Poll: Biden’s favor slips to new low in May as Americans lose patience amid rising costs and inflation

President Joe Biden’s approval ratings fell to their lowest level since he took office in May.

Just 39 percent of US adults approve of Biden’s performance as president, according to a poll released by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Research.

Overall, only about two in ten adults believe the US is moving in the right direction or that the economy is in good shape. Fox News reported that in April about three out of ten adults believed in both. This drop in support was largely concentrated among Democratic voters, with just 33% of the president’s own party believing the country is heading in the right direction, down from 49% in April.

Among Democrats, Biden’s overall approval rating is 73%, down from 82% in the same poll last year. In 2021, Biden never fell below 82% approval.

Last year, a similar poll conducted by the Associated Press showed Biden had a 63% approval rating, which is 24 points higher than his current approval rating.

Biden’s handling of the economy is one of the main reasons for his dismal poll numbers, as two-thirds of Americans say they disapprove of the way his administration has managed the situation.

According to the poll, just 18% of Americans say Biden’s policies have helped the economy more than harmed it, down from 24% in March. At the same time, 51% of Americans say his economic policies have done more harm than good to the economy, and 30% of respondents say Biden’s policies have made no difference one way or another.

Biden’s performance in the polls has declined since January as multiple polls conducted across the political spectrum suggest Americans are increasingly frustrated by a variety of issues ranging from record-high gas prices and historic inflation rates to a nationwide shortage reach for baby food.

Biden’s poll numbers were hit by constituencies that have historically been reliable voting blocs for Democrats. A recent Quinnipiac poll suggested that Biden’s approval rating among Hispanics has fallen to 26%, but whether that will affect voting trends remains to be seen. The same Quinnipiac poll conducted a year ago had 55% Hispanic support for Biden.

However, the declining registration numbers are not limited to Biden. Recent polls show that Americans are willing to oust Democrats from Congress. 39% of respondents preferred generic Democratic candidates, while 46% of respondents preferred generic Republican candidates.

https://www.theblaze.com/tag/poll-biden-s-favorability-drops-to-new-low-in-may-as-people-lose-patience-with-rising-costs-and-inflation Poll: Biden’s favor slips to new low in May as Americans lose patience amid rising costs and inflation

Laura Coffey

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