Biden approval rating sinks to a new low as just 25% of voters say he’s handled inflation well: Poll

Can Biden’s polls get ANY worse? Approval sits at 38% – lowest of any President at this point – just 25% think he has done a good job on inflation and most think the country is in the worst place it has been since 2009

  • The latest survey from CNN and SSRS polled 1,459 people across June and July
  • It shows President Joe Biden with the highest disapproval rating and lowest approval rating of his time in the White House so far 
  • A majority of Americans also disapprove of his handling of immigration, Russia’s war on Ukraine, and the economy, and most think he’s not focused on big issues
  • Another new survey shows Biden polling under 50% in all but six US states

President Joe Biden saw his approval rating slip among Democrats and people of color in the latest devastating poll from CNN and SSRS

President Joe Biden’s approval plummeted to 38 percent in a Monday poll that also suggested Americans have little confidence in the commander-in-chief’s stewardship of the US economy. 

A whopping 62 percent of respondents to the new CNN/SSRS survey said they disapprove of Biden’s job in office so far – the highest so far since CNN began asking the question in March 2021. 

Just a quarter of voters surveyed are happy with how the president has navigated inflation. 

The poll was taken June 13 through July 13 and released on the heels of a devastating consumer price index report that showed the cost of goods increased 9.1 percent last month over the year prior. It was the biggest spike seen since 1981. 

Americans’ dissatisfaction appears to extend to the country as a whole – the CNN poll found that 79 percent of people believe things are going badly for the US, a level not seen since February 2009, during the Great Recession.

The Monday poll shows Biden underwater with voters on a range of major issues – with disapproval of his handling of Russia’s war in Ukraine, US immigration, inflation and the economy all hovering above 50 percent.

Just 31 percent of people believe the president ‘has had the right priorities.’ That’s lower than the share of voters who said the same thing about Donald Trump in November 2018, and August and September of 2017. 

Sixty-eight percent said Biden is not paying attention to the nation’s worst problems.

The devastating feedback shows Biden’s pledge to have a ‘laser focus’ on inflation has yet to resonate with voters. The poll also indicates Americans are skeptical of how much impact he’s having.

One in three people still back Biden’s handling of the economy, while 69 percent indicated the opposite.

The Democrat’s popularity with voters is increasingly critical as November’s midterm elections approach, as his party faces an uphill battle to hold onto their thin Congressional majority.

But Monday’s poll shows those odds growing increasingly slim. Biden’s approval among fellow Democrats, while still strong, plummeted by 13 points from CNN’s previous survey in April and May to its current 73 percent.

Inflation in the U.S. rose to 9.1 percent in June, the highest since 1981 and above what economist had predicted

Inflation in the U.S. rose to 9.1 percent in June, the highest since 1981 and above what economist had predicted

The left is also growing frustrated with Biden’s handling of the economy, with his support there dropping by nine percentage points from 71 to 62.

The president’s job approval among people of color fell into negative territory for the first time, hitting 45 percent after sitting at 54 percent in the spring.

It comes after another new poll, conducted by Morning Consult, showed Biden’s approval rating under 50 percent in all but six states.

And other surveys suggest that voters don’t have much hope of the president turning the tide.

More than six in 10 Democrat voters polled in a New York Times/Siena College poll released last week said they would prefer a new nominee other than Biden to run for president in 2024.

Biden so far intends to run for another term but is facing pervasive doubts over his competence and age – given that he will be an octogenarian before his first four-year stint is up.