Biden's Average Approval Rating Drops to New Low amid Inflation, Immigration Worries

  
Via:  Just Jim NC TttH  •  one month ago  •  17 comments

By:   Caroline Downey (MSN)

Biden's Average Approval Rating Drops to New Low amid Inflation, Immigration Worries
Sixty percent of citizens believe the Biden administration is not focusing enough on inflation.

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Amid growing public concerns over inflation and immigration, President Biden's average job approval rating has slumped to a new low.

© Jonathan Ernst/Reuters President Joe Biden speaks to media as he boards Air Force One for travel to Pennsylvania from Joint Base Andrews, Md., October 20, 2021.

As of late October, 43.4 percent of Americans approve of Biden's job performance while 50.7 percent disapprove, according to FiveThirtyEight's polling average. A Trafalgar poll conducted October 19-21 came up with the bleakest number for Biden, with just 39 percent of respondents approving of his performance. Fox News, meanwhile, placed the president at a more optimistic 46 percent in its poll conducted October 16-19.

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The ongoing theme of the majority of the polls is anxiety over economic problems plaguing the country and Biden's perceived inability to address them. Amid the supply chain crisis, marked by production bottlenecks, extreme transportation delays, and limited inventories and empty store shelves, as well as steep price hikes in consumer commodities, many Americans are growing nervous with the economic state of the union, polls suggest. While policy priorities for the average voter ebb and flow through election cycles, the latest polls suggest a reversion back to economic reflexes.

According to a CBS News Poll from October 6-8, 60 percent of citizens believe the Biden administration is not focusing enough on inflation and 53 percent believe the Biden administration is not focusing enough on the economy and jobs. As for causes of inflation, most respondents attributed it to a combination of U.S. government policy, high consumer demand after the pandemic, and supply and manufacturing issues.

Opinion is mixed over whether the pending Biden's social spending spree will fuel inflationary pressures. While 41 percent of Americans say the reconciliation package will help the national economy, 46 percent say it will exacerbate inflation.

On the other hand, 53 percent of Americans say they agree with the original infrastructure proposal, yet 53 percent also say they disagree with how Biden is handling the issue of infrastructure, according to the CBS poll.

In the wake of the migrant fiasco in Del Rio, Texas, which saw over ten thousand Haitians flood the border, overwhelming agents and personnel, 66 percent of Americans are not happy with Biden's conduct of immigration.

The data suggests that independents, and also Hispanics, are driving the autumn of discontent for Biden, with 56 percent of independents reporting that they believe the country is worse off today than it was a year ago, according to the most recent Quinnipiac poll.


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Just Jim NC TttH
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1  seeder  Just Jim NC TttH    one month ago

Trouble in paradise......................reminds me of his former boss. 

“Too many times, after the election is over and the confetti is swept away, all those promises fade from memory, and the lobbyists and special interests move in, and people turn away, disappointed as before, left to struggle on their own.”

Trump and supporters of him are off topic whether veiled or direct.

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
1.1  Ender  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @1    one month ago
and supporters of him are off topic

That is most of the right wing people on this site...

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
2  JBB    one month ago

It never occurs to the far right that a great deal of those currently disapproving of Joe Biden's performance are the liberals who feel that he is being altogether too moderate. Those who wish he would get the Justice Department to be tough on insurrectionists and force the Democrats in Congress to get things done. There is no evidence Americans are turning towards the right.

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
Professor Expert
2.1  Sean Treacy  replied to  JBB @2    one month ago

The partisan says when their President's polling numbers are in the toilet.  "If only he were conservative, liberal  etc etc.."

The reality:  "The data suggests that independents, and also Hispanics, are driving the autumn of discontent for Biden"

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
2.2  Texan1211  replied to  JBB @2    one month ago

The poll doesn't say that people are turning to the right, it says that America is fast losing any confidence that Biden is the man for the job.

Biden can't force Congress to do anything, don't be ridiculous.

Hell, he can't even get them to agree on much.

 
 
 
Sparty On
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2.3  Sparty On  replied to  JBB @2    one month ago

I think you are confused.   He lied and ran as a moderate.  

So far he has been governing more like a progressive.

There is no evidence Americans are turning towards the right.

You'll be seeing it soon enough in Virginia but especially about a year from now.

 
 
 
Ronin2
PhD Quiet
2.4  Ronin2  replied to  JBB @2    one month ago
There isnoevidenceAmericans are turning towards the right.

Follow history. They aren't turning towards the right; they are turning away from the left. They always turn away from the party in power during midterms- and since Democrats hold the House, Senate, and White House they are going to lose seats. Maybe even a historic amount of seats thanks the the perpetual fuck up machine in the White House. 

Don't worry; it is still a two party system. The pendulum will swing back once people become disillusioned with the Republicans again. Where else do they have to go?

 
 
 
gooseisback
Freshman Silent
2.6  gooseisback  replied to  JBB @2    one month ago
Those who wish he would get the Justice Department to be tough

He doesn't have that power, if you think he does you don't understand our system of government.

 
 
 
XXJefferson51
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2.7  XXJefferson51  replied to  JBB @2    one month ago

Too moderate?  Lol! 

 
 
 
Ender
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3  Ender    one month ago

Biden polls 60 approval rating.

I hate polls. They are never accurate. People lie on them...

Biden polls 35 approval rating.

Look at these polls, they tell it all !

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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3.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  Ender @3    one month ago

I know, right?

 
 
 
Texan1211
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3.2  Texan1211  replied to  Ender @3    one month ago

Funny, I saw nothing of your similar comments when JR was publishing Trump polls weekly.

 
 
 
Nerm_L
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4  Nerm_L    one month ago

The change in mood of the country is rather palpable.  The right track/wrong direction polling indicates there was a surge of optimism when Biden took office.  But that optimism was frittered away in Afghanistan.  Now the country seems to be scrutinizing political Washington a little more closely. 

Biden may be the most visible political figure but the mood of the country is being shaped and influenced by overall conditions in the country, not just Presidential politics.  The optimism has faded pretty quickly; the country seems to be expecting a long, hard slog.

 
 
 
Moose Knuckle
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5  Moose Knuckle    one month ago

How   un popular   is Joe Biden?

When you average all the polls like 538 it appears Joe is not very popular

43.5 approval ratings.....

On the 538 site you have to keep clicking show polls, this average includes dozens and dozens.

This is likely more accurate than one particular poll.

Mental Gymnastics won't change the reality that this President is very unpopular.

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
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6  seeder  Just Jim NC TttH    one month ago

Interesting take I read today. 

Instead of "Build Back Better" how about just "Put it back the way you found it and leave it the hell alone."

 
 
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