AP-NORC Poll: Biden approval ratings low but consistent

As in recent months, new polls show that only a quarter of American adults say economic conditions are good.

WASHINGTON — Following the party’s better-than-expected performance in the midterm elections, President Joe Biden is facing consistent but critical assessments of his leadership and the national economy.

A new poll from the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research shows that 43% of U.S. adults say they approve of the way Biden handles his job as president. while 55% disagree. The same goes for October, just weeks before the November 8 election that most Americans see as pivotal to the country’s future.

Only about a quarter say the country is on track or the economy is in good shape. Both measures were largely negative throughout the year as inflation tightened, but were more positive for much of Biden’s first year in office.

Mishana Conlee said she tries to be optimistic about next year, but she thinks things are deadlocked because “our president is incompetent” and mentally unfit for the White House. The 44-year-old South Bend, Indiana, woman said she’s frustrated by rising costs as she’s been forced to live from paycheck to paycheck as a dietary aide at a nursing home. .

“The more I worked, the more I couldn’t move forward,” Conlee said. Just like that.”

She doesn’t blame Biden for inflation, but “I feel like he’s not doing anything to change it,” said Conlee, an independent who voted for former President Donald Trump. know. Biden “doesn’t benefit us.”

The Biden administration in its second year in office has touted economic growth, a string of legislative victories and relative success for the president’s party in the midterm elections. But that has yet to translate into positive reviews from a pessimistic public.

Sarah Apwisch, 56, said: “I don’t understand why his approval rating is so low, while underscoring the government’s investments in infrastructure and computer chip technology.

Apwisch recognizes it’s been a “tough year” and higher prices, but she’s hopeful because of the midterm results as a Republican-turned-Democrat who worries about influence of the “Make America Great Again” movement on the Republican Party.

“We’re on the right track,” said Three Rivers, Michigan, a resident who works for the finance department of a market research firm. She is eager to see Democrats push a wide-ranging agenda, including codifying abortion rights.

Even as Republicans took control of the House, Democrats defied historical precedent to stifle Republican interests and even improve their Senate majority, which is reinforced This week’s overall victory for Senator Raphael Warnock, the only Democrat in Georgia this year to be elected statewide.

Glen McDaniel of Atlanta, who twice voted for Warnock, thinks the Biden administration has moved the country forward and weathered the economic storm the best it can.

“I think this administration has done the best it can” to combat inflation, the Democrat said.

But McDaniel, a 70-year-old medical research scientist, also thinks the nation is facing “social headwinds” that he wants Biden and the party to prioritize.

“I think the Democrats could be a little more aggressive” in legislating on issues like marriage equality, reproductive rights and electoral reform, he said.

The poll found that a majority of Democrats and Republicans both think things are going wrong in the country, possibly for different reasons.

But Democrats have shown renewed faith in Biden, lifting his overall job approval rating after slumping over the summer. Even so, 43% approval in the new survey is still slightly depressed compared with 48% a year ago and much lower than 60% almost two years ago, a month after he took office.

77% of Democrats, but only 10% of Republicans, endorse Biden.

While many Americans don’t entirely blame Biden for high inflation, this year’s AP-NORC poll shows Biden is consistently hit by his handling of the economy.

As in recent months, new polls show that just one-quarter of American adults think economic conditions are good, while three-quarters think economic conditions are bad. Nine out of 10 Republicans, along with about six in 10 Democrats, say the economy is in bad shape. The economy’s ratings have soured amid record-high inflation, even as Biden encouraged falling gas prices and unemployment as low as 3.7%.

Joshua Steffens doubts that the job market is as good as the indicators suggest. The 47-year-old man from St. Augustine, Florida, said he has been unemployed and has struggled to find a job in information technology since September.

“Even though they are trying to claim that everything is going well,” Steffens said, “in the trenches, it doesn’t seem to be exactly that.”

Republicans said Biden’s shopping and vacations, recorded on the radio news, were “deaf”.

Steffens said he and his wife are experiencing growing grocery and electricity costs, and relying on his wife’s income has “put pressure on” for their holiday shopping. He doesn’t think Biden is handling high inflation well.

“If he has policies that he’s trying to pass, they’re not working right now,” Steffens said.

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Edmund DeMarche

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