One-third of Iowans approve of President Joe Biden’s job performance, a Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa Poll survey released over the weekend found.
Biden’s approval rating currently stands at 33 percent in the Hawkeye State — a key swing state — as the Des Moines Register recognizes his ratings have “plummeted since taking office.” He has failed to see a net positive approval rating in Iowa since March. Currently, 62 percent disapprove:
Biden Job Approval:
.@jaselzer/@DMRegister, 810 LV, 11/7-10 https://t.co/po5fiKgg0u
— Political Polls (@Politics_Polls) November 14, 2021
The survey also examined a series of major issues, asking Iowans if they disapprove or approve of the way Biden is handling them. A majority disapprove of his handing of the Chinese coronavirus pandemic (57 percent disapproving and 41 approving), the economy (61 percent disapproving and 32 percent approving), criminal justice (53 percent disapproving and 28 percent approving), immigration (66 percent disapproving and 24 percent approving), and Afghanistan (68 percent disapproving and 22 percent approving).
The survey, taken November 7-10, 20201, Among 810 Iowa adults, has a margin of error of +/- 3.8 percent.
The news follows the White House scrambling to mitigate damage from a CNN report detailing the alleged struggles of Vice President Kamala Harris and the tensions between herself and the president:
In the CNN story, Harris’ allies complained the West Wing left Harris unprotected from political attacks, as some supporters noted they were much more supportive of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg who was attacked for being on paid leave for months after he and his husband Chasten got twins.
The political tensions between Harris and Biden’s teams have been simmering in the first nine months of the Biden presidency as Harris struggled with her role on handling the border crisis.
However, the White House has done little damage control, as White House press secretary Jen Psaki’s statement, in which she pointed to Harris’s assistance in “expanding broadband,” promoted nothing more than mockery.
“For anyone who needs to hear it, the Vice President is not only a vital partner to the president but a bold leader who has taken on key, important challenges facing the country — from voting rights to addressing root causes of migration to expanding broadband,” she wrote:
For anyone who needs to hear it. @VP is not only a vital partner to @POTUS but a bold leader who has taken on key, important challenges facing the country—from voting rights to addressing root causes of migration to expanding broadband.
— Jen Psaki (@PressSec) November 15, 2021
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