Despite only being nine months into his presidency, America is not impressed with how things are going. The biggest issue, which could really hurt democrats, is that independents are turning on Biden. They seem to be seeing the incompetence and chaos.
An NBC News poll out on October 31 finds 54% of Americans disapprove of Biden’s performance. The same survey had Biden with a favorable / unfavorable rating of 40% / 48%, almost identical to Trump in the same survey.
The same NBC News poll has 70% of independents and 48% of Democrats believing the nation is headed in the wrong direction. This is not good for Biden. But it gets worse, only 18% strongly approve of Biden while 46% strongly disapprove.
A Gallup poll has Biden at 42% approval rating, the lowest for any President since 1953, except for Trump who clocked in a 37%. FiveThirtyEight’s poll has Biden at a 51% disapproval rating and Real Clear Politics at 52% disapproval.
It seems a large issue for Biden is his plan for a large expansion of government at a time that the nation seems to be uninterested the expansion of government. Gallup found 52% of Americans think the government is “doing too many things”, the opposite of last year when the thought was the government should do more.
As the President talks more and more about compromise and meeting in the middle, it seems he is only trying to compromise with the diehard loyalists, ignoring the majority of voters.