In an interview on CBS News Red & Blue on Thursday, House Majority Whip Rep. James Clyburn (D.SC) declared that he was convinced President Joe Biden would do “some things on voting that may surprise some people,” and this could increase his numbers in the polls.
Clyburn stated that confirmation of his Supreme Court nominee, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, could boost Biden's popularity in polls, “but it's not the only thing that's going to impact those numbers. I think the president's numbers are going to start to go up. This will help. The things that he will be doing, going forward, I think he's going to be doing some things on voting that may surprise some people, and a few other things. His numbers will go up.”
Clyburn added, “People have been comparing this president to Franklin Roosevelt and other presidents. I've always compared Joe Biden to Harry Truman… His style, his demeanor remind me a lot of Harry Truman, his steel will, and the way he is going to go about running his office of the presidency. I think people will remember that Harry Truman's numbers were always soft… This president is doing a great job, the American people know that, and I think that we'll all see that at the polls, not the ones taking place now.”