(TheDailyHorn.com) – It wasn’t so long ago that President Joe Biden enjoyed a honeymoon period with US voters. It didn’t last long. In fact, it may be the shortest presidential honeymoon on record. Usually, voters give a president the benefit of the doubt in the first year of a first term. In May, the RealClearPolitics average of polls gave the Commander in Chief a solid 55% approval rating.
In August, cracks began to emerge as Biden’s poll numbers started to drop. Apologists for Biden and his administration excused the decline as temporary and tied to the horrendous military withdrawal from Afghanistan. Fast forward to early December, and Biden’s numbers are among the worst in the history of presidential approval polls.
4.6% No Opinion,
— Robert C. Cahaly (@RobertCahaly) December 1, 2021
On Wednesday, December 2, the Trafalgar Group released a new poll. It showed that Biden’s support had collapsed to 36.3%, and that his disapproval rating was 59.1%. Strikingly, only 4.6% of respondents said they didn’t have an opinion of the president.
Once again, Biden is getting hammered by independent voters. Only 29.3% of them approved of the president, while 62.1% disapproved. Without independent support, it’s impossible to win an election in any federal or state office.
The most recent poll from Quinnipiac, a polling company that tends to favor Democrats, said Biden’s approval ratings were an abysmal 38%, which supports the findings of the Trafalgar poll. If Biden doesn’t recover quickly, the numbers could bake in and hurt Democrats badly in the 2022 midterm elections, which political scientists and analysts often say is a referendum on a president’s first two years in office.
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