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Biden’s approval number tumble to 40%, lowest ever, and a 13 point decrease since April 2021

by | Mar 28, 2022

By Dave Andrusko

A poll released Sunday suggests “that President Biden and Democrats are headed for a catastrophic election,” according to Republican pollster Bill McInturff of Public Opinions Strategy, who conducted the survey with Democratic pollster Jeff Horwitt of Hart Research Associates. 

President Biden’s approval ratings sank to 40%, his lowest number  since coming into office and a “dramatic 13 percentage-point drop from April 2021,” according to Mark Moore of the New York Post. The number who disapproval “has increased by one percentage point to 55%,” Mark Murray of NBC News reports. 

Biden approval numbers have dropped “across the board.”

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). 

McInturff, the GOP pollster, said You cannot get down to the low 40s in presidential approval unless you have strained your own base.” He added, “Seventy-one percent of Americans said they believe the nation is headed on the wrong track, compared to 22 percent who said they believe it’s headed in the right direction, which is unchanged from January’s poll.”

With the midterms  elections just over 7 months away, “the NBC News poll found 46 percent of registered voters preferring a Republican-controlled Congress, compared to 44 percent who said they want Democrats in charge,” Murray reported. “The 2-point GOP lead — within the poll’s margin of error — is the first the Republicans have held on this question since 2014.”

Other surveys have found a more robust Republican advantage.

The poll was conducted March 18-22.

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