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Survey: Biden Falls To Lowest Approval Rating Of Presidency

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A new poll is devastating news for the White House amid an effort to turn around President Joe Biden’s flagging approval ratings as more Americans face economic headwinds and former President Donald Trump surges.

As reported by Breitbart News, the latest TIPP poll found that Biden’s approval rating had tanked to just 33 percent, a 6-point drop from the same survey taken in early November. It’s a new low for the aging commander-in-chief.

His disapproval now sits at 55 percent, reflecting a three-point increase over the same time frame, Breitbart noted.

The poll found that 19 percent of Democrats disapprove of Biden’s job performance, while, not surprisingly, some 86 percent of Republicans disapprove. And, 25 percent of liberals and 56 percent of moderates also disapprove of Biden.

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“Biden also sees dismal ratings on the economy, as 55 percent, overall, view the economy as poor or failing. Most independents, 63 percent, feel the same way. Another 56 percent overall view Biden’s handling of immigration and border security as poor or failing, and 54 percent are unhappy with his handling of crime. That includes a majority of independents as well,” Breitbart reported.

That’s not the only bad news Biden got this week.

An extensive new poll commissioned by The Wall Street Journal noted that in a hypothetical match-up as of now, Trump leads Biden 47-43 percent, but the margin grows to 6 points – 37-31 percent – when a bevy of third-party candidates’ names is added to the mix.

“Biden’s political standing is at its weakest point of his presidency, a new Wall Street Journal poll finds, with voters giving him his lowest job-performance marks and favoring Donald Trump for the first time in a head-to-head test of the likely 2024 presidential matchup,” the outlet reported.

Third-party candidates “take a combined 17% support, with Democrat-turned-independent Robert F. Kennedy Jr. drawing the most, at 8%,” the outlet added.

The new survey reveals widespread dissatisfaction with Biden, particularly among Democratic-leaning groups who may still support the president on Election Day. Only 23% of voters believe that Biden’s policies have personally benefited them, while 53% feel they have been adversely affected by the president’s agenda. In contrast, about half of voters believe Trump’s policies during his presidency personally helped them versus 37% who claim they were harmed.

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Approval of Biden’s job performance has reached a low of 37% in Journal polling during his presidency, with 61% viewing his overall image unfavorably, a record high. “Bidenomics,” the president’s signature economic platform, is perceived favorably by fewer than 30% of voters and unfavorably by more than half.

“Things were thriving under Trump. This country is a business and it needs to be run by a businessman,” Aimee Kozlowski, 53, of Goffstown, N.H., a Republican who plans to vote for the former president, told the outlet.

She mentioned that her competitive gymnastics facility has been adversely affected as parents seek to reduce costs due to inflation. While she has offered some discounts, she is grappling with her own increased expenses, the WSJ reported.

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Some segments of Biden’s 2020 coalition remain uncommitted at the moment but could potentially swing back in his favor by Election Day. Pollster Tony Fabrizio, a Republican who conducted the Journal survey alongside Democrat Michael Bocian, is closely monitoring the 24% of voters he categorizes as “disaffected Democrats.”

The group consists of Democrats who believe inflation, their personal finances, or the country overall is heading in the wrong direction. Among these voters, 16% are undecided on their presidential vote, and 7% are currently supporting Trump, the Journal noted further.

The “disaffected Democrats” are just one segment of a much larger group that harbors a negative outlook on the economy. This pessimism contrasts with several recent indicators of economic strength, including a surge in gross domestic product, a moderation in inflation, and an unemployment rate that reached its lowest point since 1969 earlier this year.

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