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By:   Rose Horowitch (Reuters)

Biden approval falls fourth straight week, tying record low - Reuters/Ipsos | Reuters
U.S. President Joe Biden's public approval rating fell for a fourth straight week to 36% matching its lowest level last seen in late May, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll completed on Wednesday.

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By Rose Horowitch2 minute read WASHINGTON, June 22 (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden's public approval rating fell for a fourth straight week to 36% matching its lowest level last seen in late May, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll completed on Wednesday. The president's approval rating has stayed below 50% since August, a warning sign that his Democratic Party could lose control of at least one chamber of the U.S. Congress in the Nov. 8 midterm elections. Thirty-four percent of Americans say the economy is the most important issue currently facing the United States. Biden has been plagued by 40-year-highs in inflation, with Russia's invasion of Ukraine restricting global fuel supply and supply chains still constrained by the COVID-19 pandemic. Among his own party, Biden's approval rating remains largely unchanged since last week - at 73% compared to 74% on June 15. In August, 85% of Democrats approved of Biden's performance. But among Republicans, Biden's rating slipped to 7% compared to 11% on June 15. Only 18% of Americans think the country is headed in the right direction. Biden's approval rating is approaching - but has not yet reached - the lowest levels seen by his predecessor, Donald Trump, who had a 33% approval rating in December 2017. The Reuters/Ipsos poll is conducted online in English throughout the


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Texan1211
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1  seeder  Texan1211    6 days ago
Only 18% of Americans think the country is headed in the right direction.

I don't think even progressive liberals will be able to spin this into something favorable for Joe and the Democrats' chances in the midterms.

To me, it looks like 18% of Americans are completely oblivious to reality.

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
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2  Sean Treacy    6 days ago

He sold himself as a moderate and governs like a woke 16 year old.  No wonder his approval has plummeted.  

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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3  Jeremy Retired in NC    6 days ago
The most recent poll gathered responses from 1,002 adults, including 435 Democrats and 379 Republicans. 

It's sad that the majority polled were Democrats and it still only come to 18% that think the US is headed in the right direction.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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3.1  seeder  Texan1211  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @3    6 days ago

It's sad that the majority polled were Democrats and it still only come to 18% that think the US is headed in the right direction.

I think it far sadder to know there are 18% of us thinking we are headed in the right direction.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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3.1.1  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Texan1211 @3.1    6 days ago

And that 18% will continue to polish that turd.

 
 
 
magicschoolbusdropout
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4  magicschoolbusdropout    6 days ago

Jimmy and family is having a celebration party right now !

"I'm not the worst, I'm not the Worst" ...... High Five !

256

 
 
 
Nerm_L
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5  Nerm_L    6 days ago

Biden never recovered from Afghanistan.  Biden's shift to spin and stonewalling to avoid talking about Afghanistan has been so obvious that it can't be ignored.  And Biden doesn't seem to have any backup from his cabinet.

Biden promising to do everything he can and then excusing himself by claiming there's nothing he can do really hasn't helped.  That's only a rerun of Afghanistan and reinforces questions about Biden's fitness to be President.  The impression is that a malaise has settled onto the Biden administration.  No one knows what to do so the safe course is to do nothing.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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5.1  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Nerm_L @5    6 days ago
Biden's shift to spin and stonewalling to avoid talking about Afghanistan has been so obvious that it can't be ignored. 

The retreat from Afghanistan was an embarrassment on many different levels.  With that one order, Biden told the world that he is a weak leader who will bow to virtually anything.  Russia saw it and took immediate action in Ukraine.  Now we are sending more in aid there than to our own citizens.  The middle east saw it and we see the effects on our wallets every time we fill our gas tanks.  

And Biden doesn't seem to have any backup from his cabinet.

I think he initially did have support from his cabinet but they can only do so much.  But when he lashed out at them for walking back every statement, they thew in the towel.  

No one knows what to do so the safe course is to do nothing.

On January 20, 2021, all Biden had to do was just that.  Sit back and eat ice cream.  But, due to the "but Trump" dimwits, everything was shut down, torn down and cancelled.  The result is the train wreck we are all see today.  

 
 
 
Nerm_L
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5.1.1  Nerm_L  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @5.1    6 days ago
The retreat from Afghanistan was an embarrassment on many different levels.  With that one order, Biden told the world that he is a weak leader who will bow to virtually anything.  Russia saw it and took immediate action in Ukraine.  Now we are sending more in aid there than to our own citizens.  The middle east saw it and we see the effects on our wallets every time we fill our gas tanks.  

The hell of it is that Putin didn't take immediate action in Ukraine.  Biden's weaseling on Afghanistan did send a message that it was an auspicious time to resolve Crimea and lift sanctions on Russia.  Putin put on a big show for months so there wasn't any surprise.  The simple fact of the matter is Biden refused to engage and negotiate.  Biden declaring that US troops would not fight in Ukraine under any circumstance wasn't an effort to engage Russia.

If everyone steps back and looks at the bigger picture, Putin really wasn't prepared to invade Ukraine.  Putin was making threats to bring Biden to the negotiating table.  Once the threats have been made it's really not possible to back down; otherwise no one will take threats seriously.  That's also why Biden can't back down on sanctions.  We're stuck with another prolonged war that won't accomplish anything simply because Biden refused to engage Russia and negotiate.  

On January 20, 2021, all Biden had to do was just that.  Sit back and eat ice cream.  But, due to the "but Trump" dimwits, everything was shut down, torn down and cancelled.  The result is the train wreck we are all see today.

Biden only measures response to any issue with a political yardstick hoping to score political points.  That carried Biden through a long career in the Senate where it didn't matter except to win elections.  Biden has sent a message that he doesn't know what he is doing.

What I'd like to know is who are the bright-eyed experts that thought isolating the 11th largest economy wouldn't reverberate through the global economy and cause the problems we are seeing.  I want to know why the experts who have devoted themselves to establishing an interconnected global economy didn't see this coming.  What happened to the multi-layered policy of engagement, diplomacy, and negotiation? 

Biden unwittingly has made the strongest argument against globalism since the end of World War II.  And Biden doesn't have a clue.  Biden is only worried about winning the next election.

 
 
 
Sparty On
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6  Sparty On    5 days ago

And I Haiku .....

How low can you go?

How low can you go Joey?

We all want to know .....

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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7  Buzz of the Orient    5 days ago

I think Biden has got himself into a situation, not all of his doing, where he's damned if he does and damned if he doesn't and IMO for him and the Democrats it's a disaster. 

 
 

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