As Failures Mount, Biden's Approval Rating Takes Dismal Dip
America is not a happy place at the moment…not in the least. This is an anxious and agitated nation these days, thanks largely to the continuous pressure of a number of major issues that our country’s high leadership cannot seem to get right.
From immigration to inflation, and from Ukraine to unleaded gasoline, taxpayers and voters in the United States are concerned about just what President Joe Biden is even capable of at this point, and this approval ratings reflect those concerns.
President Joe Biden hit a record-low approval rating of 42% in a new poll that suggests Americans’ fear of inflation is overwhelming their general optimism about the job market, which has shown continued growth in recent months.Advertisement - story continues below
The CBS News poll found that Biden’s approval rating continued to fall, while his approval on specific issues was only in the high thirties. Moreover, respondents rated the national economy as bad, even if they said that the local job market was good.
CBS News reported:Trending:
Many do say the job market is good and that jobs have increased over the last year – but it’s still inflation driving views, and even those who say the job market is ok still don’t rate the economy well. Americans are basing this on personal experience: two-thirds say higher prices have been difficult or even a hardship, and now forcing many to make cutbacks.
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When people say the economy is bad, it isn’t because of jobs. Just 17% give that as a reason. Negative judgments are overwhelmingly based on inflation, and gas prices.
Higher prices are leading people to say they’re making cutbacks, especially on more discretionary items like entertainment and travel. (That may, of course, have a wider impact on the economy later.) About half are cutting back on food and groceries, and this is especially the case among those with lower incomes.
The Biden administration has appeared unable or unwilling to tackle a great many of these issues, and Americans have noticed. Now the only question is whether or not the Democrats can survive the midterms, and, if not, will they even allow Biden to run for reelection in 2024?