Three-quarters of Americans familiar with the “Let’s Go Brandon” chant say it is an appropriate way to protest the Biden administration, according to a national poll.
A majority of Americans—58 percent—are familiar with the chant, and 76 percent of those familiar with it find it an appropriate way to protest, according to a Trafalgar Group poll. The popular chant came into use after an NBC reporter in October interpreted shouts of “F— Joe Biden” from a crowd of NASCAR spectators as “Let’s Go Brandon.” Twenty-four percent of those familiar with it, however, find the chant inappropriate.
The chant’s popularity comes as President Joe Biden contends with his administration’s plummeting approval rating, which went underwater in September. Only 43 percent approve of Biden, whereas 51 percent disapprove, according to the RealClearPolitics polling average.
The chant, which CNN dubbed a “verbal secret handshake” and “a way for those deeply opposed to Joe Biden’s presidency to identify other members of their tribe,” has been used at sporting events and even by some members of Congress.
It has also spawned four chart-topping songs, including Loza Alexander’s “Let’s Go Brandon,” which last week became the number-one song on Apple Music and the number-38 song on Billboard‘s Hot 100. It has often been used at national sporting events.
Thirty-four percent of Americans surveyed were unfamiliar with the “Let’s Go Brandon” chant. The Trafalgar Group, which is best known for accurately predicting the outcome of the 2016 election, conducted the poll from Oct. 22 to 24 and surveyed more than 1,000 likely 2022 election voters.