Joe Biden’s approval ratings are at their lowest since taking office, and Democrats face a midterm crisis?

2022-05-01 0 By

According to A recent Reuters/Ipsos national poll, US President Joe Biden’s approval rating has dropped to 41%, the lowest level since he took office.The report notes this is a red flag for Democrats, who could lose control of Congress in the November 8 midterm elections.File photo: US President Joe Biden.The poll, conducted February 2-3, found that only 41 percent approved of Biden’s performance in office, while 56 percent disapproved.In the previous week’s poll, Biden’s approval rating was 45 percent to 50 percent.The poll also showed that about six in 10 respondents believe the country is headed in the wrong direction, and they list the economy and public health as their top priorities.Biden’s approval rating stayed above 50 percent during his first months in office, but began to decline in mid-August 2021 due to the resurgence of the epidemic and the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, according to the report.Democrats are increasingly concerned that popular discontent with Mr. Biden could cost the party its majority in Congress.If Republicans take control of either the House or the Senate, Biden’s legislative agenda will have a hard time succeeding.(Chinanews.com)