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Biden’s approval ratings sink to 33%

by | Jan 13, 2022

By Dave Andrusko

Buried in the latest Quinnipiac poll on page three is an acknowledgement that at 33%, President Biden’s approval ratings have hit an all-time low.

“President Biden’s job approval rating has tumbled to 33 percent in the latest Quinnipiac University poll, a whopping 17 percentage-point drop​ from February,” writes Brett Samuels. According to the poll of 1,313 adults, “Americans give President Joe Biden a negative 33 – 53 percent job approval rating, while 13 percent did not offer an opinion. “

In a tweet, CNN’s Ryan Struck tracks the relentless downward spiral: “President Biden’s overall approval rating in the last seven Quinnipiac polls: 49%, 46%, 42%, 38%, 37%, 36%, 33%.”

President Biden’s job approval  numbers have sunk among  all political categories: Democrats (75%, down from 87% in November),  Republicans (2%), and, most devastating, Independents (25%).

Biden’s falling approval ratings are taking his party down with him. “In the generic congressional ballot, 43% of American adults said they want to see Republicans in control of Congress compared to 42% who said they prefer Democrats,” USA Today’s Joey Garrison  reported.

According to the Real Clear Politics average of polls, 42% of Americans approve of Biden’s job performance and 53% disapprove.”

The New York Post’s Mark Moore noted that Biden’s numbers are down on every metric. “Biden also received failing marks for his handling of the economy (34 percent approve, 57 percent disapprove), the pandemic (39 percent approve, 55 percent approve) and foreign policy (35 percent approve, 54 percent disapprove),” he wrote.

A poll taken for CNBC last week found  Biden scores worse on personal favorability: 38/56.

Ed Morrissey writes, “Even worse for Biden, there isn’t a policy area in which he doesn’t get majority disapproval. In several areas, as you’ll see, Biden gets majorities who strongly disapprove of his performance.” 

The picture these numbers paint for the elections this fall are grim. 

“While the president’s party typically loses seats in Congress during a first-term election, present polling about Biden and Democrats suggest they could face a rout in November,” Thomas Franck writes.

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