Republicans hold a massive advantage when Americans are asked which party they would like to control Congress, according to a new CNBC All-America Economic survey.
“Republicans now sport a historic 10-point advantage when Americans are asked which party they prefer to control Congress, holding a 44%-34% margin over Democrats. That’s up from a 2-point Republican advantage in the October survey,” CNBC reported.
It’s also the highest margin for any party in that survey, the network added.
Approval of President Joe Biden’s handling of the economy and coronavirus sank even further in recent days, according to the survey.
Roughly 46% of respondents approved of Biden’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic while 48% disapproved, marking the first time his pandemic approval rating is underwater, according to CNBC. Biden’s economic approval also plummeted, with 37% approving and 56% disapproving.
“The Covid (approval) number is actually I think the more important one,” said Micah Roberts, a partner at Public Opinion Strategies, the Republican pollster for the survey. “As goes COVID, so goes the Biden presidency, and that’s really proving to be quite true.”
CNBC’s poll surveyed 800 Americans nationwide with a margin error of 3.5%.
Meanwhile, most Americans believe that Biden is concerned with the impact that soaring prices and inflation have on their lives, according to a Trafalgar Group/Convention of States poll, the Daily Caller reported Thursday.
This second poll showed that 56.7% of Americans think the president has little concern for the impact of inflation, with 44.6% of respondents saying Biden is “not concerned at all” and 12% saying he is “not very concerned.”
The second poll surveyed 1,084 likely general election voters from Dec. 4-7 with a 3% margin of error.
Inflation reached its highest level in 39 years in November with the Consumer Price Index surging 0.9% to a 6.8% year-over-year level, the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced Friday.
The survey is just the latest in a string of bad news reviews for the Biden administration.
According to an I&I/TIPP poll released last week, barely one-third of Democrat respondents want Biden to run for reelection.
The survey asked respondents, “Who do you want to see run for president on the Democratic ticket in 2024?”
Breitbart News reports:
Overall, 22 percent said Biden, followed by 12 percent who said Vice President Kamala Harris, four percent who said Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, and three percent who said Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Rep. Joe Kennedy (D-MA), and Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams. The remaining potential candidates garnered two percent support or less. Thirty-one percent, overall, say they are unsure.
Even among Democrats, specifically, Biden fails to see overwhelming support, as only 37 percent say they want to see him run again on the Democrat ticket in the next presidential election cycle. Another 16 percent of Democrats chose Harris, and 13 percent, overall, remain unsure.
37 percent of independents say they are “not sure” who they want to see run on the Democrat ticket, but only eight percent say it should be Biden.
The Daily Caller News Foundation contributed to this report.