Joe Biden’s poll numbers are causing anxiety in some Democratic strategists, according to The Hill.
“It’s terrible,” a Democratic strategist told the newspaper. “We’ve got an energy crisis that’s paralysing us, and inflation is at a 40-year high, and we’re about to have another recession. The issue is simple: People no longer trust the Democrats.”
“Everyone has to come to terms with the fact that we’ll be killed in November,” the strategist continued. “It’s a reality. His poll numbers have gotten worse, not better. It shows that people no longer trust his leadership. There’s nothing they can do about it.”
“Unless and until inflation drops significantly, there will be a ceiling on his job approval that is much lower than what the White House wants.” According to Galston, the former domestic policy adviser to Bill Clinton, Chair of the Brookings Institutions governance study.
“High gas prices are one of the most significant anchors on presidential approval,” according to Jeff Jones, a senior editor at Gallup.
Biden’s approval rating plummeted to new depths following the war in Ukraine and record inflation.
Biden’s job performance was supported by 40% of respondents, with 16% strongly agreeing. The poll reflects growing anxiety over inflation and U.S. global standing. Fifty-three percent of those polled said America is experiencing the start of a long-term fall.
Biden was also blamed for the economy’s rising rate of inflation by 38 percent of respondents. The survey was conducted between March 18 and 22 among 1,000 individuals, with 790 of them being registered voters. There was a 3.1% margin of error among those polled.
Biden’s poll numbers have hit rock bottom, said a Nevada-based Democratic strategist. “They’re going to have a catastrophic election,” polling expert Bill McInturff of Public Opinions Strategy told NBC News.
“You can’t get to the low 40s in presidential approval unless you’ve strained your base,” according to McInturff.
To put it simply, the Democrats are finished when the midterms get here, and they could be in even more trouble in 2024 when the next presidential election is held.