Joe Biden’s polling disaster – The president is now 10 points behind Trump after a week of embarrassing gaffes at the United Nations and the Congressional Black Caucus
- New poll shows Biden lagging behind Trump
- Florida Gov. DeSantis is even further behind the GOP front-runner.
- While Biden touted his economic achievements in office, voters rejected his plan, saying they are worse off now.
A new survey from Washington Post showed disastrous numbers for incumbent President Joe Biden, who is now 10 points behind former President Donald Trump in the latest measurement of the US electorate.
The 80-year-old president’s approval rating stands at around 37 percent, similar to May but five percentage points lower than February.
Biden’s disapproval rating is 56 percent. The poll also asked whether, in retrospect, voters approved or disapproved of the job Trump did while in office.
Forty-eight percent say they approve and 49 percent say they disapprove. When he left office in January 2021, Trump’s approval was closer to 38%.
The Post attempted to explain Trump’s apparent advantage over Biden, writing that “the unusual makeup of Trump and Biden’s coalitions in this survey suggests it is likely an outlier.”
The poll results also come after a particularly blundering week for Biden, who butchered a speech he was giving to the Congressional Black Caucus on Saturday evening.
President Joe Biden finds himself ten points behind Donald Trump in a recent WaPo poll.
Trump appears headed for a third Republican nomination for president.
Biden first mispronounced rapper LL Cool J’s name, before calling the singer a “boy,” a term widely considered derogatory within the black community.
Trump appears to be following a smooth path to the GOP nomination. He is favored by 54 percent of Republicans, while Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has fallen from 25 percent to just 15 percent since May.
The man who was, at one point, considered the only figure in the Republican Party capable of unseating Trump, has, according to a recent Fox poll, fallen 47 percentage points behind him.
Despite facing 91 counts on four indictments, Trump’s poll numbers aren’t budging. In the WaPo poll, 53 percent of respondents said he was held accountable under the law like anyone else, but 40 percent — including three-quarters of Republicans — said he was unfairly victimized.
When asked a similar question about President Biden regarding the impeachment inquiry recently launched by House Republicans, 58% of respondents said he was being held fairly accountable. Thirty-two percent said he was unfairly targeted by his political opponents.
The current resident Oval Officer also suffers from his political record. Biden has spent much of the past few weeks touting his signature economic plan, “Bidennomics.” But his approval rating for his handling of the economy has dropped to 30 percent – the lowest of his presidency.
According to the poll, about 75% of Americans believe the economy is “not so good” or “bad.” A whopping 87 percent of Americans say gas and energy prices are “not so good” or “bad.” And 91 percent of people say the same thing about food prices.
A majority of respondents (44%) said they were not as well off financially as they were before Biden took office, while 39% said they were in about the same situation and 15% said they were better off.
Joe Biden butchered his speech to the Congressional Black Caucus on Saturday night
Trump appears to be following a smooth path to the GOP nomination. He is favored by 54% of Republicans, while Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has fallen from 25% of Republicans to just 15% since May.
When it comes to migration, which has been rampant for at least a year in many major Democratic-led cities, Biden faces even lower job performance ratings.
Only 23 percent of Americans said they approved of his handling of the problem, while 62 percent said they did not approve.
The poll also finds that U.S. sentiment toward the war in Ukraine continues to evolve. Forty-one percent of Americans said they thought the United States was doing too much to help, while 31 percent thought aid levels were good, and 14 percent thought the United States was providing too little help.