New Poll Savages Biden/Harris, but Money Shot Is What It Indicates for Congress, 2022

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Republicans probably wish the midterms were tomorrow, with the results of the elections this week, and now with the results of a latest poll on Joe Biden.

It’s not looking good for old Joe and the Democrats.

According to a USA Today/Suffolk University poll, taken Wednesday through Friday, many of the 1,000 registered voters contacted by pollsters delivered a very bad message to them — following up on the rebuke they got on Tuesday in the elections.

Biden has the worst approval rating of anyone at this point in his term, 38 to 59 percent, except for President Donald Trump who was constantly being assailed by the leftist media, while Biden has been largely praised.

Nearly half of those surveyed, 46%, say Biden has done a worse job as president than they expected, including 16% of those who voted for him. Independents, by 7-1 (44%-6%), say he’s done worse, not better, than they expected.

Nearly two-thirds of Americans, 64%, say they don’t want Biden to run for a second term in 2024. That includes 28% of Democrats. [….]

Vice President Kamala Harris’ approval rating is 28% – even worse than Biden’s. The poll shows that 51% disapprove of the job she’s doing. One in 5, 21%, are undecided.

Sixty-six percent say the country is going in the wrong direction.

While many in the poll supported the infrastructure bill, only one in four believe that Build Back Better would be helpful for them; more believed it would hurt then help their families, 30-26 percent. We saw in a prior poll that Americans were not enamored of Biden’s bills, despite what Biden claims.

But beyond the indictment of Biden, here’s the money shot: If the election were held today, they would vote for the Republican candidate over the Democratic by 46 percent to 38 percent. Congressional Republicans also have a higher favorability rating than Democrats have now as well, 35 to 29 percent.

That doesn’t bode well for the Democrats. As we saw from the prior NBC poll, Americans are ranking Republicans higher virtually across the board, as more able to deal with all the critical issues.

Now, it’s a normal thing for the party that holds the White House to lose seats in the midterms. But with Biden being so low in the polls and the Republicans only needing 5 seats to flip the House, these numbers have to fire up the Republicans. If they can flip the House, they could prevent Biden’s legislative efforts (presuming you don’t have RINOs falling over to vote for Biden’s horrible agenda items as 13 did with the infrastructure bill did this week).

As the poll notes, when the approval of the person in office goes below 50 percent, it’s often a “blowout.” So, you have to like the Republican chances to flip the House.

On top of that, Democrats have already have a lot of retirements coming, so that also not looking good for them either.

Finally, the poll found that if the election were held today and it was Trump vs. Biden, Trump would win 44-40 percent. This buttresses a similar finding in a poll at the end of last month. Now having seen that, Biden isn’t what he was promised to be, they can look at both people with clearer eyes and see how much better things were under Trump than they are now under Biden.