A brand new poll has revealed that the vast majority of American voters, along with a few folks in the Democratic Party, believe that President Joe Biden is nothing more than a “puppet” being used or heavily influenced by former President Barack Obama. I mean, when you look at the guy’s horrifically bad policies he’s put in place and the fact he needs around the clock care and guidance just to function like a normal human being, it’s not hard to see why so many are convinced he’s not actually calling the shots. Could he be just a proxy? Anything is possible, right?
Check out the details from The Western Journal:
The poll favors those who have been critical of Obama’s decision to remain in or near Washington after he served two terms in the White House. Most recent presidents have returned to their respective homes after serving in the Oval Office. Former President Ronald Reagan returned to California after his two terms while former Presidents George H.W. Bush and his son George W. Bush each returned to Texas.
Compare that to former President Donald Trump who opted to return to his Mar-a-Lago estate located in Florida after leaving the Oval Office in Jan. 2021. This isn’t to say Trump was done with politics or that those who have left office should never try to influence politics. But they should do so by endorsing candidates, getting involved in causes, helping to raise money for the party they identify with, and so on. However, remaining close to the White House really seems fishy, especially for Obama who has a track record for being shady.
However, the country’s two most recent Democratic former presidents each remained relatively close to Washington.
Bill Clinton never returned to Arkansas when his time was up while Obama bought a home in Washington and another one in Martha’s Vineyard — both places he had no connection to prior to his career in politics. According to a Rasmussen Reports surveyconducted this past week, a majority of Americans believe Obama is heavily influencing the direction of the country.
Individuals who participated in the survey were asked by the pollster if they believed Biden was just a puppet for Obama or if, in some capacity, Obama was still calling some of the shots the administration was taking. A total of 63 percent stated they did not think the current president was actually the man in charge, running his own administration, and that Obama was influencing the policies being implemented.
Even more surprising is that a whopping 56 percent of the Democrats who were surveyed also believe Biden is not the one in charge.
“A majority of voters think former President Barack Obama is influencing President Joe Biden’s administration, and agree with a GOP congressman’s claim that Biden is really a ‘puppet’ for progressives,” Rasmussen pointed out.
The Western Journal pointed out that back in 2017, Republican Congressman Mike Kelly of Pennsylvania slammed Obama for staying in Washington early in the Trump administration. He was promptly attacked by liberals for making such a statement.
“President Obama himself said he was going to stay in Washington until his daughter graduated,” Kelly said to MSNBC. “I think we ought to pitch in to let him go someplace else, because he is only there for one purpose and one purpose only, and that is to run a shadow government that is going to totally upset the new agenda.”
MSNBC host Steve Benen called Kelly’s comments “silly,” then referred to him as a “conspiracy theorist,” which is typically what the left does in order to belittle and undermine genuine questions concerning the official narratives being pushed by the government and other “powers-that-be.” The term itself was created for that very purpose.
However, that means over half of Democrats are also conspiracy theorists, so there’s that.
The poll also found that Obama his far more popular than Biden. A total of 52 percent stated they have favorable thoughts toward Obama compared to 45 percent who have a favorable view of Biden.
“Rasmussen polled 935 likely voters from Jan. 15 to Jan. 17. The survey reported a margin of error of +/- 3 percentage points with a 95 percent level of confidence,” the report concluded.
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