More voters disapprove than approve of Biden in 40 STATES and his popularity is under water by double digits in 33, another dire poll for the President and Democrats shows
- Morning Consult’s Political Intelligence quarterly tracking shows Joe Biden’s approval rating is underwater in 40 states
- He is upside down in favorability by double digits in 33 states
- There are only 10 states where the president’s net approval is higher than disapproval – including a 4% margin in his home states of Delaware
- Comes as the 2022 midterms approach and Democrats seek to hold their slim majorities in the House and Senate
- Biden’s approval has hovered around 40% for the last few months
President Joe Biden has a higher net favorability in only 10 U.S. states and a new poll reveals that he has a disapproval rate higher than his approval in the double digits in 33 states.
A new Morning Consult Political Intelligence quarterly tracking shows that the president’s job performance has worsened in the first quarter of 2022 in the majority of states – including in deep red areas as well as battleground states that were pivotal to his 2020 victory.
The only states where Biden isn’t underwater are California, Washington, Maryland, New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, Illinois, Rhode Island, Delaware, Hawaii and the District of Columbia. But even in those states, the net approval has dramatically shrunk since this time last year.
In Biden’s home state of Delaware, which he won by nearly 20 points in 2020, his net approval – the share of voters who approve subtracted by the share who disapprove – is only at 4 percent.
The state with the lowest approval of Biden is West Virginia, where his net disapproval is at 50 percent, and the state with the highest job numbers for the president is California, where his net approval is 19 percent.
Morning Consult’s Political Intelligence quarterly tracking shows President Joe Biden’s approval rating is underwater in 40 states – and by double digits in 33
Biden’s approval is lower than disapproval in 40 states, compared to last year when the numbers for the first few months of his presidency showed only 17 states where disapproval outranked approval – and two states where it was tied at zero either way.
Several states that voted for Biden in 2020 are now showing a net negative approval ratings, including swing states that flipped from red to blue from 2016 to 2020, like Arizona, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Georgia and Michigan.
The latest is just a series of dire polls for the president and for Democrats in general as they head into the 2022 midterm elections.
Average approval ratings have shown President Biden hovering around 40 percent in recent months.
White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain seemed to dismiss the poor polling, pointing in a tweet on Sunday to French President Emanuel Macron winning reelection despite an approval rating of 36 percent.
In every state where there are hotly contested Senate or House races this fall, Biden saw a new approval drop by more than 20 percentage points, according to the Morning Consult tracking.
Colorado, which Biden won by nearly 14 points in 2020, shows a 49 percent disapproval to 47 percent approval. At the end of the first quarter of 2021, Biden had an approval in the states of 57 percent, showing a 10 percent fall, and a disapproval of 38 percent, showing an 11 percent increase now.
In the swing state of Pennsylvania, Biden’s approval rating fell from 52 percent in March 2021 to 46 percent in March 2022.
Biden has consistently slipped in polls, most recently showing a 40 percent national approval rating in several different surveys ahead of the 2022 midterm elections
Former President Donald Trump will head to the Keystone State on Friday, May 6 to stump for Dr. Mehmet Oz, who is running in Pennsylvania to replace retiring Republican U.S. Senator Pat Toomey.
Democrats cannot afford to lose any seats in the Senate or else they face giving up their majority in the upper chamber, where the membership currently sits at 50 Democrats and 50 Republicans. Vice President Kamala Harris holds the tie-breaking vote.
There are also razor-thin margins in the House, where Speaker Nancy Pelosi can only afford to lose a handful of seats to keep Democrats in power there.