We’ve been talking about how bad the polling has been for Joe Biden, even in deep-blue states like Minnesota.
How do you know when it’s getting really bad? When even CNN — usually all in to pimp for Biden — is acknowledging how underwater he is in job approval. He’s down even with Democrats, but what they say is really animating the poll is how much he has dropped with independents. As CNN’s John Berman and Harry Enten put it, the technical term is “not good.” He’s down 10 points among Democrats, 12 among Republicans, but among independents, he’s down 19 points.
CNN: Joe Biden’s approval numbers are “not good…clearly underwater at this point.” pic.twitter.com/7tszpMkQrE
— America Rising (@AmericaRising) October 8, 2021
As we noted yesterday, even CNN’s Chris Cillizza acknowledged this, pointing to multiple polls indicating the problem.
* Just 32% of independents approved of how Biden is handling his job while 60% disapprove in a new Quinnipiac University national poll.
* An Associated Press/NORC national poll at the end of September showed Biden at just 38% approval among independents — down a whopping 24 percentage points since just July.
* Just 39% of independents approved of the job Biden is doing as president in a NPR/PBS/Marist College poll released last month.
But now Civiqs, which is a very liberal polling outlet, is out with a new poll on Biden’s approval/disapproval, and it has to terrify Democrats and Biden, on top of those numbers for independents.
Civiqs looked at opinions, according to states. As we noted, we’ve already seen issues in blue states like Minnesota and Virginia, where even Democrat Terry McAuliffe, who is running for governor there, acknowledged how unpopular Biden was in the state.
But Civiqs shows this isn’t just a question of a few states — that Biden is underwater in 40 states, according to their new numbers. Yikes, if this is true.
Out of the 50 states in America Biden has a net approval rating in 10 of them.
— Mommar (@MisterCommodity) October 8, 2021
Biden is +9 in California and -13 in Florida.
In other words, Florida is more anti-Biden than California is pro-Biden
— Christina Pushaw (@ChristinaPushaw) October 9, 2021
Again, if you look at the underlying numbers of that poll, while you have the expected extremes on either end of the Democrats and Republicans, with Biden dropping points even among Democrats, Civiqs’ polling says that Biden has 28% approval from independents and 60% disapproval. That’s fairly in line with what we saw above from what CNN was saying about independents in the Quinnipiac Poll; that’s also in line with what CNN was saying about the huge dip in independents and how it’s the falling numbers with independents which is causing Biden to crater in the polls.