The Washington Post reported Sunday that anonymous officials within the Biden administration believe that “the state of affairs cannot get worse” for the White House. According to them, Biden and the Democrats have “hit their floor in negative approval ratings.”
Biden’s approval rating has gotten steadily worse since June. According to the RealClearPolitics average of recent polls, Biden hit his lowest average approval rating, 41.9 percent, on Tuesday. The president also hit the greatest difference between his average approval and disapproval numbers, a margin of 10.8 percentage points, on Tuesday. In addition, Biden’s average disapproval rating tied for the highest ever on Tuesday, 52.7 percent, matching that of Sunday, when the Post reported that officials believed things couldn’t possibly get worse.
Similarly, FiveThirtyEight’s average of recent polls showed that Biden hit his highest average disapproval rating on Tuesday: 51.7 percent. FiveThirtyEight showed that Biden had a 42.8 percent approval rating Tuesday, which is higher than his lowest-ever 42.5 percent approval rating, reported on November 11.
The Biden officials told the Post that they believe the president’s position will improve as the supply chain crisis fades, inflation eases, and the COVID-19 pandemic recedes.
Some experts have predicted that the supply chain crisis could endure into 2023. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said November 1 that she expects inflation to come down from its 31-year high in the second half of 2022. According to the CDC, 68.4 percent of Americans have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, yet the seven-day average of daily deaths from the disease remains around 1,000.
The secretary of transportation during the Obama administration, Anthony Foxx, told the Washington Post that he believes “Folks need to calm down” over their worries about Biden’s dismal approval numbers.
“That’s the main thing the Democratic Party needs to do. Stop bloviating over ‘the sky is falling.’ It’s not falling,” he said.
“Biden has made some extremely tough decisions in his first year in office,” Foxx continued, “and it’s natural that the public will look at those changes in the composite and be somewhat skeptical of them.”
Biden officials were hopeful that the House’s passage of the infrastructure bill would help improve things for the administration, but a Washington Post-ABC News poll taken after the passage of the bill showed that Biden’s approval rating fell to 41 percent, with 53 percent disapproving. It was a new low for that poll.
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