Poll shows new embarrassing low in president’s approval numbers

While President Biden has long struggled with dismal poll numbers, a new report from The Hill suggests that his problems have recently gotten worse. 

It cited a survey published on Monday by NewsNation/Decision Desk HQ which found that some 57% of registered voters disapproved of how Biden has been handling his job.

Bad numbers

What’s more, those negative feelings are often intense, with 40% saying that they “strongly disapprove” of his performance as president.

In contrast, just 16% of registered voters indicated that they “strongly approved” of his time in office while another 26% said they “somewhat approved.”

The Hill noted that the findings represent a low-water mark, with the same poll finding that his disapproval rating stood at 53%.

Low approvals

What’s more, the survey does not appear to be an outlier, as a CBS News poll put out on Sunday put the president’s approval rating at 44% compared with 56% who expressed disapproval.

The Hill also cited at Harvard CAPS-Harris Poll which found that over half of voters disapprove of how Biden has approached every major issue aside from COVID.

It reported that just 35% agree with his management of the economy, a number which dropped to 33% when respondents were specifically about inflation. On the other hand, 66% said the economy is “weak” and a mere 29% thought America is headed in the right direction.

The president’s response to America’s on-going border crisis received low marks as well, with only 38% favoring voicing approval on immigration.

GOP has edge

“Biden continues to struggle with the job and is particularly being slammed by the voters over inflation and immigration. No president has been reelected with numbers like these on job performance,” pollster Mark Penn was quoted as saying.

Meanwhile, the News Nation/Decision Desk HQ survey also contained worrying signs for congressional Democrats, as it gave their Republican rival a two point advantage ahead of this year’s midterm elections.

According to FiveThirtyEight, former President Barack Obama’s aggregate approval rating stood at 48.4% at this point in 2010. That year saw a Republican wave when voters went to the polls in November, with the GOP taking 63 House seats.

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