Joe Biden continues to show grim favor across the country, with only four states giving him a higher approval score than a disapproval score, and major swing states average around 30-odd approval.
The president’s national approval rating is about 40 percent, according to several averages, but a new CIVIQS survey showed him at 34 percent of the 165,786 respondents polled.
His disapproval is 57% and 9% neither approve nor disapprove.
The poll shows that Biden’s approval rating is lowest in West Virginia, where only 16 percent approve of the president and a whopping 79 percent disapprove of his performance in office.
West Virginia Democratic Senator Joe Manchin has recently taken issue with the president and his peers as he insists that he represents the interests of the people in his home state, not what the party establishment wants to get through with their slim majority in Congress.
Vermont, Hawaii, Maryland, and Massachusetts are the only four states where Biden is not underwater, but no state has more than 49% approval. In the 2020 presidential election, all four blue states voted for Biden with an average of 60 percent of the vote compared to then President Donald Trump’s re-election.
In the swing states of Georgia, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin, narrow blues voted in the 2020 elections, but a new poll shows their approval for Biden is just 30 percent.
Arizona has the biggest split, with 32% approval and 61% disapproval. Georgia comes in second with 31% approval vs. 59% disapproval; The Pennsylvania split is 36 percent to 57 percent; Michigan is between 33 and 59 percent; and in Wisconsin, 36% approve and 56% disapprove of Biden.
A new poll shows that only four states have Joe Biden’s approval rating higher than their disapproval rating – Hawaii, Vermont, Massachusetts and Maryland. However, none of these conditions reach the 50 percent approval threshold.
Overall, Biden’s approval rating in the poll released this week is 34%, compared to 57% who disapprove and 9% who neither approve nor disapprove.
All swing states have approval ratings around 30 ahead of the 2022 midterm elections.
West Virginia has the lowest approval rating at just 16% compared to a whopping 79% disapproval, and Wyoming comes in second with just 18% approval.
Florida is a swing state that went red in 2020, and this week’s poll shows 34% approval to 58% disapproval.
This may be one of the most revealing polls for Biden, with many states lagging behind teenagers and 20-year-olds when it comes to evaluating the office of president. However, Biden’s team insists that he plans to run for re-election in 2024 along with Vice President Kamala Harris.
A CNN poll released over the weekend found that only 45% of Democrats and Democratic-leaning voters want Biden to be their 2024 presidential nominee, while 51% would prefer another candidate.
West Virginia is the worst state for Biden in terms of approval, but there are other honorable mentions.
In Wyoming, only 18% of respondents approve of Biden’s performance as president, while 76% disapprove. In Oklahoma, the ratio is 23% to 70%, and in Idaho it is 22% approved and 72% disapproved.
Judging by the CIVIQS poll taken from Jan. 20 to Feb. 14, Biden also appears to be trailing independent voters.
In the 2020 election, self-identified independents voted for Biden by a 13 percentage point margin over Trump, with 54% voting for Blues and 41% for Reds. However, a poll this week shows that Biden is supported by only 22 percent of independent candidates.
The split in the party is huge, with only 2% of Republicans claiming to approve of Biden’s work, and 96% disapproving.
Democrats, on the other hand, have a slightly smaller split, with 72% approval and 13% disapproval.
When it comes to demographics, the president is under water across all age groups, educational levels, and gender. In those categories, his lower approval ratings come from younger voters aged 18 to 34 who hold advanced degrees and men.
The only race that approves of Biden more than condemns are blacks and African Americans. Democrats approve of Biden 72%, while the vast majority of Republicans – 96% – do not approve.
Every single age range, education level, and gender garners Biden a higher disapproval rating than an approval rating. The lowest approval groups are young people aged 18-34, those with advanced degrees, and men, while the groups with the highest approval are those aged 65 and over, people with no college education, and women.
The only race with Biden’s approval rating higher than his disapproval rating is black and African American voters, who approve him by a margin of 63 to 19 percent.
With the 2022 midterm elections just around the corner, Americans are mostly concerned about inflation, taxes and the broader economy, while most view Biden’s run as president as a failure, according to a separate poll.
US wholesale inflation rose sharply last month, up 9.7% year-over-year, in another sign that price pressures remain high at all levels of the economy.
The producer price index for final demand, which measures inflation before it reaches consumers, jumped 1% last month after rising just 0.4% in December, the Labor Department said Tuesday.
Companies facing higher wholesale and raw material costs have passed the higher prices on to consumers without hesitation, and recent data suggests that further increases are expected at the retail level.
Last week, the government reported that consumer-level inflation soared over the past year to its highest level in four decades, squeezing out households, wiping out wage increases and bolstering the Federal Reserve’s decision to start raising borrowing rates.
The 7.5% increase in the consumer price index affected the economy, from food and furniture to apartment rent, airfare and electricity.
The administration tried to shift the priority to inflation and economic problems after spending much of the first year fighting the COVID-19 pandemic and forcing Americans to vaccinate and wear masks.
Now the blue states are beginning to realize that this is not a winning issue in an election year.
A CNN poll published last week shows that Americans are most concerned about the economy, inflation and taxes over the 2022 mid-term. COVID-19 is not on the list of top concerns for voters
The Labor Department announced this month that inflation has reached a whopping 40-year high of 7.5%.
Several blue states, including Oregon, New Jersey, Delaware and Connecticut, have lifted mandatory masks for students and school staff, especially as young people are at much lower risk of contracting and dying from the coronavirus.
California, New York and the District of Columbia, among other states, have also set a timetable for ending mask mandates indoors.
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, who is due for re-election this year, also said the mandate to vaccinate the nation’s capital will end on Tuesday, Feb. 15, just a month after the introduction of citywide requirements for businesses.
A CNN poll released last Thursday shows that COVID did not make the list of what Americans are most worried about in the 2022 midterm elections.
On the other hand, 59% of respondents named the economy as one of their main concerns, 55% – inflation and 49% – taxes.
Forty-six percent said they were concerned about education, likely due to masking requirements in schools, as well as the growing control of the school system and government over their children.
The producer price index for final demand rose by 9.7% in January compared to last year.