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On eve of the SOTU address, Biden’s job approval numbers in the 30s

by | Feb 28, 2022

By Dave Andrusko

On the eve of President Biden’s first State of the Union (SOTU) address, a plethora of recent polls show him with all-time low job approval numbers: “38 percent, according to a new Harvard CAPS-Harris Poll survey released exclusively to The Hill on Friday. How about the NPR/PBS/Marist poll?

But those were taken last week. Any change in the latest polls? USA Today/Suffolk tracked Biden’s job approval at 39%. 

The Washington Post/ ABC News found only 37% approve of his job performance “with 55% disapproving,” Gary Langer reported. “That includes just 30% approval among political independents and 10% from Republicans. Even in his own party, nearly a quarter of Democrats either disapprove of Biden (19%) or are withholding judgment (4%).”

In a nutshell, “These are sort of rock-bottom numbers,” said Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist Institute for Public Opinion, which conducted the NPR/PBS/Marist poll. “It’s about as low as you’re going to see him [Biden].”

(That’s yet to be determined.)

Finally, that same poll asked about the first-year grade for the Biden administration. “In all, 56% said Biden’s first year in office was a failure, versus just 39% who said it was a success,” Domenico Montanaro wrote.

 “What’s more, 54% said he’s not fulfilling his campaign promises, and 52% said he has done more to divide the country than unite it, despite uniting the country being a pillar of Biden’s 2020 presidential run,” John Sexton explained.

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