The following article, Honeymoon is Over: Biden’s Approval Numbers are Tanking, was first published on Flag And Cross.
President Joe Biden’s approval numbers are tanking even as the Democrat Party claims he was the most popular president in history.
Republican pollster Jim McLaughlin of McLaughlin & Associates, for one, finds the falling numbers to be a bad omen.
“It’s not a good sign for Joe Biden,” McLaughlin said. “What we’re seeing right now are approval numbers in the low 50s … and the intensity level is only about 32% of people say they strongly approve of the job he is doing.”
McLaughlin’s May survey is yet another survey finding that Biden’s numbers are on the down swing.
In the Real Clear Politics average, Biden’s approval rating has drifted down to 52.3% as of June 22, which equals his previous low as president. Meanwhile, his current disapproval average has spiked to 43.6%, just shy of his previous high, and up from 36% at the close of his first week in the White House. (One caveat: The majority of the polls factored into his latest averages do not reflect his recent performance in Europe.)
During a Monday appearance on “Just the News AM,” McLaughlin repeatedly cited “upside down” support among independents as a particularly ominous sign for the future of the Biden presidency’s popular standing. The president is now underwater among these crucial swing voters, with 47% approving and 51% disapproving. Just 44% of independent voters believe the country is headed in the “right direction,” which McLaughlin says is likely a bellwether for 2022 voting patterns.
The president’s approval has fallen to just 44% among white voters and 47% with likely 2022 male voters. Female voters, however, remain heavily pro-Biden, giving him a 59% approval rating, while a resounding 87% of African-American voters give him a thumbs-up.
Biden’s numbers have been declining since his 100th day in office.
Remember when the Democrats claimed that Biden’s high election numbers last year made him the most “popular” president in history?
So, where is all that supposed support now?
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