President Joe Biden’s approval rating has dropped to 39%, a new low, and nearly 80% of registered voters say the country is on the wrong track, in the latest Associated Press poll released Friday.
Biden’s numbers have dropped a full 24 points since a similar poll a year ago, where he had 63% approval. A month ago, 70% said the country was going in the wrong direction.
The poll showed that 73% of Democrat voters still say they approve of Biden, but that is down from 82% last year.
Two-thirds of those polled disapproved of the way Biden is handling the economy; not surprising when inflation is at 40-year highs and gas prices have more than doubled since he took office 16 months ago.
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Only 18% said Biden’s policies have helped the economy more than they have hurt it, with 50% saying they have hurt more than helped, and 30% not sure.
Democrat voters like Milan Ramsey are becoming disillusioned with Biden for his lack of action to fix any of the problems facing the country.
Ramsey, 29, has had to move herself, her husband, and her infant son into her parents’ home just to make ends meet even though she is employed as a school counselor.
“He hasn’t delivered on any of the promises. I feel like the stimulus checks came out and that was the last win of his administration,” Ramsey said of Biden. “I think he’s tired — and I don’t blame him, I’d be tired too at his age with the career he’s had.”
Fox News pointed out that Biden’s sagging poll numbers have also translated to a GOP advantage in the coming midterms.
In a poll by the outlet, 46% are backing the Republican in their district while 39% say they’ll support the Democrat. This kind of lead by Republicans is unheard of, and points to a large gain of seats in the House, and possibly in the Senate as well.
Even the news leaked that the conservative Supreme Court will soon rule to overturn Roe V. Wade has not impacted voters and turned them away from the GOP.
It makes one wonder how much longer Biden can hang on to the presidency in the face of such low approval. Then again, the alternative of a Kamala Harris presidency is not going to be much better.