Joe Biden’s poll numbers have been sinking steadily for months, but a new Civiqs poll has some particularly bad news for him.
Biden is underwater in multiple states, even his home state of Delaware.
That’s got to sting.
Here are a few details from the poll:
NEW: @Civiqs / 04/06/2022
Biden Job Approval (-16)
34% – New Mexico
34% – Georgia
35% – Arizona
36% – Nevada
37% – Michigan
38% – Pennsylvania
40% – Wisconsinhttps://t.co/aNSbAOwZcv
— InteractivePolls (@IAPolls2022) April 7, 2022
Hot Air has more:
Civiqs is a longitudinal tracking poll, so movement in the numbers happens more gradually. Biden’s overall numbers have improved slightly over the last few weeks, but not by much — he was at 34/56 last month on overall approval. He’s underwater in most demos and underperforming among blacks (66/16) and Hispanics (46/41). Women have him underwater at 41/48, a result that has to have midterm organizers reaching for the Alka-Seltzer already.
The state data should generate next-level anxiety, though. Biden’s only above water in four states and only at majority approval in three: Hawaii (54/39), Massachusetts (50/38), Vermont (54/35), and Maryland (47/42). He’s tied at 45/45 in California and Illinois, and at 46/46 in Rhode Island. Apart from the atrocious levels in the Civiqs tweet, consider these results as well:
– Colorado: 40/51
– Connecticut: 42/48
– Delaware(!): 38/54
– Minnesota: 41/50
– Oregon: 41/48
– Virginia: 37/53
– Washington state: 44/47
Imagine being a Democratic president from a heavily blue state and being sixteen points underwater there, as Biden is in Delaware.And now imagine running as a Democrat for House and Senate races in all these states in anything but super-safe Democratic districts while voters revile your party leader even in the most sympathetic areas.
This is going to impact Biden’s party in the midterms.
He is like a political anchor around their necks and there are no signs of his numbers improving between now and November.