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Another day, another poll showing Biden’s job approval number reaching another new low

by | May 20, 2022

By Dave Andrusko

The headline was brutally frank. “Poll: Biden’s approval ratings hit rock bottom.”  Here’s the lead which must have shocked pro-abortion Democrats:

President Biden’s approval rating dipped to the lowest point of his presidency in May, a new poll shows, with deepening pessimism emerging among members of his own Democratic Party.

Only 39% of U.S. adults approve of Biden’s performance as president, according to the poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Research, dipping from already negative ratings a month earlier.

Second in importance to Biden’s personal approval numbers is how optimistic (or not) the country is. The AP’s Nicholas Riccardi writes

Overall, only about 2 in 10 adults say the U.S. is heading in the right direction or the economy is good, both down from about 3 in 10 a month earlier. Those drops were concentrated among Democrats, with just 33% within the president’s party saying the country is headed in the right direction, down from 49% in April.

Biden’s numbers among Independents have cratered as well. But if he ever to emerge from the depths of sagging approval numbers, he can’t afford to lose any Democrats. However, according to the AP’s Nicholas Riccardi, 

Of particular concern for Biden ahead of the midterm elections, his approval among Democrats stands at 73%, a substantial drop since earlier in his presidency. In AP-NORC polls conducted in 2021, Biden’s approval rating among Democrats never dropped below 82%.

Comparing these results from what I wrote yesterday, the results of the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Research survey are not outliers. The Quinnipiac University survey found that Americans give President Joe Biden a negative 35 – 57 percent job approval rating with 7 percent not offering an opinion. In Quinnipiac’s previous national poll released on April 27, 2022, he received a negative 38 – 52 percent job approval rating with 10 percent not offering an opinion. 

So down and down and then down again. One other result from yesterday bears repeating:

President Biden’s approval rating among Hispanic Americans has plummeted to 26%, according to a Wednesday poll from Quinnipiac University.

Biden is less popular among Hispanics than any other demographic, including age and gender ,the poll found. The same Quinnipiac poll conducted last year put Hispanic support for Biden at 55%. …

Young Americans and White men also have low approvals for Biden, at 27% and 29% respectively.

On top of that Republicans are more motivated to vote. Quinnipiac asked:

Compared to past midterm elections, how motivated would you say you are to vote in this year’s midterm election; are you more motivated to vote than usual, less motivated, or are you just as motivated as usual? 

A total of 43% said more. Broken out by party, 56% of Republicans said more versus 46% of Democrats.                                                            

Grim news for Democrats all around with prospects for even worse numbers right around the corner.

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