The newest AP poll shows President Joe Biden with a record-low approval rating of 39%, a full 24% lower than the 63% that approved of him only one year ago.
The last year has seen a stunning collapse in Biden’s approval, and Democrats are becoming pessimistic about the party’s chances in the midterm elections.
Even most Democrats recognize that the country is not headed in the right direction, with only 33% of Biden’s own party believing that the country is on the right track.
Biden has also lost some support from Democrats, bringing his approval rating among Democrats down to 73% from 82% last year.
Even though most Democrats still say they approve of and support Biden, the drop is concerning because high levels of support are needed to counterbalance the less than 10% of Republicans who support Biden.
Biden’s ironclad support on the left may be teetering if far-left media figures are any indication. Chuck Todd from MSNBC recently said that Democrats are in “shellacking territory” for the upcoming midterms because of Biden’s failing policies.
While Todd quoted an NBC poll that showed Democrats have a two-point advantage on the generic ballot, he admitted that they needed a five or six-point advantage to avoid losing seats.
Furthermore, the RealClearPolitics average of polls has Republicans two points ahead of Democrats, with polling outlets like Rasmussen showing Republicans with a nine-point advantage.
It is hard to remember a time in the last 30 years when things looked more dismal for Democrats. It was probably more like 40 or more years ago, during the Carter presidency, that the outlook was as grim.
Not coincidentally, some of the same conditions are taking place now that did during Carter’s term–sky-high inflation, rising interest rates, and rising gas prices that are beginning to impact the American people negatively.
Add to that Biden’s disastrous immigration policies, foreign policy blunders, and a baby formula shortage of all things, and the stage surely seems to be set for the shellacking of all shellackings in November.