Biden’s Approval Rating Is 37% In Florida – Net Approval in Only 4 States


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Biden’s Approval Rating Is 37% In Florida – Net Approval in Only 4 States

Bottom Line: Fresh off of his divisive visit to Atlanta, in which he once again called for a federal takeover of elections and the end to the Senate filibuster, which isn’t even supported by several members of his own party in the Senate, came Wednesday. Joe Biden’s day began with news of inflation having hit another 40-year high at 7% and before long there was new polling from Quinnipiac which made news as just 33% of Americans approved of the job he was doing. While many questions remain for the third of the country who look at Joe Biden and say – yeah there’s winner... I took a deeper dive into the scope of Joe Biden’s problems and the implications for the midterm elections. For this cycle the polling I’ve found to be the most transparent and comprehensive is from online polling firm Civiqs. Their state-by-state and demographic breakouts are the best ongoing measures of what’s happening in Florida and across the country right now.

While low poll numbers nationally are one thing, what really matters is what’s happening in individual states. The news for Biden. It’s arguably worse than his overall national approval rating from Quinnipiac sounds. For context, Civiqs currently pegs Biden with a slightly more generous 36% approval rating nationally. As we look at individual states, we’ll start with Florida where Biden’s approval rating is just above the national approval rating at 37%. His net approval rating currently sits at –17% in our state. What’s more, Biden’s approval rating in Florida with independents is well worse than his overall rating at just 32%. Biden’s approval rating would be near non-existent if not for 76% of Florida’s Democrats saying they approve of his performance. Looking beyond our state, the biggest story is where he does still have net positive approval. The answer is next to nowhere.

The only states Biden maintains a net positive approval rating are:

  • Hawaii
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Vermont

That’s right, that’s it. Not California where his approval rating is 44% to 45% disapproval. Not New York where his approval rating is just 43%. That’s how devastating his presidency has been in under a year. He’s lost California and New York. For historical context, if there were a presidential election held today, a generic ballot Republican would be favored to win by a margin of 507–31. If that sounds absurd, just remember that Jimmy Carter failed so badly during his four years, that Ronald Reagan defeated him 489-49 and went on to win in 1984 by a 525–13 margin. The comparisons between Carter and Biden have been many. They’re equally failed presidents. The difference is it took Carter over three years to fail as badly as Biden’s done in under one. The implications for the midterms remain obvious in this context. As I recently outlined, any election won by a Democrat by 9 or fewer points two years ago would likely flip to a Republican today. Any election won by a Democrat by up to 18 points would be in play.


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