This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Friday, October 22, 2021:
When pollsters describe Joe Biden’s approval ratings as “sinking like a ship” (Haisten Willis at Yahoo), “underwater” (Paul Steinhauser at Fox), and in a “death spiral” (Bob Unruh at WND), Democrats have reason to be concerned about the upcoming midterm elections.
A new Quinnipiac University poll showed Biden’s disapproval rating increasing by another percentage point over the one the group just conducted two weeks earlier: 52-37. That’s 52 percent disapproving of the job Biden is doing compared to just 37 percent who think he’s doing just swell.
The real damage is reflected among independents, with just 28 percent thinking Biden is doing great compared to 56 percent who do not.
When it comes to the country in general, the numbers from Quinnipiac offer no comfort to Democrats: by a 52- to 41-percent margin, Americans say that the country is worse off now than it was a year ago.
A poll done by Grinnell College reports the same percent of unhappy respondents: Biden’s approval rating is a scant 37 percent compared to 50 percent who disapprove of his job performance. Grinnell went on to report that while 54 percent of independents reportedly voted for Biden last November, today that support has cratered, to just 28-percent approval.
A poll conducted by McLaughlin and Associates of 1,000 likely voters in the upcoming midterm elections confirmed the bad news for Biden and friends:
Nearly six in 10 voters, 59%, now say America is on the wrong track.
That pessimism includes 66% of independents, 56% of Hispanics, 61% of women … and even 31% of 2020 Biden voters….
Moreover, almost one in five 2020 Biden voters, 18%, now disapprove of the job he’s doing as president.
Swing voters — those without significant party loyalty — hold the key to next November. Among them, independents score Biden at -59 percent, suburban voters at -57 percent, Hispanics at -48 percent, and blacks at -18 percent.
Things are so bad, according to McLaughlin, that “55% [of those polled] say that they are worried about the future of America with Joe Biden as president. That figure includes … 54% among independents, 26% among African Americans, and 22% among 2020 Biden voters. Talk about buyer’s remorse!”
In a private meeting held for Democrats in Washington earlier this week, the results of Schumer’s PAC were revealed. The poll focused on Senate battleground states — Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Florida, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Georgia, and Nevada — and, wrote Politico, “the survey paints a bleak picture for Democrats.” Biden’s approval rating across those states is a dismal 41 percent, with 52 percent disapproving.
The poll focused on “persuadable” voters, those who are on the fence but could be convinced to vote Democrat, and it wasn’t pretty: Just 18 percent of them say that the economy is getting better.
Once again, in the words of James Carville, Bill Clinton’s political advisor in his run against President George H. W. Bush in 1992, “It’s the economy, stupid.” And with signs increasing that the economy, under heavy attack by the Biden administration, is reaching a tipping point into recession in time for the November midterms, McLaughlin concluded:
The coming primaries and midterms are likely to be a political massacre for the Biden Democrats.