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President Joe Biden has yet again turned in his lowest ever approval rating in a poll conducted by Quinnipiac.
The new poll found that Biden’s approval rating plummeted to 33% in January, April, and now June.
Biden’s overall rating is getting weighed down by Independent voters, with only 21% saying they approved of Biden’s performance in office compared to 66% of them that disapprove.
“Biden’s low approval among independents is hurting his approval rating in important swing states, where Democrats are looking to block Republicans from regaining the House in November. According to Biden’s approval numbers, Democrats will have a tough time convincing voters the Democrat Party is not responsible for inflation, high prices, and the southern border invasion,” Breitbart reported.
Below are Biden’s approval/disapproval ratings in several key states:
–New Hampshire: 36/53
–New Mexico: 36/52
–New Jersey: 39/50
Since Democrats assumed control of all three branches of government a year and a half ago, the nation has suffered from record-high gas prices, 40-year-high inflation, and a record-setting southern border invasion.
QUINNIPIAC POLL: Biden’s approval rating has fallen to 33% as Americans are spending $460 extra a month. pic.twitter.com/pQCaJd9jnq
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) June 13, 2022
Democratic lawmakers already nervous about the November midterms are growing increasingly fed-up with Biden as major issues including inflation, soaring gas prices, a baby formula shortage, and a tumultuous southern border continue to go unresolved.
The most recent problem — the baby formula shortage — has demonstrated to many Democrats that the administration is flat-footed and unresponsive to issues that White House officials should have seen coming and been prepared for.
“It’s really simple: ‘Be the f—ing president!” one Democratic strategist who is frustrated and lashed out at the administration told the outlet. “I realize it’s tough and you’re drinking out of a fire hose every single day, but there are things you can do to control the public perception and they haven’t done any of that.”
Democratic strategist Christy Setzer, meanwhile, told The Hill that the White House has demonstrated naivete in recent months in trying to control messaging, giving Republicans the upper hand.
“It may come down to not understanding what they’re up against — both the media environment and today’s GOP,” Setzer said.
“Biden did speak out on guns, on baby formula, on inflation … but the traditional tactics aren’t breaking through, and it doesn’t seem as though they’re taking in that information, re-trenching, and trying new approaches when it’s falling flat,” she added.
Biden’s polling numbers began to fall last August, around the time he withdrew the last military forces out of Afghanistan after 20 years of war. The chaotic and deadly U.S. exit, marked by the Taliban’s swift and sudden takeover of Kabul, was labeled by both Democrats and Republicans as poorly executed. It was compounded by a terrorist bombing that took the lives of 13 American service members.
Biden hasn’t recovered since.
Most polls have Biden’s approval rating stuck in the low 40s. A Reuters-Ipsos poll released last week showed that Biden’s approval rating had jumped up 6 points to 42 percent from a record low the previous week.
Other approval surveys have Biden polling in the mid-to-upper 30s, and worse than that on specific issues like inflation and gas prices.
“Part of competence and good management is setting up a system that to the greatest extent possible — it’s never perfect — to the greatest extent possible enables you to get ahead of events,” William Galston, chairman of the governance studies program at the Brookings Institution, said. “The name of the game is to avoid unforced errors.”
“Biden is frustrated. If it’s not one thing, it’s another,” a person close to the president told NBC News late last month.
Several sources who spoke to the outlet said Biden’s rising anger and resentment appear to be having an effect on the Democratic Party, with individual members warring among themselves and pointing fingers at his administration’s failures to make progress on a number of key issues as hurting their chances to maintain congressional control in the fall.