(DCWatchdog.com) – According to a new poll released by Suffolk University and the Boston Globe, Massachusetts voters may have soured on President Joe Biden.
The poll shows that Biden has only received a 46 percent approval rating in the deep blue state. He had previously received 65.9 percent of the vote in the 2020 Presidential election to former President Donald Trump’s 32.3 percent.
Taken between April 24 and April 28 among a sample of 765 registered voters, the poll also reveals that among voters younger than 35, the President only has a 37 percent approval rating.
Among Democratic voters, Biden only received a 75 percent approval rating, while virtually all Republican voters in the state disapproved of Biden’s job performance.
Fifty-six percent of respondents believed that the U.S. is on the wrong track, compared to 27 percent who felt the country is moving in the right direction.
The state of the economy, a stickling point for Biden’s Presidency, also featured on the poll, with 51 percent of respondents saying they believed the economy was either in a recession or depression.
Commenting on this data in the Boston Globe, David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk University Political Research Center, said, “If you’re technically underwater in Massachusetts, that sends a powerful message to the country.”
Paleologos also pointed to what data from this poll might reveal about other states, saying: “When independents in Massachusetts are that negative on an incumbent Democratic president who won this state going away, one wonders what an independent swing-state voter in Ohio, Nevada, or New Hampshire is thinking.”
“It poses a real challenge for the midterm elections for Democrats,” Paleologos added.