A new poll released by NBC shows how Joe Biden’s approval rating amongst the American people keep falling in his second year in the White House. The rating fell to a new low of 40% this week.
A total of 71% of respondents to the poll said they believe the country is “off on the wrong track.”
The said poll that was surveyed 1,000 adults, 790 of whom were registered voters, was conducted by Republican pollster Bill McInturff of Public Opinions Strategy and Democratic pollster Jeff Horwitt of Hart Research Associates. While the 3.1% margin was an error among all respondents.
McInturff told NBC News, “What this poll says is that President Biden and Democrats are headed for a catastrophic election.”
The Real Clear Politics polling also shows that Biden’s approval rating only has an average of 41.1% while his disapproval rating is 53.2%.
Horwitt observed that Biden’s rating might have some positives in the poll for Biden and the Democrats; the war in Ukraine contribution has not done much to boost support for the president:
The survey does have some silver linings for Biden and Democrats, including an increase in those who said they approve of his handling of the coronavirus pandemic. In addition, nearly 80 percent of Americans said they agree with Biden’s decision to ban Russian oil imports, even if it means higher gas prices.
But what stands out in the poll is that the public hasn’t yet rallied around Biden as a result of the war in Ukraine, said Horwitt, the Democratic pollster.
“One thing that has not happened — at least yet — is a rally-around-the-flag reaction with Joe Biden’s job rating increasing. The potential for that to occur could still happen if America becomes more directly involved, but at this stage it is not there.”
According to McInturff Biden’s poor poll rate only proved how Biden lose favor among his base:
The erosion in Biden’s approval rating has been across the board among key demographic groups, including Black respondents (from 64 percent approve in January to 62 percent now), women (from 51 percent approve to 44 percent), Latinos (from 48 percent to 39 percent) and independents (36 percent to 32 percent).
“You cannot get down to the low 40s in presidential approval unless you have strained your own base,” said McInturff, the GOP pollster.
The Washington Free Beacon report also stated how Biden’s poor job performance reflects around the country like the solidly-Democratic California:
According to a Public Policy Institute of California poll released Thursday, just 46 percent of likely California voters approve of Biden, while 51 percent disapprove. Those numbers mark a 19-point skid in just one year—a 2021 poll from the same group showed Biden with the support of 65 percent of likely voters in the Golden State. Biden won the support of roughly 60 percent of California voters in 2020.