While his party’s performance in the last election have given his spirits a boost, President Biden continues to be viewed unfavorably by the American people and is not trusted to handle most important issues.
A Yahoo!/YouGov survey found that Biden has a negative net approval rating on just about every issue except COVID, Breitbart reported.
Biden underwater on all issues
As one might expect, Biden gets his lowest marks on the economy and inflation. Voters disapprove of his handling of both issues by more than 20 points.
But Biden is also viewed poorly on issues that Democrats talk about the most, like climate change, where he has a 4-point deficit. On abortion, an issue that Biden discussed more than any other this election cycle, Biden is down by eight points. On guns, he has an 18-point deficit.
Biden is down five points on race, perhaps a reflection of rising racial tensions provoked by Biden’s inflammatory “equity” agenda, and 20 points on crime, an issue that Biden has largely ignored despite a spike in violence in American cities.
The only issue where Biden rated positively was COVID, with voters favoring Biden there by six points. But COVID no longer rates highly among voters’ concerns.
Overall, 45 percent of voters approve of Biden, while 54 percent disapprove, the poll, which was taken from December 1 to December 5, found.
Despite his historic unpopularity and serious concerns about his age and health, most Democrats are rallying around Biden ahead of 2024 after he avoided a widely anticipated rebuke in the midterm elections, which left Democrats with an expanded Senate majority even as they lost the House.
Biden himself has boasted that his party’s returns show the American people approve of the job he’s doing, even if the polls suggest otherwise.
A recent CNBC poll found that 70 percent of voters don’t want Biden running again, while 61 percent said the same of Donald Trump.
57 percent of Democrats said they don’t want Biden running, and 66 percent of independents said the same.
Things aren’t expected to get easier for Biden, with a recession coming, if not here already. Two years of divided government could block most of his agenda, and his controversial student loan forgiveness plan is currently frozen by the courts and could be repealed altogether by the Supreme Court.
The White House has said that Biden will make his re-election plans known after the New Year. But Biden, who became the oldest president in American history in November at 80, has acknowledged that “fate” may intervene.
“My intention is that I run again,” he said following last month’s elections. “But I’m a great respecter of fate.”