Biden’s approval rating for economy and pandemic hits new low
His party controls the White House, as well as both houses of Congress. He chaired a vaccination program of unprecedented speed and expansion, in response to the coronavirus pandemic. He and his party have also passed major bills through Congress that, among other things, put hundreds of dollars in stimulus checks in Americans’ pockets and bank accounts. And yet – President Biden’s approval rating? It is now underwater, below 50%, both on its management of the economy as well as on the response to the pandemic.
Politicians like to brush this stuff off with that old duck on the only poll that matters being the election day poll. Nonetheless, the trend right now looks downright grim for Democrats, given that we are about to enter a year of midterm elections. We’ll dive into the numbers below.
Biden approval rating – a bunch of bad headlines
Biden’s coronavirus approval rating is now underwater for the first time. https://t.co/WN4bRjCrP2
– Jay Yarow (@jyarow) December 10, 2021
President Biden’s approval rating remains at 42%, tied at the lowest since taking office, in a new NPR / Marist poll. https://t.co/1t6GciOduQ
– NPR policy (@nprpolitics) December 9, 2021
“I think Biden’s approval rating needs to be back above 50 by November for Democrats to have a chance of retaining Congress,” said Dave Wasserman, discussing the issues Democrats face before. the mid-terms of 2022.https: //t.co/ CUYEMR8pyC
– MSNBC (@MSNBC) December 9, 2021
Biden approval rating slips below 50% with young Americans: poll https://t.co/89e2EBi6TR pic.twitter.com/yvrvy8bwlW
– The Hill (@thehill) December 1, 2021
The results of the latest CNBC All-America Economic Survey, which surveyed 800 Americans across the country, reveal, among other things:
- Biden’s approval rating on his response to the coronavirus is now underwater for the first time. He’s at 46% approval, with 48% disapproval.
- The approval of his management of the economy is an even worse story. The survey got it with just 37% approval, compared to 56% disapproval. Of course, issues like record inflation and supply chain grunts are undoubtedly partly to blame.
“The COVID (approval) number is actually, I think, the most important,” Micah Roberts, the Republican pollster for the investigation, told CNBC. “Much like COVID, so does the Biden presidency, and it really turns out to be very true.”
The disapproval has manifested itself this year in the form of things like the Let’s Go Brandon movement among conservatives. Which reused a mistake made by an on-air reporter, turning it into an anti-Biden rallying cry (which also spawned a few hit songs on iTunes). And this movement is not slowing down. A Let’s Go Brandon store has even opened in Massachusetts in recent days.
As bad as it all sounds for the president, things look even worse for Congressional Democrats based on the latest polls.
When asked which party they would prefer to control Congress? Republicans ended up with a 10% gain over Democrats (44% to 34%). This is the first time in the past 20 years that CNBC and NBC surveys have identified a double-digit voter preference for Republican control of Congress.
Similarly, 41% of survey respondents said they think the economy is going worse Next year. And as if all that wasn’t enough, Democrats are also falling out of favor in the poll results when it comes to the top issues voters face, according to voters. These issues are inflation, followed by the pandemic, then immigration, crime and climate change.
To illustrate the impact of inflation, Dollar Tree recently announced that the discount chain store is continuously raising the prices of most of its products to over $ 1. It comes as US inflation recently hit its highest rate in 31 years, with prices rising sharply for a wide range of consumer goods and services.