2022 Opens With Joe Biden Flopping in the Polls

The first 2022 poll from Quinnipiac University shows that President Joe Biden’s numbers continue to drop.

The president’s approval rating stood at 33 percent, down from 36 percent in November.

Democrats’ support for Biden has dipped. In November, 87 percent of Democrats approved of Biden. Now that number has dropped with 75 percent approval.

Biden is also fading in key areas. When it comes to the economy, 57 percent disapprove of his handling of it and a majority of those surveyed–54 percent–think the economy is getting worse.

A majority of those surveyed–54 percent–disapprove of Biden’s handling of foreign policy while 55 percent disapprove of his handling of the COVID pandemic.

Among younger voters, Biden’s numbers have plummeted.

Only 24 percent of voters ages 18 to 34 approved of the president’s job performance. With voters between the ages 35 to 49, Biden does slightly better but only 30 percent of these voters approve of him.

Hispanic voters have also soured on Biden, giving him a dismal 28 percent approval rating.

A plurality of voters–49 percent–believe Biden is doing more to divide the country than unite it while 42 percent say he’s doing more to unite the country.

Asked if Biden is being too liberal, 41 percent said yes, 38 percent say he’s in the right political position and 9 percent think he is too conservative.

The poll also looked at if former President Donald Trump should run again in 2024. Trump retains support among Republicans with 69 percent of them saying he should make another bid for the White House while 23 percent oppose him running again. But that is down from a Quinnipiac poll in October when 78 percent of Republicans wanted Trump to run in 2024 and 16 percent opposed it.

Overall, most voters–59 percent–said they would not support Trump in 2024.

According to the poll, most voters do not think highly of the two major parties. A majority of those surveyed 62 percent say the Democratic Party is more committed to individual politicians than the principles of the U.S. Constitution, though 30 percent disagree.

The GOP does better but 56 percent of voters said the Republican Party is more committed to individual politicians than the principles of the U.S. Constitution while 36 percent disagree.

Political division in the U.S. is expected to increase. A majority of those surveyed–53 percent –believe political divisions in the country will get worse with 28 percent expecting them to remain the same and 15 percent expecting them to go down.

The survey of 1,313 American adults was taken from Jan. 7 through Jan. 10 and had a margin of error of +/- 2.7 percent.

Ed Dean
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