A somber landscape surrounds Democrats ahead of the midterm elections as President Joe Biden’s rating approval drops to an all-time low record even in a left-lean survey.
Polling data released on Sunday, Nov. 8, from USA TODAY/the University of Suffolk disclosed that approval ratings for President Joe Biden have plummeted to a staggering low of just 37.8%.
Meanwhile, 59% of the surveyed said they disapprove of the president, and 3.2% said they are undecided.
The survey shows that nearly half of those surveyed, 45.9%, said Biden had done a worse job as president than they expected, while 41.8% said he had done as expected, and only 9.7% said he had done a better job.
U.S. voters are giving President Biden bad marks of his presidency when it comes to handling the COVID-19 pandemic, the economy, immigration, climate change, and foreign policy.
Regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, 43.3% of Americans approve of Biden’s handling, while 50% disapprove.
In handling the economy, 30.5% of voters think the president is doing a good job, while 60.2% disagree with how he is doing.
These criteria have impacted Biden’s chances of being re-elected if he decides to run again in 2024. Nearly two-thirds of Americans, 63.7%, said they do not want Biden to run for a second term, a figure that includes 28% of Democrats.
By contrast, the number of people who support former President Donald Trump’s re-election in 2024 is almost as high, at 58.4%.
Answering the question, “If the presidential election were today, and it was a rematch between Joe Biden and Donald Trump, which one would you vote for—Biden, Trump, or a third-party candidate?” 39.7% said they would vote for Biden, 43.6% said they support Trump, and 11.1% said they intend to vote for a third-party candidate.
The survey indicates that Vice President Kamala Harris’ approval rating is just 28%—even worse than Biden’s. More than half of voters, 51%, disapproved of what she was doing.
Regarding Congress, where the Democrats are controlling, the survey shows that 75.4% of voters disapprove of the job they are is doing in Washington, while 12.4% approve.
“The survey illuminates the size of the hole Democrats need to dig out of as they look toward the elections in one year—on Nov. 8, 2022—that will determine control of Congress and shape the second two years of Biden’s term,” USA Today noted.