Biden’s approval ratings plummet amid war, inflation fears in new public opinion poll


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President Biden’s jobs approval rating has fallen to 40%, the lowest level of his presidency, as the president continues to see support from key demographics like independents and minority voters erode ahead of the elections. midterm elections, according to a new poll.

Biden’s approval rating stands at 40%, up from 43% in January, while the number of voters disapproving rose a full percentage point to 55%, according to an NBC News poll released Sunday.

President Joe Biden speaks during a press conference, after a NATO summit and a Group of Seven meeting, at NATO headquarters in Brussels.
(AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

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Biden’s approval rating among black poll respondents fell two percentage points to 62%, while female respondents fell from 51% approval to 44%.

President Biden delivers a speech at the Royal Castle in Warsaw, Poland, Saturday, March 26, 2022.

President Biden delivers a speech at the Royal Castle in Warsaw, Poland, Saturday, March 26, 2022.
(AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Approval for the president among Latinos also fell 9 points to 39%, and 4 points among independent voters to 32%.

Republicans showed a 2-point lead over Democrats heading into the midterm elections, with 46% of respondents preferring a Republican-controlled Congress, compared with 44% who want Democrats to retain power, according to the poll.

Biden’s rating on the economy is also down 5 points, with just 33% saying they approve of the president’s performance on the issue, and 38% blaming the president for the rise in inflation, which hit 7.9. % in February.

President Joe Biden boards Air Force One to fly to Warsaw at Rzeszow-Jasionka Airport in Jasionka, Poland, March 25, 2022.

President Joe Biden boards Air Force One to fly to Warsaw at Rzeszow-Jasionka Airport in Jasionka, Poland, March 25, 2022.
(Reuters/Evelyn Hockstein)

Only 28% of those polled said they had “a lot” or “somewhat” confidence in Biden’s handling of the Russia-Ukraine crisis, and 44% said they had “very little” confidence in the president.

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The poll was conducted between March 18 and 22, ahead of the president’s trip to Europe to meet with allies over the Russia-Ukraine crisis, where he made multiple gaffes that warranted clarification from the Biden administration.

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