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Red Warning Lights Flashing for Democrats

President Joe Biden arrives to discuss his ‘Build Back Better’ agenda at the White House, August 12, 2021. (Evelyn Hockstein/Reuters)

It is early to predict the political fallout from the fall of Afghanistan, or to project the 2022 midterm elections. It is even still a little early to draw hard conclusions about what will happen in the California recall in September or the Virginia elections for governor and House of Delegates in November. But we can say this much: There are warning lights flashing for Democrats.

Warning light No. 1: Joe Biden’s plunging approval rating in national polls. In the RealClearPolitics average, Biden was in double-digit positive territory into late June, and just shy of that less than a month ago.

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