President Joe Biden continues to be very unpopular with Americans. In fact, having held out during the midterm elections last November was not enough to get back on top: last week, as reported by the agency Reutersthe approval rating of the White House tenant has (almost) reached the lowest level of approval since the January 2021 settlement: only 40% of those interviewed approve of his work.
Above all, the investigation by special prosecutor Robert Hur into the classified documents found in Biden’s former office in Washington, DC, and in the garage of his home in Delaware weighs heavily. Biden started 2023 buoyed by unexpectedly good midterm election results for Democrats. Inflation in the United States has also decreased, while a contentious Republican Party took days to elect the speaker of the House, Kevin McCarthy, disliked by the more radical Trumpians. But polls in recent weeks suggest that these factors may not have significantly changed public sentiment towards the president as he gears up for re-election.
The president does badly in the polls: he would lose against Trump
Taking office amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the 80-year-old US president plummeted in the polls after the US’s inglorious and messy exit from Afghanistan. Due to the economic crisis and inflation, Biden’s approval rating fell as much as 36% in May and June. According to the latest Emerson College poll, 44 percent of voters approve of the job he’s doing as president, while 48 percent disapprove of what he’s done.
Although in recovery compared to recent weeks, according to the Emerson survey Biden would lose in a hypothetical presidential challenge against Donald Trump by about three percentage points (41% for Biden against 44% for the Republican challenger). 10% would support someone else and 4% are undecided.
Compared to last November, Trump’s support increased by three percentage points, from 41% to 44%, while that of the incumbent president fell by 4 percentage points, from 45% to 41%. In a hypothetical matchup between Biden and DeSantis, the Democratic president would lead by less than a percentage point, 40% versus the Florida governor’s 39%..
“Inappropriate handling of classified documents”
According to a survey conducted by ABC Newsthe vast majority of Americans think he is the president Joe Biden that former President Donald Trump did so”inappropriate” in managing the classified material, although a large part of public opinion, in comparing the two events, considers the conduct of the former Republican president more serious.CopyAMP code
Meanwhile, some members of his party have made harsh criticisms of the head of state, as reported by the agency Novaespecially after the long search carried out by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in Biden’s home, which led to the discovery of new confidential presidential documents.
“I am very worried“, the senator said yesterday Jon Tester of Montana, one of the Democratic parliamentarians who next year will have to face difficult re-election campaigns in US states with a Republican majority. “We need to ascertain what the hell happened, and why“, added the senator, according to which the discovery of confidential documents in the home and in an office of the president constitutes “a matter of national security“.