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Biden’s dreadful marks for his handling of the economy and inflation are even lower than his personal approval ratings 

by | Apr 12, 2022

By Dave Andrusko

Polls published over the weekend by CBS and ABC present ominous findings for Democrats in general, President Biden in particular. According to Hotair’s Ed Morrissey

Two new polls from major media outlets paint Joe Biden as a millstone around Democrats’ necks, but one demonstrates just how heavy that anchor will be. Both CBS and ABC came out with new numbers over the weekend, and both show Biden still in decline. The CBS/YouGov poll puts Biden’s job approval at 42%, the lowest in this series, but it shows Biden much farther underwater on the issues that will matter in November.

Before we move to “the issues that a will matter this November,” let’s not ignore Biden with his lowest job approval yet—42%. The number has trickled down from 50% in the CBS/YouGov poll in August to 44% in January to 42% in April.

Writing for The Hill Mychael Schnell summarizes the downward arc:

Biden’s approval rating has been on a downward trend since around the summer, according to FiveThirtyEight’s tracker. His approval rating remained around 53 percent during his first six months in office before it started falling.

Biden’s number on his stewardship of the economy (37%) and inflation (31%) are even lower than his personal approval number.

Put those figures together and it is no surprise that there is a gigantic enthusiasm gap. ABC reports that

With the elections seven months away, just under 2 in 3 Americans (63%) are very (39%) or somewhat (24%) enthusiastic about voting.

The poll found greater enthusiasm among Republicans, with 55% saying they are “very enthusiastic” about voting compared to only 35% of Democrats — setting the stage for a challenging election year for Democrats, who will need to increase the intensity on their side of the aisle. On the opposite end, more Democrats (13%) say they are “not enthusiastic at all” about voting in the November elections compared to Republicans (5%).

Rub your eyes and you’re find you are not dreaming. That’s a twenty-point enthusiasm gap!

And, if that wasn’t bad enough for President Biden, according to Rasmussen Reports, a dismal figure of only 30% of Likely Voters believe the country is heading in the right direction!

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