President Joe Biden was a senator for Delaware for some 36 years, and is no doubt the most well-known person in the state.
But despite how well-known he is, that has not translated into positive approval ratings.
According to a new Civiqs survey, Biden’s approval rating has fallen to just 46 percent with a disapproval rating of 49 percent, putting him underwater in his own home state.
Breitbart News reports:
Biden’s approval rating, where he was a senator for 36 years, has shrunk in recent weeks. In April, Biden’s approval rating was 50 percent in Delaware, dropping from 62 percent at a similar time last year, a Morning Consult poll revealed.
In 41 states, the president is underwater, according to the Civiqs poll. Biden holds a net positive approval rating in Democrat states like Vermont, California, Washington, New York, and Maryland. However, in Rhode Island, Biden’s net approval rating is just +3 points. In Illinois, Biden’s net approval rating is +1.
Biden’s highest disapproval rating is in Wyoming (77 percent) and West Virginia (75 percent). Biden’s respective ratings are important because Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) are facing political headwinds.
Biden’s approval, along with that of his even more unpopular vice president, Kamala Harris, has been trending downward for most of the past year.
A recent poll from I&I/TIPP asked voters: “In your opinion, how likely is it that Joe Biden will complete his first term in office?”
Predictably, most Americans (71%) said Biden was likely to last through his four years. But 21%, or one in five, said it was “not likely” he would last.
A closer look at the data provides little comfort for Biden’s own pollsters and political advisers.
Just 45% of those responding said it was “very likely” Biden would last. Some 25% said it was only “somewhat likely,” hardly a vote of confidence in Biden’s presidential future. Another 8% said they are “not sure.”
And, as often in recent years, the poll’s results are deeply skewed by political affiliation. Some 90% of Democrats believe Biden will make it to the end of his term, while 49% of Republicans do. Once again, independents split the difference at 66%, though they are closer to the GOP than to the Dems.
Meanwhile, only 6% of Democrats say it’s “unlikely” Biden will last, compared to 43% of Republicans and 22% of independents.
In addition, the survey also exposed troubling thoughts regarding Harris.
The I&I/TIPP Poll asked: “How confident are you that Vice President Kamala Harris would be an effective commander-in-chief against an adversary posing a military threat to the United States if she were to become President?”
Only 45% of Americans said they would be “confident” in Harris, with just 25% saying “very confident.” An equal 45% said they’d be “not confident,” with 30% of that total saying “not at all confident.”