The president addressed issues at the core of the administration’s agenda, defended criticism, and at times became combative with reporters. Biden seemed to raise his voice when asked by a reporter about his comments comparing those who opposed his voting reform agenda to reviled figures in American history, such as segregationists.
Biden told the reporter, “That is an interesting reading of English.”
“Now you know why they don’t let Biden do these press conferences. He didn’t do well,” Conway said. “He’s arguing with reporters. He’s arguing about his polling numbers, which are very clear.”
A Quinnipiac University poll conducted in January found Biden’s approval at 33 percent, with 53 percent disapproval.
Key issues cited were the pandemic, the economy, and foreign policy.
A Fox Business poll found in December that the majority of Americans said 2021 was a bad year for their families and that they were not hopeful about the country’s future.