In a recent poll, Joe Biden’s favor rating has slipped to 36%, with the majority of Americans indicating they want Republicans to seize control of Congress.
In the first midterm elections following a new president takes office, his or her party has a poor track record.
As the country prepares for next year’s midterm election, the latest data – from a Quinnipiac University Poll released on Thursday, November 18 – show a level of voter dissatisfaction with the party in power.
Only 36 percent in the poll approved of the job President Biden is doing while 53 percent disapproved. It’s the lowest job approval rating he’s received in a Quinnipiac University poll.
In the Quinnipiac poll, 46 per cent said they want to see Republicans win control of the House – compared to 38 per cent who want Democrats — and 46 percent want the GOP in the charge of the Senate, compared to 40 per cent who favor Democrats.
Independent voters, who typically decide matters in elections, also want to see Republicans in charge of Congress: 41 percent to 31 percent for the House and 44 percent to 34 percent for the Senate.
Additionally, a slight majority of Americans – 52 percent – said the Democratic Party has moved to the left.
In 2022, Republicans only need to win four House seats to take control of the lower chamber of Congress.