Do reporters and viewers care about the same things? And when there’s a mismatch, what should the media do differently? pic.twitter.com/kvAvAvro6r— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) January 23, 2022
We’ve been saying here at Poll Watch that Joe Biden’s approval rating likely hadn’t hit rock bottom yet and that the recent Quinnipiac poll which knocked him all the way down to 33% was likely a leading indicator of a further downward movement into the high 30s.
“President Biden’s approval rating hit a new low in the latest Harvard CAPS/Harris Poll as the White House faces crises on multiple fronts.
Biden’s approval rating fell to 39 percent in the poll, which was released exclusively to The Hill. Of that, 18 percent of registered voters said they strongly approve of the job he’s doing, while 21 percent say they somewhat approve. Meanwhile, 53 percent said they somewhat or strongly disapprove of his job performance.
That number is six points down from his approval rating in November, when he was at 45 percent, while his disapproval rating ticked up from 51 percent two months ago. His 39 percent approval rating is the lowest since the poll first started gauging it in March. …”
Joe Biden is now down to 39% in the Harris Poll.
A few days ago, Trafalgar had his approval rating drifting down to 38.7% and Politico/Morning Consult had him at only 40% at the beginning of the second quarter of the Biden presidency.
It also looks like Joe Biden only rented the suburbs.
“President Biden and Democrats appear to be losing ground with independent and suburban voters ahead of November’s midterm elections, according to a new Harvard CAPS-Harris Poll survey released exclusively to The Hill on Monday.
Fifty-six percent of suburban voters said they believe former President Trump was a better president than President Biden, while 44 percent said they believed Biden was the better president. Among voters labeled “Independent or other,” 55 percent said they believed Trump was the better president and 45 percent said they believed Biden was the better president.
Meanwhile, 57 percent of suburban voters said they are more likely to vote for a Republican candidate in the midterms, while 43 percent said they would be more likely to vote for a Democratic candidate. The poll found the same results among voters labeled “Independent or other.”
A year after 1/6, suburban voters are saying that the Joe Biden presidency has been such a disappointment that at this point they would take Trump and the GOP back.