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President Joe Biden may have started his presidency on a high note after being inaugurated, but a little more than a year later, it has essentially collapsed amid a laundry list of escalating problems.
Beginning in the days following the deadly, chaotic U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, Biden’s approval ratings have taken hit after hit and have never rebounded. Between that foreign policy disaster and a raft of domestic issues including higher gas, food, and energy prices along with a still-struggling supply chain deficit, Biden’s approval has fallen so low some analysts might conclude he is approaching impeachment levels.
And now, Biden is dealing with a Russian invasion of Ukraine
Newsmax has more:
Voters have more trust in Republicans than Democrats as President Joe Biden’s approval rating sinks to a staggering 37%, a Washington Post-ABC News poll showed Sunday.
The survey ahead of Biden’s State of the Union address Tuesday showed the president with a 37% job approval, with 55% disapproving.
It also found 50% of registered voters saying they’d prefer Republicans to be in control of Congress, while 40% prefer Democrats — with 49% saying they’ll support a GOP candidate in the midterm elections and 42% saying they’ll go for the Democratic candidate.
Ahead of the 2018 midterms, when Republicans lost ground including control of the House, Democrats had a seven-point advantage.
Per Newsmax, here are more of the survey’s findings, little of which is good news for Biden or his Democratic Party:
- 47% disapprove of the way Biden has managed the international crisis sparked by the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
- 37% approve of Biden’s handling of the economy, while 58% disapprove.
- 44% approve of his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic while 50% disapprove.
- 75% rate the economy negatively, with 39% saying the economy is in “poor” shape.
- 54% say the economy has gotten worse since Biden took office, compared with 17% who say it’s gotten better and 27% who say it’s stayed the same since he was elected.
- 50% say Biden bears a “good deal” or a “great amount” of the blame for the 40-year high inflation rate, while 48 % say he bears “not much” or no blame at all.
- 59% say Biden is not a strong leader, compared with 36% who say he is; among independents 65% say he’s not a strong.
- 54% say they do not think Biden has the mental sharpness it takes to serve as president, while 40% say he does. Among independents, 59% give a negative assessment of his mental sharpness.
- 46% of adults identify or lean Republican; 43% identify as Democrats.
- 54% say they trust the GOP on the economy compared with 35% who trust Democrats.
- 43% trust Democrats on the pandemic compared with 37% who trust Republicans on the issue.
- 44% trust Democrats on education issues compared with 41% who trust Republicans.
Earlier this month, Biden’s approval sank below 40 percent in the RealClearPolitics average of polls.
According to Fox News, a new average of polls show Biden’s approval rating beneath 40 percent for the first time since he took office in January 2021.
“A Real Clear Politics average of all the most recent national surveys measuring Biden’s standing put the president’s approval at 39% and his disapproval at 54%,” the news network reported:
Biden continues to take heat from Americans over rising gas prices, leading his own party to introduce a proposal to temporarily suspend the federal gas tax in order to help blunt the financial pain of surging prices at the pump.
Other costs, including energy bills, are also having an impact on Americans. New York residents say their bills have doubled in the latest wrinkle to red-hot inflation.
While American wage earners saw their take-home pay rise the most in 40 years during former President Donald Trump’s term, thanks to a booming job market and his signature tax cuts, those wage increases have been wiped out thanks to continually rising prices.