Merrick Garland’s Approval Rating Dropping Like A Rock

( Attorney General Merrick Garland must not be familiar with the old saying, “when you mess with the bull, you get the horns.” On October 5, Garland sent out a memo instructing federal law enforcement to work with local authorities to target parents protesting their local school boards.

In other words, he messed with a really big bull.

And parents were none too pleased.

As a result, Merrick Garland is losing a great deal of public support.

According to a Rasmussen Reports survey released on Monday, more likely voters have an unfavorable opinion of Biden’s attorney general than a favorable one.

The survey asked 1,000 likely voters “Do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable, or very unfavorable impression of Merrick Garland?”

Thirty-nine percent of respondents view Garland unfavorably. Of those, 29 percent have a “very unfavorable” impression. Only thirty percent of respondents viewed Garland favorably. But of those 30 percent, only 14 percent said they have a “very favorable” view.

Thirty-two percent of respondents said they weren’t sure.

Broken down by party, Garland is not at all popular among Republicans or Independents. Only 16 percent of Republicans and 21 percent of Independents have a favorable impression of the attorney general.

But even among Democrat voters, Merrick Garland couldn’t garner majority support. Less than half of the Democrats, 48 percent, have a favorable impression of him.

Rasmussen also asked if respondents believe Garland is doing “a better job or worse job than most previous attorneys general? Or is his performance about the same?”

Only 20 percent of respondents believe Garland is doing a better job. Another 23 percent said his performance is about the same as most previous attorneys general. And a whopping 42 percent said he’s going a worse job. Meanwhile, 14 percent were unsure.

This is why deciding to target parents was a supremely boneheaded decision. Republican, Democrat, Independent — parents exist across the political spectrum. Targeting parents didn’t just anger Republicans; it caused multi-partisan fury.

Even Transportation Secretary Pete “parental leave” Buttigieg didn’t rate as low as Garland and his favorability sits at a dismal 37 percent.

Garland messed with a bull.

Rasmussen conducted this survey from October 21 to 24 after Garland testified before the House Judiciary Committee. The margin of error is +/-3% with a 95 percent level of confidence.