Barron

    June 4, 2022 at 3:22 pm

    Trump will come back and clean the floor with both these clowns.

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  • Tom

    June 4, 2022 at 6:49 pm

    DeSantis is America’s Gov.
    Let’s not get crazy here John.
    Trump needs to shut his mouth more and stop making everything about him. He’s over the top on stupid. He blew his re-election, we are suffering. !

    As for above moron fake moniker, Desantis has had the greatest run in Florida history as Gov! He’s clearly seen as the new generation leader for conservatives and Repub. His military can do approach is refreshing. Independents and women like him, married families, Hispanics too. Your fake issues are laughable. There is no housing crisis. Rental is not a state issue. Regardless, you can’t place a moratorium and lift it and not have a spiked increase. Over $100 million has been signed towards rental opportunity. Crime is low compared to the rest of country, always a challenge. Florida and Gov have been very clear with laws on excessive crime. Highway safety is on going challenge across the country. Florida people drive like there is no limit. You are grasping for straws in your bellyaching. 3.0% unemployment, 8.7% wage growth, $21 billion in state fin.reserves., $41 billion in new resident relocation earnings wealth in state. $700 million in state revenue monthly, All taxes.
    Best public school choice voucher program. Recognized with best Covid efforts to inoculate seniors, best program in country to help in second phase, 20 mini clinics set up in days.

    Floridians working, families happy, people thriving. Happy people.

    Save it fake moniker. John if you like Trump, you can like and respect America’s Gov.

    America’s Gov, do for America what you have accomplished in Florida. Rising tide for all, not a few! DeSantis the best!

  • martin

    June 5, 2022 at 11:08 am

    where shall we start with dementia Joe?
    1. day one in office cancelled the keystone pipeline.
    2. cancelled drilling leases on federal land
    3. on those leases still available, raised the leasing price to unrealistic proportions.
    4. limited facking for new energy sources.
    As a result of the above, we went from being energy independent,
    and a major energy exporter, to being once again entirely dependent on foreign oil and gas imports.
    5. Afghanistan disaster.
    6. consumer supply chain disruptions do to oil and gas shortages.
    7. baby formula disaster
    8. record crime and murder in every major city.
    In the short space of 1.5 years dementia joe and his merry band of dems, have turned this great nation towards becoming a 3rd world nation.
    Thank the good lord we have Desantis here in florida!

    • Tom

      June 6, 2022 at 4:38 pm

      Yes Martin.
      And all the lord’s people said Amen!
      I pray for him and Casey and his family! All do so!

      I do hope he will do for America what he’s done for Florida.

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