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Quinnipiac University poll finds Biden job approval at 33%

by | Apr 15, 2022

By Dave Andrusko

“Upon winning office, Biden promptly ignored the ‘Biden coalition’ that got him elected, and tried to become the second coming of LBJ.” Matt Lewis

For the last NRL News Today of the week, let’s take a look at what the headline to Matt Lewis’s Daily Beast column: “Biden and Democrats Should Be Absolutely Terrified by New Poll Numbers” reveals.

There are a plethora of data to choose from, so we will limit our discussion to the two most eye-opening of the result.

No one would ever accuse the Quinnipiac University poll of a pro-Republican bias. So consider

While 33 percent of Americans approve of the way President Biden is handling his job, 54 percent disapprove with 13 percent not offering an opinion. Biden’s 33 percent job approval ties the low that he received in a Quinnipiac University poll on January 12, 2022 when his job approval rating was a negative 33 – 53 percent.

In today’s poll, Democrats approve (76 – 12 percent) of Biden’s job performance, while independents disapprove (56 – 26 percent) and Republicans disapprove (94 – 3 percent).

Did you catch that? 33 percent approval for President Biden. And 26 percent approval among Independents. Yikes.

Lewis breaks the figures out:

Biden is polling at a dismal 24 percent approval among Hispanics (with 54 percent disapproving). And while his numbers among African-Americans are still above water at 63 percent, his numbers have fallen almost 20 percentage points since last April.

This poll may constitute a new low, but it’s no flukey outlier. The trends are clear. NBC News recently compared polling from 2018 (a great midterm year for Dems) with its own 2022 polling—and college-educated women are the only cohort that has become bluer. (Conversely, NBC News found a “pronounced [Republican] shift among men of 20 points,” as Steve Kornacki noted.)

Good news for defenders of unborn babies, decidedly bad news for pro-abortion Democrats.

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