Poll shows Joe Biden’s approval rating hitting new low

President Joe Biden has long struggled with dismal poll numbers, and new research suggests that the problem hasn’t gotten any better. 

According to the Washington Examiner, a survey published this weekend by NBC News showed that the president’s approval rating stood at 44%, an “all-time low” in the poll’s history.

Low drops for approval

Moreover, Biden is doing substantially worse with particular social subsets, with just 28% of independents saying they favor the president’s job performance.

Meanwhile, only 29% of rural voters, white voters at 37%, and 38% of male voters express satisfaction with how Biden is operating.

Voters also aren’t excited about the economy, with 81% indicating that they are “very” or “somewhat” dissatisfied with its condition. Another 72% say the country is headed in the wrong direction.

Dems “in for a miserable election”

This news comes just days before voters are set to cast their ballots in this year’s midterm elections, a fact that NBC host Chuck Todd mentioned on Sunday’s Meet the Press.

“Biden’s job approval rating sits at 44% in this final NBC News poll,” Todd pointed out. “By the way, all-time low with independents. His approval rating is just 28%. And let me put this in context for you.”

What does a job rating mean? Some people believe it’s the single most important indicator to understand where a midterm election is going,” Todd continued.

Todd addressed his questions to Bill McInturff, who serves as a Republican pollster with Public Opinion Strategies, and Jeff Horwitt, a Democratic pollster at Hart Research Associates.

“President Biden and the Democrats are in for a miserable election,” said McInturff, who worked alongside Horwitt to carry out the poll for NBC News.

“The Democrats have to run way ahead of the president to win a statewide race,” McInturff explained, adding, “I would expect to see a large number of losses in the House and possibly a switch in control of the Senate.”