Biden Approval Rating Hits New Low at 34%

by | Dec 20, 2023 | News

(The Center Square) – Newly released polling data shows President Joe Biden’s approval rating has hit a new low on the eve of 2024, when the president will seek a second term in the White House.

Monmouth University on Monday released the poll, which show’s Biden’s approval rating has dropped to 34% approval, the lowest rating Monmouth has collected since Biden became president.

The same poll shows Biden has 61% disapproval rating, the highest since Biden took office.

In particular, voters have a problem with the president’s handling of five key issues.

“Specifically, just over 2 in 3 disapprove of the president’s performance on immigration (69%) and inflation (68%), while more than half feel the same about the way he has handled climate change (54%), jobs and unemployment (53%), and transportation and energy infrastructure (52%),” Monmouth University said.

Other polling shows that inflation in particular, along with jobs and the economy, are the top concerns for voters this election cycle.

Inflation has soared about 20% since Biden took office and wages have failed to keep up.

The poll showed that 44% of Americans “say they are struggling to remain where they are financially.”

“Just 31% of the American public says Biden has been giving enough attention to the issues that are most important to their families,” the poll said. “The vast majority (65%) wish he would give more attention to those issues.”

As expected, Democrats back Biden’s job performance on the issues more than Republicans and Independents. However, even Democrats are split on Biden’s handling of immigration, which has soared since he took office.

Millions of illegal immigrants have poured across the southern border since Biden took office as overwhelmed border agents are unable to keep up. Hundreds of those migrants are on the terror watch list, according to federal data.

The poll found 47% of Democrats disapprove of the job Biden has done on immigration while 50% approve.

“The Biden administration keeps touting their infrastructure investments and a host of positive economic indicators,” Patrick Murray, director of the independent Monmouth University Polling Institute, said in a statement. “Those data points may be factual, but most Americans are still smarting from higher prices caused by post-pandemic inflation. This seems to be what’s driving public opinion. There is political danger in pushing a message that basically tells people their take on their own situation is wrong.”

Syndicated with permission from The Center Square.

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