Only nine months into his presidency, Joe Biden is suffering his lowest job approval numbers to date.
According to the latest Economist/YouGov issued on Wednesday, Biden’s job approval rating has plummeted to just 39%.
Biden has seen steadily declining approval numbers since his botched withdrawal from Afghanistan.
This week Biden's approval ratings sink to the worst of his presidency
— YouGov America (@YouGovAmerica) September 8, 2021
Several Factors In Play
In the latest poll, those who disapproved came in at 49%, and 12% said they were unsure.
Biden’s approval rating dropped by six percent since the previous week’s poll by the same group.
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A handful of different issues are causing Biden’s job approval numbers to tank.
As breakthrough cases of COVID continue among the vaccinated and Americans expect mask and vaccine mandates at work or at their child’s school, a recent Gallup poll showed that a huge number of Americans, 42%, don’t see the Biden administration as having a clear path to combating the virus.
Another big factor is the economy. The August jobs report said that only 235,000 jobs were added to the economy, much lower than the 720,000 that were estimated – and despite the number of job openings hovering around 10 million.
But by far, the disastrous withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan was the driving force behind the job approval implosion.
The @nytimes hasn't updated their "live" tracking of Joe Biden's approval ratings in nearly 4 months.
It couldn't possibly be due to Biden's rapidly falling approval ratings, could it? https://t.co/Lh8Ccai7TA
— NewsBusters (@newsbusters) September 4, 2021
A Look At Swing Districts
Joe Biden’s approval numbers are down in many of the swing districts he won in the 2020 presidential election. The largest change can be seen in Michigan’s 8th district, where Biden’s job approval is down to 42%.
The numbers are down between three and seven points in Florida’s 7th, Michigan’s 11th, Virginia’s 2nd, and Washington’s 8th. Joe Biden carried all of these districts in 2020, and currently all are represented by Democrats.
And in what might be a preview of things to come for Democrats, Biden is down eight points in Iowa’s 3rd district, a district represented by a Democrat, but one that Donald Trump carried in 2020.
This is what REGRET looks like. Biden's poll #s crater to the basement amid his numerous domestic and international crises. The first step to putting a check on this disastrous administration is taking back the House & Senate in next year's midterms. https://t.co/tTRoGa3SsA
— New York GOP (@NewYorkGOP) September 9, 2021
Will Biden Run In 2024?
A recent poll by Emerson College said that if the 2024 presidential election were held today, Donald Trump would edge out Joe Biden 47% to 46%. That is, provided that both run in 2024.
Donald Trump has hinted that he is in for 2024. Many other possible GOP contenders have not or will not say if they are contemplating a run until Trump makes any announcement.
Joe Biden will turn 79 in a few weeks, already making him the oldest president. The state of the country by that time and any possible health issues could be the decision makers for Biden.
The Democrats are already uneasy about the 2022 midterms. By 2024 the last thing they may may need is for Joe Biden to run for re-election.
Some pundits at ABC seemed shocked to see recent polls showing Joe Biden's' approval ratings tanking. https://t.co/PvZRpzuu46
— MediaResearchCenter (@theMRC) September 5, 2021
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