In a development that arguably poses a far greater threat to his tenure in office than his recent COVID-19 diagnosis, President Joe Biden has just seen his approval rating hit a new record low, judging by new polling, as the Daily Caller reports.
The most recent Quinnipiac University national poll of adults released this week shows that Biden now has a dismal approval rating of just 31%, the lowest of his presidency to date, dire news indeed for an administration seen to be floundering in a wide range of issue areas.
The survey put Biden’s disapproval rate at a staggering 60%, something sure to send warning signals as the November midterm elections approach and control of Congress for the remainder of his current term hangs in the balance.
Within the Quinnipiac poll were additional findings of note, namely that just 29% of white voters currently approve of the president’s job performance, along with 23% of independents, 21% of voters in the 18-34 age demographic, and 19% of Latino voters who feel the same, as NBC News noted.
A whopping 94% of Republican respondents expressed disapproval with Biden’s performance as commander in chief, as did 67% of those who identified as independents.
While Biden did register the approval of 71% of voters within his own party and of 61% of Black respondents, both of those figures far fall below where a “politically healthy” Democrat president would normally be, according to NBC News.
When respondents were asked to assess Biden’s performance on specific issues of the day, the president garnered the most approval with regard to his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and the conflict in Ukraine, but also the most significant disapproval on his response to gun violence and worsening economic woes.
Beyond the immediate bad news for Biden is the fact that those surveyed were also asked their thoughts on whether the president should seek a second term, as he has repeatedly indicated his intention of doing.
A mere 24% of all respondents said Biden should run again in 2024, with only 40% of Democrats expressing their belief that he ought to mount another campaign, further underscoring the seemingly intractable – and entirely foreseeable – dilemma liberals created for themselves by anointing an aging pol in unmistakable cognitive decline and a clearly not-ready-for-prime-time Kamala Harris as the party’s presumptive heir apparent back in 2020.