Reuters show a new low of 40% approval.
U.S. President Joe Biden’s public approval rating fell to a new low of 40% this week, a clear warning sign for his Democratic Party as it seeks to retain control of Congress in the Nov. 8 election, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll.
The national poll, conducted on March 21 and 22, found that 54% of Americans disapprove of his job performance as the country struggles with high inflation and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has pushed geopolitical concerns to the fore.
Biden’s approval rating, down three percentage points from the prior week, mirrors that which his Republican predecessor, Donald Trump, received at this point in his presidency, as both stood at 40% in mid-March in their second year in office.
Trump’s approval rating sank as low as 33% in December 2017.
Meanwhile Selzer has him at 34% approval.
Biden’s approval ratings have dropped from 37% to 34%, with 89% of Republicans saying they disapprove of his performance, the poll shows.
AP has Biden at 43% approval.
Only about a quarter are very confident that the president has the ability to handle a crisis, promote U.S. standing in the world or effectively manage the U.S. military, though most have at least some confidence.
Fifty-six percent of Americans think Biden has not been tough enough on Russia, while 36% say his approach has been “about right.”
Even among members of his own party, Biden faces pressure to do more. The poll shows Democrats are closely divided over the president’s response, with 43% saying he hasn’t been tough enough. Somewhat more, 53%, say it’s been “about right.”
And then there is this:
48% say if the media had fully reported the story about Hunter Biden’s laptop before the 2020 election, it’s unlikely Joe Biden would have been elected president.
— Rasmussen Reports (@Rasmussen_Poll) March 24, 2022
That intel op certainly was successful in installing the most dim-witted President we’ve had in recent history.
Last week, the New York Times confirmed what we already knew all along, which is that Hunter Biden’s laptop was not only legitimate, but quite concerning. This story is made all the more frustrating considering that reporting from The New York Post was censored from social media, while Democrats dismissed it as a form of Russian propaganda, and mainstream media outlets, like taxpayer-funded NPR, refused to cover it. This conveniently took place weeks before the 2020 presidential election, and now Joe Biden is president.
As pollster Rich Baris offered last Thursday over Twitter, the censorship not only affected voter information on the story, but that “Censorship absolutely impacted votes.”
In the battleground states, between 72% to 75% reported to have heard about reports alleging pay-for-play corruption re: Joe Biden and his family.
In 2016, > 90% knew about reports re: pay-for-play corruption surrounding Hillary Clinton.
Censorship absolutely impacted votes. https://t.co/L12L0Rk29Q
— Rich "The People's Pundit" Baris (@Peoples_Pundit) March 17, 2022
Baris shared with Townhall polling data from the 2020 Public Polling Project they conducted for Inside The Numbers, as part of People’s Pundit Daily, a YouTube channel Baris has.
He also offered in a statement to Townhall that “Big tech censorship absolutely influenced the 2020 U.S. presidential election. People went to the polls and sent in their ballots without all of the information. As a result, millions of voters made an uninformed decision, and many of them would take it back if they had the option to do so.”
In Pennsylvania, a total of 74.4 percent of respondents had heard of the “Biden News Report,” which refers to the laptop story. Broken down by political affiliation, Independents, who were key in electing Biden, and who had favored former President Donald Trump in 2016 when he beat Hillary Clinton, were even less familiar with the news story, in that 70.8 percent had heard of it. And, while a higher amount of those who had already voted or were “certain” to vote had heard of the story, at 77 percent, far fewer “likely” voters, who had a likelihood greater than 50 percent, had heard of it, in that just 61.9 percent had.
Biden ended up carrying Pennsylvania 50 percent to former President Donald Trump’s 48.8 percent.
While the 2020 election took place on November 3, Decision Desk did not call Pennsylvania for Biden until November 6, with some waiting until November 7 to do so. There have been numerous lawsuits, including how the commonwealth counted mail-in ballots. As Katie reported in January, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court struck down the mail-in voting law. The state supreme court recently heard arguments in the case, as Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, vowed to appeal.
When it comes to Wisconsin, another key battleground state, a similar 75.5 percent had heard of the “Biden News report.” Again, Independents were the least likely by political affiliation to have heard of it, with just 68.8 percent having heard of the story.
This state was particularly close, as Biden won with 49.5 percent to Trump’s 48.8 percent. There were likewise lawsuits in Wisconsin, with Trump calling for a recount after the race was called for Biden on November 4.
Meanwhile some Dems are turning their back on the Great Nemesis of Cornpop:
Voters in key congressional battleground states are turning their backs on President Joe Biden and Democrats, angered about the souring economy and the party’s backhanded responses to their concerns about inflation.
A new poll commissioned by the GOP found that voters feel team Biden is both “out of touch” and “condescending,” traits that have led to a widening preference gap in the congressional midterm elections that favors Republicans.
“Battleground voters continue to hold Democrats responsible for the negative impact that record-high inflation, soaring crime, and the crisis along our southern border are having on their lives. Additionally, these voters overwhelmingly support Republicans who are focused on addressing these issues,” said the polling memo, which was written by three top national polling outfits for the National Republican Congressional Committee.
The poll holds significance, the NRCC said, because it surveyed voters in 77 battleground congressional districts that Biden won in 2020 by 5 and a half points.
And I’ll just leave this here:
Remarkably consistent for nearly 6 months now, ≤ 2% of Donald Trump's voters say they'd vote for Joe Biden in a rematch.
Equally remarkable and consistent is ≥ 8% of Biden voters saying they'd vote for Trump in a rematch.
— Rich "The People's Pundit" Baris (@Peoples_Pundit) March 24, 2022