Biden Tanks as Midterms Approach

Joe Biden

( – President Joe Biden’s approval rating has fallen again, a new public opinion poll has found. While the fall is modest, it keeps his popularity at the low end of his presidency.

According to the results from the latest Reuters and Ipsos poll, only 38% of American voters approve of Biden’s work in the White House.

The survey results show a decline of 3 percentage points compared with last week when the president’s popularity received a slight bump to reach 41%.

While Biden’s supporters have touted what they view as a “series of legislative victories” over recent weeks, the Democrat president’s approval has hovered below 40% since June.

It has been more than a year since Joe Biden’s approval rating tanked below 50% against the backdrop of spiking inflation, sky-high gas prices, a supply chain crisis, and the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Newsmax noted in a report.

Biden’s lowest ratings per the same Reuters and Ipsos poll stood at 36% in four weekly surveys conducted in May, June, and July of this year.

The report points out that this is near the lowest approval rating of former President Donald Trump, which was 33% and was registered in December 2017.

The respondents in this week’s Reuters/Ipsos poll ranked the economy as the biggest problem for the United States. That was the choice of one-third of the Republicans and a quarter of the Democrats polled in the survey.

Republican voters ranked both illegal immigration and crime on the second spot as each one of those topped concerns for about 10% of the GOP electorate.

The second biggest problem for the US, according to the Democrat voters, is the environment – chosen by one in eight Democrats, and the “end of national abortion rights,” which was selected by one in ten.

This week marked the first time the Reuters/Ipsos poll added “abortion rights” to the list of the most pressing problems for the United States after June’s ruling by the US Supreme Court, which made them a state-level issue after nearly 50 years of Roe v. Wade.

The entire list from which the respondents were asked to rank America’s most significant problems included the economy, crime, immigration, healthcare, and abortion.