The Democratic Party appears to be suffering from popular dissatisfaction of President Joe Biden, and the president has scored in some surveys as even less favorable than former President Donald Trump, with the midterm elections just three weeks away and the 2024 presidential race already on the horizon.
Many Americans disapprove of Biden’s presidency and intend to vote Republican in November, according to a New York Times/Siena College poll, the Times reported on Monday.
According to the Times, the polling indicated that Biden had a 39 percent net approval rating and a 58 percent net disapproval rating.
Only 18% of potential voters gave Biden their strongest approval, while 45% disapproved.
And it appears that Republican candidates are benefited by this.
“The poll showed that 45 percent of likely voters strongly disapproved of the job that Mr. Biden was doing, and 90 percent of those voters planned to back a Republican for Congress this fall,” the Times reported.
There are mounting concerns for the Democratic Party given the high levels of disfavor for a Democratic president.
“The first midterm election of a presidency has been historically challenging for the party in power, and Democrats are approaching this one saddled with a president who has a disapproval rating of 58 percent, including 63 percent of independent voters,” the Times noted.
The Times/Siena College survey also asked participants about their favorability of Trump.
The poll showed that Trump’s favorability rating was 43% and his unfavorability rating was 52%.
According to the Times, 23 percent of those who were positive identified as “extremely favorable.” 44 percent of those who had a negative opinion described it as “very unfavorable.”
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