Independent voters and Democrats played a huge hand in Joe Biden taking the White House in 2020. When Biden ran for president during the last election season, he strategically positioned himself as a moderate, middle-of-the-road Democrat.
A brief review of Biden’s presidency thus far
This helped Biden secure votes from Independents. However, once Biden came into office, he dropped the facade. As president, Biden has pushed for a series of measures that are as far from moderate as the east is from the west.
Biden has thrown his weight behind a Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) nominee, Saule Omarova, who openly calls to destroy U.S. private banking, along with the energy sector. The 46th president is also pushing for nationwide COVID vaccine mandates; although, the Federal Appeals Court put this mandate into a time-out until further review.
Meanwhile, inflation is a real issue, as are threats to America’s national security (amid an open southern border) and so much more. In light of all this, a new poll shows Biden losing support from Independent voters and Democrat voters.
A new poll from Washington Post and ABC News
According to a survey jointly conducted by the Washington Post and ABC News, 53% of Americans do not approve of the job Biden is doing. Only 41% approve.
Meanwhile, 45% of Independent voters in the United States do not approve of Biden. Amongst Democrats, their disapproval of Biden jumped from 3% in June 2021 to a current 16%.
A universal ballot for the 2022 midterms is also very bad news for Biden and Democrats in general. Were the races held today, 51% of the country’s voters would back GOP candidates. Merely 41% told Washington Post and ABC News they’d cast a ballot for Democrats.
All in all, many people across the country are worried about inflation and the economy. There also exists the perception that Biden simply has little to no accomplishments at this point in his presidency.
For reasons that remain a mystery to many, the 46th president apparently prides himself on his management of COVID. However, on this front, 49% of Americans disapprove; only 47% currently approve of how the president is handling the virus.