Poll: Joe Biden’s Approval Rating Is 36 Percent, Impacting Battleground States

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 18: U.S. President Joe Biden speaks about the new health research agency, ARPA-H, during an event at the White House complex March 18, 2022 in Washington, DC. The newly created agency is intended to accelerate research on cancer and other diseases, medical innovations, and addressing disparities …
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President Joe Biden’s nationwide approval rating is dangerously low at 36 percent, impacting races down-ballot in battleground states, a Monday Civiqs poll revealed.

While 55 percent disapproved of Biden’s performance, independents are majorly dragging down the president’s polling numbers. Among independents, only 24 percent approved of Biden. Sixty-six percent disapproved.

The lack of support among independents for Biden is impacting battleground states where Republicans hope to defeat Democrats in November.

In Georgia, a state where Donald Trump narrowly lost to Biden in 2020 by less than half a percent is polling poorly for the president. Only 32 percent of Georgians approved of Biden. Fifty-eight disapproved. Biden’s approval rating in Georgia may greatly impact the race for governor. Radical Democrat candidate Stacey Abrams will likely be dragged down in her race against either Gov. Brian Kemp (R) or former Senator David Purdue.

Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-GA) will also have a tough time contending with Republican challenger Herschel Walker amid the president’s sagging approval numbers.

In Arizona, where Trump lost by 10,457 votes, Biden’s approval rating is just 35 percent. Fifty-eight percent disapproved. Biden’s polling will likely impact Sen. Mark Kelly’s (D-AZ) reelection bid against likely Republican Blake Masters.

Nevada also has low approval ratings for Biden. Just 35 percent approved of Biden, while 58 percent disapproved. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) will have a tough time defending her seat against likely Republican and Trump endorsed challenger Adam Laxalt with Biden’s approval numbers so low.

Biden’s approval rating in Michigan is also terrible. Only 35 percent approved of Biden in the state with 57 disapproving. The key race that may be impacted the most in Michigan is the gubernatorial race. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) is looking to defend herself against many Republican challengers, including frontrunner James Craig, who was a strong supporter of the trucker convoys.

U.S. President Joe Biden bikes through Cape Henlopen State Park in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, on March 20, 2022. (STEFANI REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty)

Pennsylvania voters have also given Biden poor marks. Just 35 percent approved. of Biden. Fifty-seven disapproved.

A number of highly contested seats may be impacted by Biden’s low approval rating in Pennsylvania. The gubernatorial race is an open seat with Gov. Tom Wolf (D) term limited. In the Senate, Republicans look to retain an open seat with likely Republican primary candidate David McCormick leading in the polls against Mehmet Oz.

The poll sampled 179,724 respondents from January 20 to March 20.

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