President Joe Biden’s job approval numbers in several significant recent polls have fallen so low that some Democrats are now starting to hit the panic button, according to a Monday report.
“It’s bad,” an anonymous Democratic strategist said, according to The Hill. “You have an energy crisis that’s paralyzing and inflation is at a 40-year high and we’re heading into a recession. The problem is simple. The American people have lost confidence in him.”
“Everyone needs to come to terms with the reality that we’re going to get slaughtered in November,” the strategist added. “That’s a fact.
“His polling has gotten worse, not better. It’s indicative of the fact that people have lost confidence in his leadership. There’s nothing they’re going to be able to do,” the strategist continued.
Bill Galston, chairman of the Brookings Institute’s governance study program and a former domestic policy adviser to former President Bill Clinton, added that “unless and until inflation comes down appreciably, that there’s going to be a ceiling on his job approval that’s a lot lower than the White House wants it to be.”
Meanwhile, Gallup senior editor Jeff Jones noted that “high gas prices are one of the biggest anchors on presidential approval.”
voters are about to cancel the Democrats https://t.co/cN7ymEEzkZ
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) April 4, 2022
The latest Harvard CAPS-Harris survey exclusively obtained by The Hill last week spelled new trouble for Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris if they faced off against an old rival.
According to the survey, released on Thursday, former President Donald Trump would beat Biden by 6 points if he were running again and Harris by double digits — 11 points.
Forty-seven percent of survey respondents would back Trump in 2024, compared to 41 percent who support Biden, while 12 percent said they were undecided, the Daily Mail reported, adding:
The vice president received 38 percent of the hypothetical vote, while Trump had 49 percent — two points higher than he’d score against Biden.
While Biden has made his intention to run for a second term known, Trump has repeatedly teased a 2024 bid but has yet to say for sure if he’ll mount a third presidential campaign.