Newly released polling data shows President Joe Biden’s approval rating has dipped even more as Republican approvals have risen.
Rasmussen Reports found that “38% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Biden’s job performance.”
“Sixty percent (60%) disapprove,” Rasmussen added. “The latest figures include 17% who Strongly Approve of the job Biden is doing and 50% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -33.”
Only 23% of Americans say the country is headed in the right direction as Democrats control Washington.
Meanwhile, Republican support has grown, potentially hinting at what is to come in November.
“The 2022 midterm elections are now 151 days away, and Republicans have a nine-point lead in their bid to recapture control of Congress,” Rasmussen said. “The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that, if the elections for Congress were held today, 48% of Likely U.S. Voters would vote for the Republican candidate, while 39% would vote for the Democrat. Just four percent (4%) would vote for some other candidate, but another nine percent (9%) are not sure.”
The change in American sentiment has occurred alongside record high gas prices and soaring inflation. Polling shows Americans largely blame Biden for those price hikes.
A Rasmussen Reports survey from late April found Americans blame Biden for gas price hikes.
“President Joe Biden has tried to shift blame for the spike in gasoline prices, but most voters aren’t buying his excuses,” the group said. “The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 84% of Likely U.S. Voters believe the rising price of gasoline, home heating oil and other petroleum products is a serious problem, including 61% who say it’s a Very Serious Problem. Only 15% don’t think rising fuel prices are a serious problem.”