President Joe Biden made headlines this past weekend when he fell off a bicycle near his vacation home in Delaware. However, recent polling data suggests that it wasn’t the only collapse he’s had to deal with.
Poll: Less than a third of registered voters see Biden favorably
According to a survey published on Tuesday by Civiqs, less than one in three registered voters express approval of how the president has been handling his job.
The decline is most pronounced among white voters, of whom only 26% voice approval of Biden’s performance compared with 65% who say they disapprove.
However, the president has also seen a sharp decline in support among groups who have traditionally been regarded as essential to Democratic victories.
The poll found that 45% of Hispanic voters disapprove of Biden whereas just 41% approve. Meanwhile, his support among African Americans has declined to 59% while his disapproval has grown to 20%.
What’s more, another Civiqs poll from April further showed that Biden is also struggling to satisfy members of his party’s base.
Percent of Ds who agree: “When President Biden took office, I thought he was going to do more to help people like me.”
Democrats, total: 44%
Democrats, age 18-34: 62%https://t.co/fBYvhAakeB
— Civiqs (@Civiqs) April 28, 2022
“Thinking about President Biden’s time in office, 44% of Democrats expected Biden to do more to help people like them — including 62% of Democrats aged 18-34,” the polling company explained.
“Democrats’ disappointment with President Biden extends to all age groups, with even 33% of Democrats over age 65 saying that they expected more help from the Biden administration,” it went on to add.
President snaps at reporter when asked about a recession
Much of the dissatisfaction voters feel towards Biden is likely tied to the economy, which explains why the president grew testy on Monday when asked by a reporter about whether a recession is on the way.
“Now you sound like a Republican politician,” the New York Post quoted Biden as snapping. However, he quickly added, “I’m joking. That was a joke.”
“But all kidding aside, no, I don’t think it is [inevitable],” Biden said. “I was talking to [former Treasury Secretary] Larry Summers this morning and there’s nothing inevitable about a recession.”