The Democrats are quickly learning the meaning of the old cliche, “When it rains, it pours.” Fresh off their humiliating defeat in Virginia, the latest poll numbers have come out and they are devastating.
And worse yet, it comes from the liberal USA Today/Suffolk University poll.
Joe Biden has reached his lowest mark yet within approval rating of 37.8%. Kamala Harris is even worse at 28%. And in a blow to their hopes of retaining Congress, the poll finds that Republicans now have an 8 point edge.
PresidentTrump has now opened a four-point lead over Biden for 2024. And remember, Biden has over three more years of ineptitude to go before the m2024 election. By then, Biden may have to vote for Trump just to make it unanimous.
Biden’s favorability would have been much worse if they had polled people other than those in his immediate family.
A strong majority of 59 percent disapproves of Biden, with just 37.8 percent approving of his job performance and 3.2 percent undecided.
Biden’s support crash, according to USA Today’s article accompanying the release of the polling, comes in large part because he “cratered among the independent voters who delivered his margin of victory over President Donald Trump one year ago.”
Independents by a 7 to 1 margin believe Biden has done a worse job than they expected as president.
46% of those polled say that Biden has been worse than they expected him to be as president. Among independents at a 7 to 1 rate say he is worse than they expected and it is the Independent voters who usually decide elections. So far, the only good news for the Democrats is that Biden isn’t twins.
Republicans now have a dominant 8-point lead in the looming midterm elections as well, as 46 percent of survey respondents say they will vote for a Republican and just 38 percent say they will back a Democrat.
“If the election were today, those surveyed say, they would vote for their Republican congressional candidate over the Democratic one by 46%-38%, an advantage that would bode well for GOP hopes of gaining a majority in the House and the Senate,” Page and Rouan wrote. “In a president’s first midterm election, his party usually loses ground, and this time the GOP needs to flip just five seats in the House and one in the Senate to claim control.”