According to a recent poll by The Washington Post and ABC News, President Biden is facing challenges in garnering approval from a skeptical public. Dissatisfaction is growing over his management of the economy and immigration, with an increasing number of people believing that the United States is excessively involved in supporting Ukraine in its conflict with Russia. Furthermore, there are widespread concerns about his age as he seeks a second term.
Biden and former president Donald Trump seem to be on track for a rematch of their 2020 contest, although more than 3 in 5 Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents express a preference for a different nominee. However, Biden’s advisers assert that he is the strongest Democrat for the 2024 election. Those who desire an alternative candidate do not agree on a consensus choice, with 8 percent mentioning Vice President Harris, 8 percent mentioning Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), and 20 percent indicating a preference for “just someone else.”
The Post-ABC poll shows Biden trailing Trump by 10 percentage points at this early stage in the election cycle, although the sizable margin of Trump’s lead in this survey is significantly at odds with other public polls that show the general election contest a virtual dead heat. The difference between this poll and others, as well as the unusual makeup of Trump’s and Biden’s coalitions in this survey, suggest it is probably an outlier.
Biden and former president Donald Trump appear headed for a rematch of their 2020 contest, although more than 3 in 5 Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents say they would prefer a nominee other than the president. But Biden’s advisers have argued that he is the strongest Democrat for 2024 and those who wish for someone else share no consensus on who that should be, with 8 percent naming Vice President Harris, 8 percent naming Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and 20 percent saying they prefer “just someone else.”
According to the Post-ABC poll, Biden currently trails Trump by a substantial 10 percentage points in the early stages of the election cycle. However, it’s important to note that the significant margin of Trump’s lead in this particular survey contradicts other public polls, which indicate a much closer general election race. The disparities between this poll and others, as well as the unique composition of Trump’s and Biden’s coalitions in this survey, suggest that it is likely an outlier.
As House Republicans initiate an impeachment inquiry targeting Biden 58 percent of Americans believe that Biden is being held accountable under the law, just like any other president. However, 32 percent feel that he is unfairly being victimized by his political opponents.
President Biden’s approval rating currently stands at 37 percent, which is similar to the rating recorded in May but slightly lower than the 42 percent approval he received back in February. According to the Post-ABC poll, 56 percent of Americans express disapproval of Biden, aligning with the findings of other recent polls.
Here’s where the poll really kicks Biden in the teeth.
The poll also inquired about people’s retrospective assessment of how well Trump performed his duties as president. The findings revealed that 48 percent approved of his job performance, while 49 percent disapproved. Notably, this 48 percent approval rating represents a significant improvement of 10 points since he left office in January 2021, surpassing the majority of his presidency.
That’s almost 10 points higher than Biden.
Biden has been actively promoting his economic record, referring to it as “Bidenomics”, and highlighting low unemployment, infrastructure spending, and investment in climate change initiatives as signs of success. However, concerns about inflation persist, and according to the Post-ABC survey, his approval rating for handling the economy has dropped to its lowest point of his presidency, standing at 30 percent.
In general, about three-quarters of Americans believe that the state of the economy is either not so good or poor. Despite the unemployment rate remaining below 4 percent for over a year, 57 percent of Americans maintain a negative perception of it. Moreover, there are even more unfavorable ratings for gas or energy prices, with 87 percent of respondents considering them to be not so good or poor, particularly due to recent increases. Similarly, food prices receive a negative rating from 91 percent of respondents.
When asked about President Biden’s management of the immigration situation at the U.S.-Mexico border, only 23 percent expressed approval, while a majority of 62 percent expressed disapproval. This marks a slight decline from the 28 percent approval and 59 percent disapproval recorded in February.
Remember folks, from a Democrat’s perspective Trump was an idiot. Surely even a man like Biden could handle the basics, after all the “adults are in charge.”
Nope, Biden has run the country into the ground.