The new poll found the public’s view of the nation’s condition is the worst since 2009, while its view on the economy is the worst since 2011. Nearly 7 in 10 respondents said Biden hadn’t paid enough attention to the nation’s most pressing problems.
A new CNN poll finds widespread dissatisfaction with President Biden and the US economy. The public's outlook on the state of the country is the worst it's been since 2009, the survey finds. https://t.co/nlJ5R0tvtB
— CNN (@CNN) July 18, 2022
Biden’s approval rating in the poll stands at 38%, with 62% disapproving. His approval ratings for handling the economy sit at 30%, and his handling of inflation sits at 25%. Both numbers are the lowest for any president at this point.
75% called inflation and the cost of living the most important economic problem facing their family. In the same poll last summer, that figure stood at 43%.
For Democrats alone, Biden’s approval rating has dropped a whopping 13% since May to a new low of 73%. Only 62% of Democrats agree with Biden’s handling of the economy, and just 51% agree with his handling of inflation. It is clear he is losing the confidence of his own party.
Biden is also losing support among people of color in America. Only 45% approve of Biden’s overall performance. This represents a 6% drop among Black adults and a 9% drop among Hispanic adults since the Spring. Only 47% of Black Americans approve of his handling of the economy, while a mere 34% approve of his handling of inflation.
Overall, just 12% of respondents strongly approve of how Biden is handling the presidency compared with 43% who say they strongly disapprove of his work.
A staggering 82% of those polled said that economic conditions are poor. About 4 in 10 (41%) described the economy as “very poor.” The poll found that 64% of Americans believe the economy is currently in a recession. That number is 18% higher than polls taken just before the 2008 housing crash and recession. Most respondents across all parties said the country is in a recession, including 56% of Democrats, 63% of independents, and 76% of Republicans.
NEW CNN POLL: Biden's approval rating is at just 38% — "a BIG warning sign" for Democrats. pic.twitter.com/VNoEJz5G6a
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) July 18, 2022
According to the poll, only 57% of Democrats say he has the right priorities, while just 35% of people of color say he has the right priorities. Among those younger than 35, only 23% say Biden has the proper focus.
The new CNN Poll was conducted by SSRS from June 13 through July 13 among a random sample of 1,459 adults. It is the third survey CNN has undertaken using a similar methodology.