CNN Poll Disaster: 57 Percent Rate Biden’s First Year a Failure

A CNN poll released Thursday continues a brutal string of polling for Joe Biden with this poll giving Biden a new low of 41 percent approval and a new high of 58 percent disapproval. 57 percent rate Biden’s first year in office a failure. Strikingly, among those who disapprove of Biden’s performance, 56 percent say Biden has done nothing they approve of.

Video of CNN’s John King delivering the bad news for Biden posted by the Media Research Center:

CNN’s report on the poll says Biden’s approval among independents is 36 percent and notes that fewer respondents are identifying as Democrats–an ominous trend heading into the mid-terms (excerpt):

Nearly 6 in 10 Americans disapprove of how Joe Biden is handling his presidency, with most of that group saying there’s literally nothing Biden has done since taking office that they approve of. The finding, from a CNN Poll conducted by SSRS in January and February, highlights the entrenched politics driving the nation at the start of the midterm year, with little agreement across party lines on priorities for the government or how to handle the coronavirus pandemic.

The President’s ratings have fallen across the board, the survey found. Just 41% approved of the way he’s handling his job while 58% disapproved, a significant drop from his approval numbers in CNN polling last year. Just 36% of independents and 9% of Republicans approved. Although his approval rating still stood at 83% among Democrats, that was down from 94% late last summer. Biden also continues to have more strong detractors than he does fervent supporters: 41% of Americans disapproved strongly of his performance as President versus 15% who strongly approved. Some of the shift in Biden’s numbers comes from a change in Americans’ partisan tilt: Republicans and Democrats were about at parity in the new poll, with fewer identifying as Democrats than in other recent CNN polling.

When those who disapproved of Biden’s overall performance were asked to name a single thing he’d done that they did approved of, 56% had nothing positive to say. “I’m hard pressed to think of a single thing he has done that benefits the country,” wrote one survey respondent.

When asked, “Do you consider the first year of the Biden administration to be a success or failure (rotated with ‘a failure or a success’)?”, respondents said, Failure 57 percent and Success only 41 percent.

When presented with a list of most important and second most important issues facing the country, the coronavirus pandemic barely registered with one percent saying it was the most important and less than one percent saying it is the second most important.

Most important was reducing inflation at 24 percent, protecting voting rights at 16 percent and securing the U.S. border at 15 percent. No other issues reached double digits. Second most important was inflation at 18 percent, securing the U.S. border at 14 percent, violent crime at 13 percent and voting rights at 12 percent.

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