Biden’s Approval Ratings Stall According to CNN Poll
President Joe Biden’s approval ratings have stalled, and only a third of Americans believe he deserves re-election, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS. The survey, which was conducted throughout March, found that his approval rating was at 42%, with 57% disapproving.
The poll suggests that before the indictment of Donald Trump, Biden’s uptick in ratings had stalled, and his handling of major issues such as immigration, the economy, and gun policy received significantly less approval than his overall rating. Negative views of Biden persist across several personal attributes, with a majority saying he does not have the stamina, sharpness, or honesty to serve effectively as president.
Biden’s Personal Attributes and Ability to Serve
The CNN poll found that the majority of respondents believe that Biden does not inspire confidence and does not care about people like them. Americans are split over whether Biden can work effectively with Congress. Those who approved of Biden’s handling of the presidency had significant doubts about his stamina for the job and ability to inspire confidence.
The poll revealed that an unusually large group of Biden approvers currently believes that he does not deserve re-election. Despite their approval of his overall handling of the presidency, the “thanks but no thanks” group had significant doubts about his stamina for the job and ability to inspire confidence.
Compared to other presidents, an unusually large percentage of Biden’s approvers believe that he does not deserve re-election. The poll found that just 32% of Americans believed Biden deserved re-election, which is down 5 points since December. Younger adults and liberals saw the most significant shifts, with just 26% of those younger than 35 believing Biden deserved another term, down from 36% in December, and 63% of liberals saying he deserved re-election in December to 53% now. Among registered voters who are Democrats or Democratic-leaning independents, most (54%) say that they would like to see the Democratic party nominate someone other than Biden in 2024, while 44% say Biden should be the nominee.
The CNN poll indicates that Biden’s approval ratings have stalled, and many people have negative views about his personal attributes and his ability to serve as president effectively. Additionally, the number of Americans who believe he deserves re-election has decreased, and most Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents would prefer a different nominee for the 2024 presidential election.