Another mainstream pollster shows that Joe Biden’s job approval rating has plunged yet again, as voters increasingly turn against him due to numerous crises on his watch.
As reported by Fox News, the Monmouth University poll saw a mere 34% of respondents say that they approve of his performance as president thus far, with a staggering 61% disapproving. The issues on which Biden scored the lowest were inflation, with just 28% approving of his handling of it, and immigration, with 26%.
“The Biden administration keeps touting their infrastructure investments and a host of positive economic indicators. Those data points may be factual, but most Americans are still smarting from higher prices caused by post-pandemic inflation. This seems to be what’s driving public opinion,” said Patrick Murray, director of the Monmouth University Polling Institute. “There is political danger in pushing a message that basically tells people their take on their own situation is wrong.”
“There is certainly an element of partisanship in how people frame their own financial situation, which is based in part on who occupies the White House,” Murray noted. “But even a good chunk of Biden’s Democratic base wish he’d start paying more attention to their top priorities than he is now.”
Two weeks earlier, Biden’s approval rating was at 37% in a Wall Street Journal poll. Numerous other mainstream polls consistently show him trailing former President Donald Trump in a hypothetical rematch in November of next year, with Trump leading in both the national vote and numerous key swing states.
In addition to the core issues about which voters are most concerned, from the economy and immigration to the numerous foreign policy disasters on Biden’s watch, Biden’s handling of multiple progressive issues has seen traditionally left-wing voters turn away from him as well. Biden faces skyrocketing disapproval ratings from younger voters over his handling of the Israel crisis, student loan debt, abortion, and global warming, while black voters feel he has not done enough to reach out to them as president. Muslim voters are also turning against Biden over his support for Israel.
The Monmouth poll, conducted from November 30th to December 4th, consisted of a sample size of 803 American adults. The margin of error is approximately 4.8%.