According to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll completed on Tuesday, Biden’s approval is sliding back down to his all-time low; only 38% of Americans approve of Biden’s job performance, the poll shows.
While Biden’s approval rating hit 41% last week, it has been mostly below 40% since mid-June despite a string of Democratic legislative victories that Biden’s allies hope will help them defend their narrow congressional majorities in November.
Democrats are expected to lose control of the U.S. House of Representatives in November and possibly the Senate as well.
Even with control only of the House, Republicans would be able to bring Biden’s legislative agenda to a halt and launch potentially politically damaging investigations.
Biden’s overall approval rating has been below 50% for over a year as Americans have grappled with high rates of inflation and an economy scarred by the COVID-19 health crisis. Biden’s lowest ratings of 36% – in four weekly polls in May, June, and July – rivaled the lows of his predecessor, Donald Trump, whose popularity bottomed out at 33% in December 2017.