It comes as absolutely no surprise that despite his best efforts Joe Biden has failed to resonate with the American people on any significant level.
Since day one, Biden’s approval rating has dipped below what incoming presidents typically earn. A rush of goodwill from the American public historically graces each new administration, but not for Sleepy Joe.
The 46th president reached his lowest marks yet in terms of overall job approval in the latest CBS News/YouGov survey released on Sunday.
A mere 42% of U.S. adults gave Biden positive marks in this column, 1 point below what he got in February and March and a far cry from the 62% job approval rating the Democrat got in March 2021.
NEW: @POTUS Biden’s overall job approval is 42%, down one point from last month; it's been hovering in the low 40s for months now, and that tick down does mark its lowest point yet. He is underwater on his handling of crime, immigration, economy and inflation. pic.twitter.com/1XaGwZDih1
— Ed O'Keefe (@edokeefe) April 10, 2022
Fifty-eight percent of respondents said they disapprove of the way Biden is handling his job as president.
[source: The Washington Examiner]
Further broken down, 19% said they strongly approve, 23% said they somewhat approve, 19% said they somewhat disapprove, and 39% said they strongly disapprove.
Much of the dissatisfaction is driven by the economy and inflation, on which disapproval sits at 63% and 69%, respectively. Biden is also facing high disapproval for the “situation with Russia and Ukraine,” immigration, climate change, and crime. A majority of respondents, 56%, did acknowledge a good local job market.
The poll comes a little less than seven months before the midterm elections, in which Republicans are widely expected to win control of at least one chamber of Congress.
The survey was conducted with a “nationally representative sample of 2,062 U.S. adult residents” between April 5-8, CBS News reported. The sample “was weighted according to gender, age, race, and education based on the U.S. Census American Community Survey and Current Population Survey, as well as to 2020 presidential vote,” and the poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.8 points.
Meanwhile, rumblings of a new fall COVID variant have roused concern that Democrats could potentially pull similar election-stealing tactics as they did in the previous presidential race. Fauci mentioned last week that pandemic restrictions may be necessary yet again, thus renewing the call for additional mail-in-balloting.
The midterm variant!
Author: Asa McCue