Voters are increasingly unhappy with Joe Biden’s performance in the Oval Office, a new poll found.
The latest Washington Post–ABC News poll found the president’s approval rating was only 37% compared to 55% who disapprove of the incumbent—setting a new record low.
The sample survey of 1,011 respondents found more Americans prefer to support the GOP ahead of the upcoming midterm elections on Nov. 8. These mostly comprised Republicans (86%) and independents (61%).
Their biggest complaints were about the Biden administration’s handling of the economy (58% disapproval) and pandemic (50% disapproval).
Three-quarters of those polled complained about negative economic performance, representing a 5% increase compared to November 2021.
“That represents the worst rating since 2013 in Post-ABC polls. In all, 39% say the economy is in ‘poor’ shape, the highest number since 2012, though little changed from the 38% who said the same in November,'” Washington Post chief correspondent Dan Balz, polling director Scott Clement and polling analyst Emily Guskin reported.
Although the number of daily coronavirus (COVID-19) infections is decreasing, respondents were still critical of the Democrat’s response to the virus.
“Biden’s numbers on the pandemic have been in a steady slide since last summer, when about six in 10 said they approved of the job he was doing,” the trio reported.
“Every Post-ABC poll since has seen that support decline a little further even as the number of COVID cases has dropped sharply and a general easing of mask mandates, and other restrictions is underway in many parts of the country,” they added.
The poll was conducted between Feb. 20 and 24, 2022. It reported an error margin of plus or minus four percentage points.