How Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’ approval rating compare

The majority of Americans disapprove of both President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, according to a series of devastating analyzes for Democrats.

FiveThirtyEight’s endorsement poll tracker, which takes a weighted average of polls, records a steady downward trend in endorsements for the pair.

According to FiveThirtyEight, Harris has seen a sharp drop in her approval ratings, with an updated average on April 21 that showed 58.1% disapproving of Harris compared to 32.1% who found her supportive, a net rating of – 26%.

The sudden spike reflects an April 18-20 outlying poll by the Trafalgar Group, a Republican Party partisan pollster FiveThirtyEight rates as A-, which found 63% of respondents disapproved of Harris.

US President Joe Biden delivers remarks, alongside US Vice President Kamala Harris, after signing HR 55, the ‘Emmett Till Anti-Lynching Act’ in the Rose Garden of the White House on March 29, 2022 in Washington, DC. Harris and Biden’s approval ratings are down.

However, even before this aberrant investigation was taken into account, Harris was underwater. On April 20, the average was 47.4% disapproval to 39.8% approval, giving him a negative net rating of -7.6%.

Harris has faced mounting criticism at home for her handling of the border crisis, now erupting again, which Biden had tasked her with overseeing. Additionally, his chief of staff Tina Flournoy is leaving the administration, the latest of several officials to resign from Harris’s office.

And the book to come This Won’t Pass: Trump, Biden, and the Battle for America’s Future by New York Times correspondents Jonathan Martin and Alexander say first lady Jill Biden objected to her husband choosing Harris as his running mate.

Biden also suffered a ratings slump, though his approval was generally higher than Harris’s. As of April 22, tracker FiveThirtyEight had Biden at 53% disapproval to 42.3% approval, a net rating of -10.7%.

The president’s approval numbers have remained in the low 40s since November last year, as the White House tried to battle record levels of inflation, aftershocks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russian-Russian war. Ukrainian in progress.

He has also so far failed to push his flagship “Build Back Better” agenda through Congress against stiff opposition in the Senate 50-50 from Republicans and two Democratic senators, Sen. Joe Manchin. (D-WV) and Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ).

The negative poll for Biden and Harris represents a broader downward trend for Democrats, who are fighting to keep majority control of Congress, which is under threat, with Republicans looking increasingly likely to do well in November.

Additionally, poor polls present another headache for Democrats ahead of the 2024 presidential election. Harris had been considered a successor to Biden, but the incumbent has reportedly signaled his intention to run against the Republican nominee in 2024.

Newsweek contacted the White House for comment.

Although there is no clear Republican candidate who will face the Democrats in 2024, former President Donald Trump remains a hugely popular figure within his party and is showing signs that he is considering running again.

Earlier this month, a Morning Consult survey found that Trump had strong ratings among Republicans in Georgia (86%), North Carolina (87%), Ohio (80%) and Pennsylvania ( 77%).

But, the same survey found that Trump’s favor was down slightly in Georgia and Ohio compared to January 2021, when he polled 89% and 81%, respectively.


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