From One July 4th to the Next, a Steep Slide for Biden

From an AP story by Chris Megerian and Zeke Miller headlined “From one July Fourth to the next, a steep slide for Biden”:

Last Fourth of July, President Joe Biden gathered hundreds of people outside the White House for an event that would have been unthinkable for many Americans the previous year. With the coronavirus in retreat, they ate hamburgers and watched fireworks over the National Mall.

Although the pandemic wasn’t over yet, Biden said, “we’re closer than ever to declaring our independence from a deadly virus.” Across the country, indoor masking requirements were falling as the number of infections and deaths plummeted.