A new Reuters poll suggests Biden’s approval rating has dropped to 36% this week, the lowest of his presidency so far
Joe Biden’s popularity with U.S. voters continues to decline, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Tuesday, which found just 36% of those polled view his presidency favorably. This is the lowest score since he took office.
The poll, which collected responses from a total of 1,005 adults, including 456 Democrats and 358 Republicans, suggests more than half of Americans (59%) are unhappy with Biden’s performance as president. The approval rating of 36% was down 6 percentage points in just one week from the previous reading of 42%.
Even Biden’s popularity among fellow Democrats appears to be waning, as his approval rating within his own party fell from 76% last week to 72% in the new survey.
Meanwhile, another survey, conducted by Gallup from May 2-22 and also released on Tuesday, found that 83% of Americans believe the United States has gone in the wrong direction, citing record inflation, formula shortages babies, record gas prices and mass shootings.
Moreover, the Gallup poll found that even Democrats are growing increasingly frustrated with the way things are going, with satisfaction dropping 14 points since April to just 24%, hitting its lowest point in the presidency. of Biden.
Such low confidence in Biden’s performance and growing congressional unpopularity — 77% of those polled said they disapprove of the job he’s doing — could end up causing problems for the president and his Democratic Party in the upcoming election. mid-term in November.
“With less than six months to go until the midterm elections, the public mood is sour, with few Americans happy with the country’s direction and approving of Congress, leaving the Democratic majority in Congress extremely vulnerable,” Gallup said, adding that Biden’s approval rating was particularly low among independents and fell far short of the level required for a president to avoid major midterm losses in Congress.
Democrats currently hold wafer-thin majority control of the US Senate and House. However, unless they find a way to boost public confidence and provide solutions to the many problems facing ordinary Americans, the party could end up losing at least one chamber to Republicans if the polls indicate how people intend to vote in Midterm 2022.
“The likelihood of a dramatic economic turnaround before November’s congressional elections appears slim, putting pressure on Democrats to persuade voters to keep them in power despite the country’s current struggles,” he added. . concluded the Gallup pollsters.