Stare into the abyss.
Biden at 40 percent approval is actually higher than a lot of other polls, but you always have to compare a poll to its prior iterations to see what the trends are telling you. CBS News/YouGov has been consistently kind to the president over the last year, and for him to drop to a new low in even a friendly survey is noteworthy. If Democrats were hoping for a late-game rebound, that’s nowhere to be found.
… To put it simply, the strategy of making the mid-terms about abortion is going to fail. It’s akin to Liz Cheney’s ploy to appeal to Democrats in Wyoming. The math just doesn’t work, and there’s no reason to think the economy and inflation will do anything but remain the top issues for 80+ percent of Americans. Heck, not even Biden’s own officials are pretending anymore that prices are coming down anytime soon. With interest rates continuing to rise, the stock market will remain depressed as well. [emphasis added]
… In the end, Democrats are staring into the abyss, and their big solution is to douse themselves in gasoline near an open flame. They’ve got no good options, they know they have no good options, and they are going to ride their fractured base to total defeat in a few months.