Post-SCOTUS Decision Polls Still Show Biden, Congressional Dems in Trouble Ahead of Midterm Elections
“46% of voters plan to vote for the Republican congressional candidate on the ballot while 43% plan to support the Democratic congressional candidate. […] In a hypothetical 2024 matchup between President Biden and former President Trump, Trump holds 44% support while Biden has 39% support.”
With the ongoing January 6 Committee
show trials hearings and the Supreme Court ruling late last month to overturn Roe v. Wade, Democrats thought they had a couple of aces up their sleeves to motivate voters ahead of the fall midterm elections.
Unfortunately for them, recent polls indicate that the SCOTUS decision on Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization has not moved the needle in their direction, nor have the deceptive theatrics of the self-important J6 Committee members.
In an Emerson College poll released Friday, Republicans maintained their three-point advantage over Democrats in generic Congressional balloting, and though President Biden’s approval rating inched up a mere 2% from their last poll to 40%, former President Donald Trump bests him in a hypothetical 2024 matchup 44% to 39%:
In the 2022 November Midterm Elections, 46% of voters plan to vote for the Republican congressional candidate on the ballot while 43% plan to support the Democratic congressional candidate. This congressional ballot test has remained relatively stagnant since last month’s national poll, where Republicans also led by three points on the congressional ballot, 45% to 42%.
In a hypothetical 2024 Presidential Election matchup between President Biden and former President Trump, Trump holds 44% support while Biden has 39% support; 12% would vote for someone else and 5% are undecided. “Since last month, Trump has held his share of support while Biden’s support has reduced four points.”
And in numbers that line up with other polls from multiple polling outfits over the last several months, the economy (like inflation) is the top issue for voters, which is terrible news for Joe Biden and Congressional Democrats:
58 percent of respondents pick the economy as the most important issue facing the country. Healthcare came in second at 11 percent. Abortion wasn’t asked separately. If you’re looking for Roe’s impact on the midterm environment, this isn’t the poll for it. https://t.co/OQEuOMXQDl
— Varad Mehta (@varadmehta) July 1, 2022
And just where do the daily Capitol riot “investigation” charades rank on the list of voter priorities? Low, very low:
New CBS poll: “investigating January 6th” was the LEAST important issues to voters pic.twitter.com/sLpWwS0Ox6
— InteractivePolls (@IAPolls2022) June 28, 2022
From that same CBS News poll:
Current assessments of the national economy are getting worse. Just 22% think it’s good — down even further from 26% in May — while the percentage saying it’s “bad” has gone up to 75% — a new high for the Biden presidency. That is a 12-point rise since April.
Majorities of Republicans, independents, and Democrats all rate the economy as bad. The 60% of Democrats who rate the economy bad is notable because it’s moving closer to the views of independents and Republicans, even though a president’s own party often gives rosier assessments than others. Democrats’ positive assessments have dropped over recent months. They were at 42% good last month.
One more @CBSNews poll this morning: 54% of Americans favor a gas tax holiday. 44% expect a recession in 2023. 75% say the economy is “bad”—the worst number of Biden’s presidency. pic.twitter.com/NqSiD2AbxP
— Doug Sovern (@SovernNation) June 26, 2022
CBS News’ polling on Democrat pessimism about the economy dovetails with another recent one taken by the Associated Press that showed a whopping 68% of Democrats believed the country was headed in the wrong direction, as we previously reported:
— AP-NORC Center (@APNORC) June 29, 2022
As we also noted, RealClearPolitics Averages has Joe Biden at record high disapproval and record low approval averages:
— Tom Bevan (@TomBevanRCP) June 29, 2022
Once more voters catch wind of Biden’s latest ridiculous attempt at bullying gas companies and gas station owners into lowering their gas prices, his approval numbers might just dip even lower:
My message to the companies running gas stations and setting prices at the pump is simple: this is a time of war and global peril.
Bring down the price you are charging at the pump to reflect the cost you’re paying for the product. And do it now.
— President Biden (@POTUS) July 2, 2022
President Biden calls on gas station owners to lower prices.
Or stupid political bluster?
Per AAA, 95% of gas stations are "mom and pops" owned.
Only half of the price is related to oil. 15% is taxes.
Gas stations make less than 3 cents per gallon in profit. pic.twitter.com/mKCLwtA0s2
— Clarity (@covid_clarity) June 24, 2022
It ain’t over ’til it’s over, of course, but rumor has it that the rather stout lady in the far left corner of the club can be heard warming up.
As always, stay tuned.
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