According to an ABC News/Washington Post ppl released on Sunday (May 7), President Joe Biden is 18 points behind former President Donald Trump in terms of who has managed the economy better,
The poll found that 54 percent of American adults believe Trump did a “better job” of managing the economy during his administration, while 36 percent said Biden is doing better.
Among registered voters, 53 percent said they believe Trump did a “better job” of managing the economy, while 38 percent think Biden is doing better.
Sunday’s poll comes after a Fox News poll conducted in April found a majority of voters believe the economy is in bad shape, with record numbers thinking things will get worse for their families and many thinking the White House won’t help.
Negative economic views outweighed positive views 3-to-1, with 21 percent saying it was in excellent/good shape and 78 percent saying it was only fair/poor.
That’s worse than the 33-66 percent approval rating Tump’s had at the end of his term in December 2020 and far worse than the pre-pandemic opinions.
In January 2020, 55 percent of American adults rated the economy positively, and a record 20 percent described economic conditions as “excellent.”
According to a Gallup poll last month, Biden’s declining job approval ratings are consistent with Americans’ increasingly negative views of the economy. It found that 16 percent rated the economy as excellent or good, 37 percent thought it was “fair,” and 47 percent who think it was bad.
Only 19 percent say the economy is getting better, but 75 percent say it’s getting worse. Gallup’s poll closed on the day Biden announced he would seek a second term in the White House, although other polls show a majority of those in his own party do not want him to run again.
A recent ABC News/Washington Post poll also found that most Americans believe Biden lacks the physical or mental capacity to serve a second term, with 63 percent of Americans not believing the 80-year-old President has enough “mental sharpness” to serve effectively.