Biden Gets Crucified In Latest Poll
The approval of President Joe Biden has taken a slight dip since the beginning of the year, with his ratings hovering just above the lowest point of his presidency. A new poll conducted by the Associated Press and NORC Center for Public Affairs Research shows that Biden’s approval is currently at 38%, down from 45% in February and 41% in January.
The public has mixed feelings about Biden, who is expected to announce his reelection bid by this summer. Andrew Dwyer, a 30–year–old data analyst in Milwaukee, said that he voted for the president in 2020 and that he considers himself to be liberal. Although he is “neutral towards approve” of Biden’s performance, he believes that the economy is adjusting to higher interest rates set by the Federal Reserve to combat inflation.
On the other hand, Michael McComas, a 51–year–old resident of Westland, Michigan, who voted Republican in 2020, described Biden as “not great—average, I guess.” He argued that the recent inflation is a direct result of government spending to counter the pandemic, a claim that Biden has personally rejected.
Biden has taken ambitious steps to boost the US economy, with his $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package from 2021, infrastructure investments, support for computer chip plants, and taxes on corporations and the wealthy to help fund health care and a shift away from fossil fuels. However, the Republican perspective sees these efforts as wasteful government spending that will lead to higher taxes and a weaker economy.
The poll also shows that Biden’s approval on the national economy is at 31%, which is only slightly higher than the last year. His handling of foreign policy (39%) and climate change (41%) are also rated similarly.
In the end, it is up to we the people to decide if Biden’s policies are working or not. It remains to be seen whether the president’s efforts will pay off and if the public will approve of his performance.
🇺🇲 2024 Presidential Election Poll
(R) DeSantis: 43% (=)
(D) Biden: 43%
(D) Biden: 45% (+2)
(R) Trump: 43%
Trump performs 6 points worse than DeSantis among independents and 4 points worse among college grads
— InteractivePolls (@IAPolls2022) March 22, 2023