Biden cannot get a hold of American Approval
Voters say gas prices, economy will dictate midterm election votes...
Undoubtedly, President Biden has had a horrible time trying to gain the acceptance of the American people. Even those who voted for him are now scratching their head thinking “What the heck?” In all honesty, I feel a sense of sadness for him as he entered office at such an uncertain time. If there is one thing we can take away: We are all still here!
However, with the massive amounts of disapproval comes the magnified disapproval. Many Americans are deeply disapproving of Biden’s handling of the economy, gas prices, and inflation which is currently running at 40-year highs. Americans are also saying those three issues will dictate how they vote in the midterm and this can mean trouble for Democrats trying to maintain control of Congress.
In a poll released over the weekend by ABC News and Ipsos Polls, nearly 83% of Americans cite the economy as an extremely important issue in determining how they will vote in November. 80% say inflation and 74% have said gas prices are important factors as well.
Biden’s response to the economy has an approval rating of just 37% and more specifically 28% approve of his handling of inflation and 27% approve of his handling of gas prices. Among his own peers (Democrats), Biden manages approval of 56% on inflation and 51% on gas. These individuals may just be super loyal or delusional - I will let you decide.
Republicans also hold an advantage in their motivation to vote. 57% of Republicans say they’re very enthusiastic to hit the polls compared to an unmotivated 44% of Democrats. Biden does get one positive approval rating, however, and that is his response to the Covid pandemic with 56% of respondents approving and 43% disapproving.
Biden remains losing on various topics outside of inflation, gas, and the economy (they are repeated, but calm down):
Crime: 61% to 38%
Russia/Ukraine War: 52% to 46%
Climate Change: 55% to 43%
Abortion: 58% to 41%
Economic Recovery: 61% to 37%
Gas Prices: 72% to 27%
Inflation: 71% to 28%
When respondents were asked which single issue is the most important for November, they claimed inflation (21%), the economy (19%), gun violence (17%), and abortion (12%). In the single digit categories were gas prices (8%), immigration (6%), climate change (5%), crime (3%), Covid (2%), and Russia and taxes tied (1%).
542 adults were surveyed between June 3rd and 4th with a plus/minus of 4.8 percentage points margin of error.