It looks like Joe-mentum may be slowing.
According to a new opinion poll conducted by Reuters/Ipsos, Biden has slid back down to 38% job approval after ticking up a few notches to 41%; Biden has been mostly below 40% since mid-June.
Biden’s bad polling numbers are expected to cost Democrats the House and possibly the Senate in November.
Biden’s overall approval rating has been below 50% for over a year as Americans have grappled with high rates of inflation and an economy scarred by the COVID-19 health crisis. Biden’s lowest ratings of 36% – in four weekly polls in May, June and July – rivaled the lows of his predecessor, Donald Trump, whose popularity bottomed out at 33% in December 2017.
When poll respondents this week were asked to rank the nation’s biggest problems, the economy topped concerns, with a third of Republicans and a quarter of Democrats pointing to it as the top issue.
For Republicans, the next most pressing problems were immigration and crime, each of which topped concerns for about one in 10 Republicans.
Among Democrats, about one in eight saw the environment as the top issue, and about one in 10 pointed to the end of national abortion rights. Reuters/Ipsos this week added abortion rights to a list of concerns for Americans to rank, a list that also includes immigration and healthcare, as the issue has attracted more attention since a June U.S. Supreme Court decision ending the nationwide constitutional right to abortion.
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