Biden’s approval rating plummets to its lowest point in CBS News’ latest poll

President Biden’s popularity has fallen to its lowest level ever in a CBS News/YouGov poll on Sunday — just 42% of Americans approve of Biden’s achievement, while 58% disapprove of him.

Biden’s approval rating is low across the board, including among demographics that generally support Democrats, including ethnic minorities and young people.

People under 30 gave Biden a firm thumbs down — 57 percent said they disapproved of the president’s performance and just 43 percent said they approved of the president’s performance.

A 54 percent majority of Hispanics and 33 percent of African Americans said they oppose Biden — and 22 percent of people who voted for Biden in 2020 also oppose it.

The results of the early April survey reflect poor nationwide sentiment as inflation and illegal immigration hit four-decade highs — with even larger increases expected — as COVID-19-related restrictions drag on and violent crime remains high.

About 69 percent of respondents disapproved of Biden’s handling of inflation, which hit an annual rate of 7.9 percent in February. Even among Democrats, 41 percent disapproved of Biden’s approach to inflation.

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Border Patrol officers detain illegal immigrants shortly after crossing the border from Mexico into the United States.
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A 54 percent majority of Hispanics no longer approve of Biden.
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The CBS poll polled US citizens and unregistered voters or likely voters, making it difficult to determine the precise impact on the November midterm election, which is expected to win Republicans.

The overall results reflect a slight, but not statistically significant, decrease in Biden’s approval rating. CBS found 43 percent approval for Biden in February and March — but the previous results are within the 2.8 percentage point error margin of the last poll.

Biden won more votes than any other presidential candidate in history less than two years ago — when mail-in pandemic voting and a close race sent turnout soaring. But his approval rating plummeted less than a year after taking office during the chaotic US withdrawal from Afghanistan.

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The 22 percent of people who voted for Biden in 2020 also reject him.
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U.S. Marines guide evacuees in support of evacuation from Afghanistan at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan.
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Although the withdrawal from Afghanistan was broadly supported in principle, it was marred by a desperate rush by US citizens and Afghans to Kabul airport after US-backed Afghan President Ashraf Ghani fled – reportedly with a large amount of cash. A terrorist attack on Kabul airport killed 13 US soldiers.

The CBS results are consistent with other recent polls. The RealClearPolitics average sees Biden’s approval rating at 41.4 percent — just slightly higher than his all-time low 39.8 percent average approval rating in early February.

Biden’s dismal approval rating could add to Democrats’ woes in the midterm elections. A president’s party is at a severe disadvantage to win midterm elections. However, Senate elections depend heavily on the qualities of a party’s candidate and which states are electing a senator that year. In 2018, despite losing the House of Representatives, Republicans were able to win two Senate seats and retain control of the upper house. Donald Trump’s average approval rating on Election Day 2018 was 43.5 percent. Biden’s approval rating plummets to its lowest point in CBS News’ latest poll


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