President Joe Biden’s first year in office has been marred with a sinking job approval rating which took another hit in a pair of new polls.
“Beginning in the days following the deadly, chaotic U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, Biden’s approval ratings have taken hit after hit and have never rebounded,” Conservative Brief reported Sunday.
“Between that foreign policy disaster and a raft of domestic issues including higher gas, food, and energy prices along with a still-struggling supply chain deficit, Biden’s approval has fallen so low some analysts might conclude he is approaching impeachment levels,” the outlet continued.
As Biden’s polling numbers have fallen, so, too, has support for Democrats in general.
Newsmax has more:
Voters have more trust in Republicans than Democrats as President Joe Biden’s approval rating sinks to a staggering 37%, a Washington Post-ABC News poll showed Sunday.
The survey ahead of Biden’s State of the Union address Tuesday showed the president with a 37% job approval, with 55% disapproving.
It also found 50% of registered voters saying they’d prefer Republicans to be in control of Congress, while 40% prefer Democrats — with 49% saying they’ll support a GOP candidate in the midterm elections and 42% saying they’ll go for the Democratic candidate.
Per Newsmax, here are more of the survey’s findings, little of which is good news for Biden or his Democratic Party:
- 47% disapprove of the way Biden has managed the international crisis sparked by the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
- 37% approve of Biden’s handling of the economy, while 58% disapprove.
- 44% approve of his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic while 50% disapprove.
- 75% rate the economy negatively, with 39% saying the economy is in “poor” shape.
- 54% say the economy has gotten worse since Biden took office, compared with 17% who say it’s gotten better and 27% who say it’s stayed the same since he was elected.
- 50% say Biden bears a “good deal” or a “great amount” of the blame for the 40-year high inflation rate, while 48 % say he bears “not much” or no blame at all.
- 59% say Biden is not a strong leader, compared with 36% who say he is; among independents 65% say he’s not a strong.
- 54% say they do not think Biden has the mental sharpness it takes to serve as president, while 40% say he does. Among independents, 59% give a negative assessment of his mental sharpness.
- 46% of adults identify or lean Republican; 43% identify as Democrats.
- 54% say they trust the GOP on the economy compared with 35% who trust Democrats.
- 43% trust Democrats on the pandemic compared with 37% who trust Republicans on the issue.
- 44% trust Democrats on education issues compared with 41% who trust Republicans.
Biden’s approval rating dropped to a new low of 33%, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released in mid-January, with 53% of Americans saying they disapprove of the president’s performance. The rating is down 3% since November 2021, when Biden held a 36% approval rating.
Hispanic voters were least supportive of Biden’s job performance, with 28% saying they approve of how he is handling his duties, compared to 32% of white voters and 57% of black voters. Just 25% of independent voters said they approve of Biden’s performance, while 57% said they disapprove.
Voters were critical of Biden’s handling of key issues, including the economy, the COVID-19 pandemic and foreign policy.
Just 34% of Americans said they approve of Biden’s handling of the economy, with 57% saying they disapprove. The results follow several months of increasing inflation, with the Consumer Price Index currently rising at its highest rate in 40 years.