As President Joe Biden approaches his 81st birthday on Election Day in 2024, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has praised the president for his “extraordinary accomplishments” over the past two years. During an appearance on CNN Sunday, Buttigieg argued that results are the most powerful argument for Biden’s re-election, citing the 12 million jobs created under the current administration. He further suggested that the infrastructure law will continue to provide results in the years to come.
However, a recent Washington Post-ABC News poll reveals that a majority of Americans are not convinced that Biden has achieved much since taking office, with 62% of Americans believing he has accomplished “not very much” or “little or nothing.” As Biden prepares to deliver his State of the Union address on Tuesday, he is expected to make the case for government works, citing legislation to rebuild roads, bridges, and broadband, jump-start the semiconductor industry, and expand health benefits for veterans.
It remains to be seen how the American people will respond to Biden’s accomplishments and whether or not they will be swayed by the generational argument put forth by Republicans. As Buttigieg suggested, results are the most powerful argument and the results of Biden’s first two years in office will be key in determining his success in 2024.