(PresidentialInsider.com)- A new survey finds that Joe Biden’s popularity hit a low point in May. Even Democrats are growing pessimistic.
Only 39% of U.S. adults approve of Biden’s job performance, a drop from a month earlier.
2 in 10 Americans believe the U.S. is headed in the right direction or the economy is healthy, down from 3 in 10 a month ago. 33% of Democrats feel the country is moving in the right direction, down from 49% in April.
Biden’s support among Democrats is 73%, a dip from early in his presidency. Biden’s support among Democrats never went below 82% in 2021 AP-NORC surveys.
The findings reflect broad discontent in a country battling inflation, gun violence, a newborn formula scarcity, and a pandemic.
Milan Ramsey, a 29-year-old high school counselor and Democrat in Santa Monica, California, said he doesn’t know how much worse it can get. She and her husband had to move into her parents’ house to get help raising their infant son.
Ramsey said he’s broken every promise and thinks the stimulus checks were his last hurrah. She said that he is tired.
Biden is unpopular among Republicans. Less than 1 in 10 approve of the president’s economic management, the same as last month.
Republican nurse Gerry Toranzo in Chicago criticizes Biden for pinching pennies as gas prices soared during his presidency.
Toranzo, 46, blames Biden for delaying the Keystone XL project to Canada and limiting American oil output.
Two-thirds of Americans disapprove of Biden’s economic management. This grade has been stable in recent months but has risen during January and February.
There is evidence that Biden’s economic unpopularity has grown. 18% feel Biden’s measures have helped the economy, down from 24% in March. 51% believe they’ve hurt more than helped, while 30% say they’ve made little impact.
37% of Democrats believe Biden’s policies have helped more, while 18% say they’ve hurt more; 44% say they’ve made no difference.
Others blame inflation on Democrats.
Manuel Morales, an internet technician in Moline, Illinois, says the epidemic and Ukraine war has had a more significant impact than Biden’s policies. The 58-year-old Democrat questions the merits of Biden’s American Rescue Plan and stimulus cheques.
Morales said that It helped many, but some didn’t want to work. Morales attacks Biden on immigration, another president-vulnerable issue.
Morales is disappointed that migrants continue to enter the southern border, and just 38% support Biden on immigration. Morales, a Mexican immigrant, says the U.S. needs more border control to legalize meritorious illegal immigrants.
Morales said limitations are needed. “We can’t absorb Central America and Mexico,” he warned.
54% of Americans disapprove of Biden’s handling of the U.S.-Russia relationship. Since the Ukraine war began, it hasn’t changed. Democrats (73%) and Republicans (15%) approve.
Just 21% of Americans have “a lot of trust” in Biden’s ability to handle the Ukraine crisis; 39% have some, and 39% have none.
Charles Penn, a retired factory worker in Huntington, Indiana, likes Biden’s Ukraine performance. Penn, a Republican-leaning independent, is dissatisfied with Biden and blames him for rising expenses that have hurt his retirement.
“The Democrats have fouled things up…”
That about sums it up.