President Joe Biden‘s approval ratings were about as frigid as the temperature off the Atlantic Coast near his Delaware beach home as they dropped to a mere 38 percent, according to a poll conducted after Republicans surged at the ballot box last week.
The USA TODAY/Suffolk University poll found that 59 percent of the 1,000 voters surveyed say they disapprove of the president and 66 percent say the United States is headed in the wrong the direction.
Thirty-nine percent indicated they don’t want Biden to run for re-election in 2024, while 50 percent said they hope he does.
Analysts say the survey shows possible problems Democrats could face ahead of the November 2022 midterm elections.
Meanwhile, as Americans are questioning his leadership, Biden and his wife, First Lady Jill Biden, left Washington DC and traveled to their home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.
President Joe Biden’s approval ratings were about as frigid as the temperature off the Atlantic Coast near his Delaware beach home as they dropped to a mere 38 percent
As Americans are questioning his leadership, Biden and his wife, First Lady Jill Biden, left Washington DC and traveled to their home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. The couple was spotted walking along the beach and taking a selfie on Sunday
The couple was spotted walking along the beach and taking a selfie on Sunday after they had delayed plans to travel Friday evening so that the president could speak with House leaders about his infrastructure plan.
The Bidens left for their weekend trip on Saturday.
Their trip came just one day after the poll, which was conducted Wednesday through Friday, revealed declining support for the president and his party.
Of the surveyed Americans, 46 percent said if the midterms were held today they would vote for the Republican congressional candidate over the Democratic.
Thirty-eight percent indicated they would vote Democrat.
‘I think this country is moving in a direction that is dangerous,’ survey-taker Tony Emmi, 62, of Delaware, shared.
Emmi voted for Biden in 2020 because he believed Trump was ‘deceitful’ and ‘malicious’. However, now he believes that the president hasn’t held his party accountable to get things done.
Lynda Ensenat, 54, a Trump voter from Louisiana, said Biden has ‘been wrong on absolutely everything he’s touched.’
‘There’s a whole lot going wrong in this society right now, and all the Democrat liberals – that’s what they’re 100% for.’
The president’s approval ratings have dropped to 38 percent, according to the USA TODAY/Suffolk University poll
The poll found that 59 percent of the 1,000 voters surveyed say they disapprove of the president and 66 percent say the United States is headed in the wrong the direction
Meanwhile, the poll indicated that Congress only has 12 percent approval rating. Seventy-five percent of surveyors said they disapprove of the current Congress.
Congressional Democrats were favored at 29 percent and Republicans at 35 percent.
Analysts predict Democrats could see a rebound in ratings since the House passed a $1.2trillion infrastructure bill late Friday.
The survey, which was gathered prior to the infrastructure bill’s passage, showed that Americans backed the legislation by 2 to 1 (or 61 percent to 32 percent).
‘We’re not keeping our infrastructure updated – I don’t mean currently updated, I mean since 1930, some of these things have been in place,’ Kathleen Loyd, 70, of Missouri, argued.
Of those who back the bill, a third identified as Republicans.
However, the poll also revealed that Americans are ‘closely divided’ on Biden’s $1.85trillion social spending plan.
Forty-seven percent of people support the bill and 44 percent oppose the plan.
Regardless of the opposition from legislators and American citizens alike, Biden is still urging the House to pass his $1.75trillion Build Back Better plan.
Meanwhile, Biden is still urging the House to pass his $1.75trillion Build Back Better plan which, according to the poll, only has a 47 percent approval rating
The push to pass the plan – which aims to expand funding for social issues such as healthcare, family care and climate change – significantly delayed the House’s approval of the infrastructure bill.
The bill, which was passed Friday, offered Biden a jolt of good news after sobering election losses for the Democratic Party last week and a drop in his approval ratings.
He is expected to visit the Port of Baltimore on Wednesday to discuss how the recently legislation will help the American people by upgrading ports and strengthening supply chains.
The bipartisan infrastructure bill, which had passed the Senate in August, would fund a massive upgrade of America’s roads, bridges, airports, seaports and rail systems, while also expanding broadband internet service.
The bill will create jobs by modernizing roads and bridges and transforming the transportation system.
Biden on Saturday called the bill a once-in-a-generation investment and said he would sign the bill soon in a formal ceremony that highlights all the bi-partisan legislators who worked on it.
Meanwhile, on Sunday, Virginia‘s two senators said Sunday they are still reeling after their party’s losses in Tuesday’s election, claiming Democrats would have won in the state if the bipartisan infrastructure deal passed before Election Day.
‘I think congressional Democrats blew the timing,’ Virginia Senator Tim Kaine told CBS’ Face the Nation on Sunday morning.
‘We should have passed these bills in early October,’ he added of the bipartisan infrastructure bill and the social spending and welfare package. ‘If we had, it would have helped Terry McAuliffe probably win the governor’s race.’
He also said the win would have been ‘good for President Biden.’
Republican newcomer Glenn Youngkin (left) upset former Virginia Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe (right) in Tuesday’s gubernatorial election in the state Biden won by 10 points in 2020
On Tuesday, former Democratic Virginia Governor Terry Mcauliffe lost his bid for his old seat against Republican newcomer Glenn Youngkin in a state Biden won by 10 points in 2020.
The party is now eager to show it can move forward on the president’s agenda, and fend off Republicans in the 2022 midterm elections when control of the House and Senate will be on the line.
When Kaine’s colleague, Virginia Senator Mark Warner, was asked if McAuliffe would have won if the infrastructure was passed before Election Day, he said: ‘Absolutely.’
‘The voters of Virginia and the voters of America gave us the presidency, the Senate and the House. They expected us to produce,’ the Democratic senator said.
Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia said Sunday ‘congressional Democrats blew the timing’ of voting for the infrastructure bill, claiming it hurt Democrats in his state’s election last week
Fellow Virginia Democratic Senator Mark Warner said that Terry McAuliffe would have ‘absolutely’ won the gubernatorial race in his state on Tuesday if his party passed the infrastructure bill in the House before Election Day
‘They have been hearing about this bipartisan infrastructure bill for months,’ he explained to CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday morning. ‘And I’m very proud of the bill. I was one of the so-called gang of 10 that put it together. Is it perfect? No. But it is the first time in 50 years, 50 years, we have made this kind of investment.’
‘What you’re saying is that the Democrats, who control Congress, the Democrat in the White House, by not getting this done, they’re responsible for Terry McAuliffe’s defeat,’ CNN anchor Dana Bash posed to Warner.
All three Republican candidates for governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general in Virginia were successful in their bids on Tuesday – drastically shifting the momentum of a state that started leaning blue in recent elections.
Many legislators feel that if the infrastructure bill could have been passed before last week’s election in Virginia, Democrats could have had bigger wins in the state.