While a few polls show favorable numbers for President Joe Biden despite the struggles his administration’s facing, the average of these polls calculated by FiveThirtyEight touts his approval rating going on a new low at 43.4%.
The president’s average approval numbers have been steadily going down since the middle of March – the time it peaked at 55%. Biden’s average rating has since gone down to 43.4%, giving him the largest net unfavorable rating within his first 10 months in office.
Biden has received a majority of disapproval, which is now at 50.6% on average. This surged from a low of 36% back when he first acted as president. Since then, these numbers have steadily become bigger.
Joe Biden's approval rating is in absolute freefall. There has not been a decline of this magnitude since 1953.
The American people will speak in November 2022 & I certainly wouldn't want to be on the side that has to try and defend the stuff happening in this country right now.
— Sam Brown (@CaptainSamBrown) October 23, 2021
The biggest blow to the Biden administration happened in August. In the middle of this one, a chaotic Afghanistan evacuation took place back-to-back with the rapid surge in COVID-19 cases and deaths.
The bellwether gubernatorial elections happening during an off-year in the states of Virginia and New Jersey are underway prior to November’s election in two Democratic-run states. However, if the GOP comes out victorious in both races, it would serve as a referendum on the hardships the current administration is facing.
This could cause the narrow margins of Democrats in both chambers of congress at risk in 2022.
Terry McAuliffe (D) and Glenn Youngkin ® are neck and neck, with around 48% support each. There is only a week to go for this race, per a Cygnal survey rolled out on Sunday.
According to the New York Post, McAuliffe said: “We got to get Democrats out to vote. We are facing a lot of headwinds from Washington.”
He went on to say that “As you know, the president is unpopular today, unfortunately, here in Virginia. So we have got to plow through.”
Biden has come out victorious against former President Donald Trump. The current president won over Trump by 11 points in Virginia.