President Biden’s dreadful polling continues

President Joe Biden’s downward polling trend has continued into October.

Just about every major poll released in the past week has Biden’s approval rating in the negatives, some by double digits. 

The latest

The worst poll that Biden received in the past week comes from Quinnipiac University. This poll, which was just released on Wednesday, has Biden’s approval rating at only 38 percent with the majority, 53 percent, disapproving of the way Biden is handling the U.S. presidency.

Biden received another bad poll from YouGov. This poll was taken between October 3rd and 5th, and it has Biden’s approval at 44 percent and his disapproval at 49 percent. Rasmussen Reports took its own poll during this same timeframe, and it has Biden at 45 percent approval and 54 percent disapproval.

And, Politico conducted its poll from October 2nd to October 4th, and, similar to Rasmussen, it has Biden’s approval at 45 percent and his disapproval at 52 percent.

These are the four most recent polls, and, as you can see, Biden is in the negatives in each one of them.

Real Clear Politics currently has Biden’s average approval rating at 44.6 percent and his average disapproval rating at 48.7 percent. Combined, Biden, on average, is underwater by 4.1 percentage points.

Background

In a report that it just published on Quinnipiac’s poll, Fox explained the polling trend that we have seen during Biden’s presidency, including what likely has caused it.

The outlet writes:

Biden’s approval rating hovered in the low-to-mid-50s during his first six months in the White House. But the president’s numbers started sagging in August, in the wake of Biden’s much criticized handling of the turbulent U.S. exit from Afghanistan, and following a surge in COVID cases this summer among mainly unvaccinated people due to the spread of the highly infectious delta variant, as the nation continues to combat the coronavirus, the worst pandemic to strike the globe in a century. The plunge in the president’s approval was also compounded by the latest surge of migrants trying to cross into the U.S. along the southern border with Mexico.

Indeed, Quinnipiac’s poll, in particular, shows that Americans are not happy with Biden’s handling of the big issues. He has negative support, mostly double-digit negative support, in just about every area, including in his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, which continues to be his best area with 48 percent approval and 50 percent disapproval.

Looking forward

Fox noted in its report that, just as we saw during former President Donald Trump’s presidency, these poor poll results could translate into a poor performance by the Democrats in the upcoming 2022 midterm elections. Quinnipiac, among others, has found that, currently, American voters would prefer a generic Republican congressional ticket to a generic Democratic one.

This all signifies that the Democrats have serious cause for concern. Their days in control of the government may just be numbered.

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