Biden approval rating at 42 percent: poll

President Joe Biden’s low job approval rating isn’t getting any better.

A NewsNation/DDHQ poll released Thursday shows just 42 percent of American voters approve of the job Biden is doing in the White House. By comparison, 58 percent say they disapprove.

That’s largely on par with his approval rating in the same poll last month. Still, it’s the latest evidence that the president’s political fortunes don’t appear to be improving.

Boosting Biden’s low approval rating is deepening economic and financial concerns among voters. According to the poll, 53 percent of voters say they are worse off financially now than they were last year.

Additionally, respondents were almost unanimously concerned about inflation, which is rising at its fastest rate in more than 40 years. Ninety-seven percent say they are somewhat or very concerned about rising prices, up from 89 percent in the same survey in April.

Overall, 72 percent of those surveyed rank inflation at the top of their list of concerns. Crime ranked second, with just 15 percent naming it the top problem, the NewsNation/Decision Desk HQ poll found.

Biden himself will not be on the ballot this year, but his party is already facing strong headwinds heading into the midterm elections.

Republicans need only five seats in the House and one in the Senate to regain their majority in Congress. Further complicating matters for Democrats is the fact that, historically, the party in power almost always loses ground in Congress in midterm elections.

The poll also found that a plurality of voters, 42 percent, blame Biden for the current state of the economy. Another 18 percent blame Democrats in Congress, while 21 percent say Republicans in Congress are to blame.

The NewsNation/DDHQ survey polled 1,006 registered voters across the country from June 19-20. It has a margin of sampling error of +/-3 percentage points.

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