By Dave Andrusko
Not a good look for pro-abortion President Joe Biden as measured by the latest in a series of increasingly negative Gallup polls. Megan Breman writes.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Joe Biden’s job approval rating among Democrats has tumbled 11 percentage points in the past month to 75%, the worst reading of his presidency from his own party. This drop has pushed his overall approval rating down four points to 37%, matching his personal low. …
After ranging from 49% to 57% during the first eight months of his presidency, Biden’s approval rating has been mired in the low 40s for much of the past two years. Including the latest 37% job rating and an identical reading in April, Biden’s approval has fallen below 40% four times in the 33 readings Gallup has taken since he took office. …
Meanwhile, Biden’s approval rating from Republicans has been consistently low and in the single digits for more than two years, while his rating from independents has been more variable but generally weak since July 2021.
And a number which probably angered and deflated the Biden team…
Democrats’ current rating of Biden is four points lower than Republicans’ lowest rating of Donald Trump during his presidency.
Actually a disastrous month might be more accurate.
What to make of these numbers? The Hill’s Jared Gans talked with Dave Wasserman of the Cook Political Report.
“[F]ast forward to 2024 with tied national polls, 40% Biden approval, equally dismal Biden/Trump favorability, more economic pessimism, growing migrant/[international] crises and the potential for [Robert F. Kennedy Jr.] [Cornel West] to double Jill Stein’s pull on campuses, etc.” Wasserman said. “Biden is in absolutely dire shape.”
Gans focused on a string of recent polls to buttress his point that the Biden/Trump race is “neck and neck”:
The former president led Biden by 2 points in a national Emerson College poll released Friday and by 4 points in a Bloomberg/Morning Consult poll from Thursday of seven key swing states that will most likely decide the outcome of the 2024 race, including Arizona, Georgia, North Carolina, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.
Another Emerson poll out of Pennsylvania, released earlier this month, found Trump with a 9 point lead over the president.
Biden has meanwhile been dogged by approval ratings that have remained around the low 40s, much like Trump’s in the lead-up to the 2020 election.
Gans argues that “The root of Democratic despair isn’t that the president is failing at the job.” It’s that even his apparent successes aren’t doing anything to improve his numbers. His chances at a second term increasingly feel like a pure dice-roll on whether Americans hate Trump so much that they’d rather reelect a geriatric incumbent whom they no longer deem fit for the job.”