(DCWatchdog.com) – President Joe Biden’s net approval rating has gone down by seven points in just one week, while his disapproval alone has grown by four points, according to the results from a new public opinion poll.
Only 38% of American voters approve of Biden’s job performance, as per the latest survey by Reuters and Ipsos, while those who disapprove are 58%.
Last week, the Democrat president’s scores in the same poll were 41% approval and 54% disapproval.
Thus, this week’s results translate into a net approval rating for Biden of -20 – compared with -13 last week, Breitbart News reported.
The survey polled 1,005 US voters, including 449 registered Democrats and 357 Republicans, and has a margin of error of 4 percentage points.
The survey found the number one issue at present for both Republican and Democrat voters is the economy.
That is against the backdrop of the nation experiencing its highest inflation since 1981, record-high gas prices, and a seemingly slowing economic output, even as Biden and other members of his administration are adamantly denying that America has entered a recession.
“For Republicans, the next most pressing problems [after the economy] were immigration and crime, each of which topped concerns for about one in 10 Republicans,” Ipsos said.
In the 19 months of Biden’s presidency, nearly 5 million illegal immigrants have entered the United States, including almost 1 million gotaways.
At the same time, crime has increased notably, with a Fox News finding that crime in seven of America’s major cities – New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, DC, Seattle, Philadelphia, and Baltimore – has grown from 5% to 40%.
“Among Democrats, about one in eight saw the environment as the top issue, and about one in 10 pointed to the end of national abortion rights,” the pollster said.
In its commentary on its latest poll with Ipsos, Reuters emphasized that the new fall in Biden’s approval rating does not bode well for the Democrats in the midterm elections in November.
“[The results are] a poor sign for his Democratic Party’s hopes in the Nov. 8 midterm elections … despite a string of Democratic legislative victories that Biden’s allies hope will help them defend their narrow congressional majorities in November,” the agency commented.
“Democrats are expected to lose control of the U.S. House of Representatives in November and possibly the Senate as well,” Reuters confessed further.
To win back their majority in the U.S. Senate, the Republicans would have to keep their seats in Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Wisconsin, and one additional state.
The senatorial contests in other states, such as Georgia, Nevada, and Arizona, are shrouded in uncertainty.
Biden’s net approval rating dropped a full seven points in one week, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released Tuesday. https://t.co/bH8MWrqVuX
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