President Joe Biden has been dragging his party to new depths in the polls.
Republicans smell blood.
Forty-three percent: Biden’s average approval rating as of Sunday, a new low for his presidency (source: FiveThirtyEight).
Earlier this month, the @QuinnipiacPoll put Biden’s approval rating at 38% but his supporters dismissed it as an outlier.
Today’s Quinnipiac poll puts Biden’s approval at 37%.https://t.co/4brbwXxhZQ
— Frank Luntz (@FrankLuntz) October 19, 2021
Eleven points: The decline in Biden’s average approval rating between the first and third quarters of his inaugural year, a record for any president (source: Gallup).
Gallup: Biden's 11-point approval rating drop is the worst of any president since WWII 😵 https://t.co/PSLzC0oJl3
— Not the Bee (@Not_the_Bee) October 24, 2021
Thirty-seven percent: How many Americans say the Biden administration is focusing on the issues they care a lot about, like inflation, the southern border and the economy (source: CBS News/YouGov).
.@ForecasterEnten: "While the causes of Biden's (polling) decline are numerous…perhaps the biggest one is that Americans believe there are big economic problems and that Biden isn't focused nearly enough on them."https://t.co/mkowWRihvi
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) October 25, 2021
Sixty-two percent: The proportion of registered voters who say Biden’s policies are somewhat or very responsible for increasing inflation (source: Morning Consult/Politico).
40% say Biden's "very responsible" for inflation but that doesn't tell us much—39% "strongly disapprove" of him and are likely picking the most negative answer on every question.
— Max Kennerly (@MaxKennerly) October 20, 2021
Two points: Democrat Terry McAuliffe’s dwindling average polling advantage over Republican Glenn Youngkin in Virginia’s gubernatorial race, a bellwether of the GOP’s growing relative strength nationwide. (source: FiveThirtyEight).
FWIW, the 538 average of polls still shows McAuliffe ahead, though one recent poll had him and Youngkin tied pic.twitter.com/PIJGDGDCQC
— ryan teague beckwith (@ryanbeckwith) October 23, 2021
Seventeen points: Trump’s lead among independents if he ran against Biden today, versus the Demcorat’s 13-point advantage in 2020. (source: Selzer & Company)
For those of you who aren’t poll nerds. J Ann Selzer is probably one of the most accurate pollsters in America. When she says something, trust her.
— Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) October 20, 2021
Press secretary Jen Psaki on Friday reiterated the White House line that Biden’s growing unpopularity is because “people are tired of fighting a pandemic.”
👀 Jen Psaki continuing to claim that Biden's approval is plummeting because "people are tired of the pandemic" is pretty insulting.
It implies Americans aren't smart enough to understand that their lives are harder because of Biden's policies. pic.twitter.com/hnXZnhwuRl
— John Cooper (@thejcoop) October 22, 2021
SIGN OF THE APOCALYPSE?
“Saturday Night Live” mocked Biden over the weekend for his low energy and plummeting poll numbers.
SNL’s first moderately funny jokes in years pic.twitter.com/haJTBXBgTE
— Jake Schneider (@jacobkschneider) October 24, 2021