President Joe Biden’s treatment of the economy has been a massive detriment to his party during his time in office, according to The Washington Examiner‘s report of a new poll.
The ABC- and Washington Post-commissioned survey claimed that three-quarters of Americans say the economy is in bad shape, and 6 in 10 say they are feeling negative effects of inflation, which is now at a 40-year high.
Only 17% of people believe that the economy is better under the current president and Republicans have an astonishing 20 point lead with voters when asked who likely voters think could better take the economy through tough times.
“Post-ABC poll finds a deeply pessimistic nation, worried about the economy and Biden’s leadership,” the normally Biden-friendly Washington Post headlined its story on the poll.
Democrats are looking or a way to bolster their chances as the 2022 midterms start to encroach on the agendas of the nation’s most powerful politicians.
“As primary season ramps up, generic Republican House candidates have a 49-42% lead over Democrats among registered voters” the Examiner reported. “The gap expands to 54-41% when sorted for registered voters who say they will turn out in November.”
In addition to concerns about the economy, Biden’s approval has hit a new low with just 37% approving of the president’s job, and a striking 61% disapprove among independent voters.
Less than 50% of voters approve of his handling of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine ad believe that he has made the pandemic worse with his administration’s repose.
An increasing number of voters are also questioning his mental acuity, and support is faltering with nearly one-fourth of Democrats disapproving of what he is doing in office.