Joe Biden’s approval numbers are slipping, even among Democrats, according to a new poll.
The public’s concern is shifting to the economy as a top concern, which has never been one of Biden’s strong points.
In coming months, violent crime could move these numbers even further against Biden.
Poll: Biden Losing Support Among Democrats
Reuters/Ipsos released a new poll on Wednesday, and the results are less than kind to President Joe Biden. The poll in question was conducted June 11-17.
“U.S. President Joe Biden has seen an erosion in support since April, mainly from fellow Democrats, as his administration wrestles with Congress to make good on campaign promises and more Americans worry about an uneven economic recovery, Reuters/Ipsos polling shows,” a Reuters write-up reads.
Reuters has specifics from the poll:
The economy has replaced healthcare and disease as a top concern, with nearly a quarter of adults who were polled calling it the most important problem. A majority of Americans are worried about rising living costs, and the public is almost evenly split over how much the government should do to make things better, according to the poll.
Forty-eight percent of respondents said they approved of Biden’s handling of the economy, which is down 4 points from a similar survey that ran in April. The number of Americans who disapproved of Biden’s economic record rose 4 points to 43%…
Just 35% of the country thinks the U.S. economy is headed in the right direction, and 44% say they are “very concerned” that prices will keep rising, according to the Reuters/Ipsos poll.
Among Democrats, 78% said they approved of Biden’s economic agenda, down 7 points from April, while the number of Democrats who disapproved of his economic plan rose 6 points to 15%. That includes an 11-point drop in approval among Democrats under 40 years old, an 8-point drop in approval among minority Democrats and Democrats without a college degree.
Note that this is happening after Biden has been in office for only six months.
The political landscape could look even worse for Democrats next fall.