A recently conducted Fox News poll revealed that if the presidential election were held today, Democrat president Joe Biden would suffer an embarrassing defeat as his approvals continue to plummet.
The poll, conducted between January 16-19, surveyed 1,001 registered voters to find that a putrid 20% of Americans “strongly” approve of Joe Biden’s job performance.
The poll asked: “Do you approve or disapprove of the job Joe Biden is doing as president?”
47% of respondents approve, 52% disapprove. Only 20% strongly approve, down four points from November and tying October’s number. Those who strongly disapprove are at 37%, down from November’s high of 41%.
Biden also managed to score a new low on a key issue – his handling of the coronavirus pandemic. 52% disapprove of his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, while 46% approve.
As far as the economy is concerned, 58% disapprove, while 41% approve. On foreign policy, 54% disapprove, while 41% approve. And on border security, 59% disapprove, while 37% approve.
Perhaps the most troubling bit of information to come out of the survey for Biden and the Democrats, was how respondents answered how they would vote if “the 2024 presidential election were held today.” A measly 36% said that they would vote for Joe Biden with 60% said that they would “definitely” or “probably” vote for someone else.
The survey also asked those polled “if the election for Congress were held today,” who would they vote for. The Republican candidates narrowly edged out the Democrats 44% to 43%.
The poll further uncovered other key worries, such as 85% concerned about “inflation and higher prices,” versus 14% who are not; 81% are concerned about high crime, versus 19% who are not; 78% are concerned with “political divisions within the country,” versus 21% who are not.
When asked which party does a better job on select issues, Republicans outperformed Democrats on taxes, the deficit, immigration, the economy, crime, border security, and national security. Democrats scored higher on climate change, racism, health care, coronavirus, protecting democracy, education, and bringing the country together.
A majority of voters also blame the “federal government policies” for the skyrocketing inflation and elevated prices over those who blame coronavirus for inflation.
Vice President Kamala Harris’ numbers are certainly not great either, with 54% disapproving of her, while only 43% approve.
President Biden’s poll numbers have been atrocious to say the least, and have served as a reflection of the rocky start to his presidency – while the president himself seems to think he has “outperformed” expectations.
“Inflation is up, your signature domestic legislation is stalled in Congress, in a few hours from now … an effort in the Senate to deal with voting rights and voting reform legislation is going to fail, COVID-19 is still taking the lives of 1,500 Americans every day, and the nation’s divisions are just as raw as they were a year ago,” a reporter stated.
“Did you overpromise to the American public what you could achieve in your first year in office? And how do you plan to course correct going forward?” he then asked.
Biden replied: “Look, I didn’t over-promise, but I have probably outperformed what anybody thought would happen.”
Author: Lewis Dotrick