Why aren’t Americans rallying around Biden during a war?

In analysis published in The Washington Post, Peter Enns and Douglas Kriner write that, encouraged by some of their leaders, more Republicans disapprove of President Biden than Democrats disapprove of Trump.

Enns is the Robert S. Harrison Director of the Cornell Center for Social Sciences, the executive director of the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research and a professor of government. Kriner is the Clinton Rossiter Professor in American Institutions.

“Conventional wisdom has long held that U.S. public opinion rallies around the flag and the president in the wake of international crises,” Enns and Kriner write in the piece. “But can the U.S. response to the war in Ukraine deliver a rally in support for President Biden? Probably not."

Read the story in the Washington Post.

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