by Eric Lendrum
More than half of likely voters expressed their disapproval of Joe Biden’s job as president in a recent Rasmussen poll, particularly with regards to his handling of the issues of crime and immigration, as reported by the New York Post.
According to the Rasmussen survey, 51 percent of voters rated Biden’s performance as “poor” on the issue of crime and law enforcement, with only 31 percent describing him as “good” or “excellent.” On immigration, 54 percent described him as “poor,” with only 27 percent rating him as “good” or “excellent.”
When further broken down along certain groups, the poll revealed that even Biden’s strongest supporters do not approve of his handling of immigration. Of the respondents who said they “strongly approve” of his overall performance as president, only 38 percent said he was “excellent” at dealing with immigration. Amongst registered Democrats, only 57 percent said they approved of his handling of crime; in a previous poll in July, that number stood at 62 percent.
On the other side, 77 percent of Republican respondents rated Biden as “poor” on crime, as did 56 percent of independent voters.
The poll also found that black voters remain Biden’s strongest base of support, with 40 percent of black respondents describing him as “excellent” on crime issues, where only 30 percent of White voters and 30 percent of other minorities gave him the same rating. Similarly, 34 percent of black voters rated his performance on immigration as “excellent,” while just 26 percent of White voters and 24 percent of other minorities said the same thing.
Biden’s approval ratings have been consistently sliding since the summer, starting with the disastrous troop withdrawal from Afghanistan that led to the Taliban retaking control of the country. His current low point is a 36 percent approval rating, marked in a Quinnipiac University poll in mid-November, with his numbers already even lower than those of President Donald Trump. With his first full year in office not even complete and the 2022 midterms less than a year away, speculation is already rising that Biden may be replaced on the 2024 ballot by another Democrat due to his unpopularity.
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Eric Lendrum reports for American Greatness.