Joe's going to be blasted on this and, much as I'm critical of "that feckless dementia-ridden piece of crap," these are unprecedented economic times. What's going on is no one's fault. This is a function of the way Covid tied the economy in a series of knots that the best sailor couldn't untie.
Now, honestly, Joe's been in charge for pret'near nine months and his team certainly hasn't done anything to ameliorate problems with the economy. If anyone can be blamed, it's Joe.
Where Joe fails is as a leader. Polls make it clear that people think less and less of him by the day. He's way under water on handling the economy.
And, according to the latest Q poll, he's under water on competence. More and more, people are convinced that he's not up to the job.
When he speaks, it seems to me that he comes across as a curmudgeon... behavior typical among men, especially, suffering from dementia. His demeanor doesn't draw people to him. It's abrasive and offensive to many.
Early on, he came across as charmingly cranky, a few bricks short of a full load, Uncle Joe from Petticoat Junction. But, no more. Now he's just that nasty old neighbor sitting on his front porch screaming, GET OFF MY LAWN!
That behavior won't provide leadership in a weak economy.