The confused, bewildered, national security risk “commander-in-chief” Joe Biden’s approval rating has gone down in the reliably blue state of California, in yet another sign of trouble for Democrats.
Biden won the state by 29 points in 2020, but if the election were held today, he appears to have a very real chance of losing in the liberal-majority state.
- 1 What does the poll say for Biden?
- 1.1 PPIC Statewide Survey Californians March 2022 Released
- 1.2 Elections in the Midterms
- 1.3 What is the situation in Ukraine?
- 1.4 Affordability of property
- 1.5 Problem of Homelessness
- 1.6 Mandates for COVID-19 and Pandemic
- 1.7 Approval Ratings of Elected Officials
- 1.8 Who is the most unpopular Democrat in the US Congress?
What does the poll say for Biden?
According to a poll released Thursday by the Public Policy Institute of California, only 46% of likely California voters approve of Biden, while 51% disapprove. Biden received 65 percent of likely voters in the Golden State in a 2021 survey done by the same group, marking a 19-point drop in just one year. In 2020, Biden received roughly 60% of California voters’ support.
In addition to Biden’s declining popularity, the Thursday poll found that more than two-thirds of California adults are struggling financially as a consequence. Meanwhile, a record-breaking 46% of Californians “say the cost of their housing makes them and their family seriously consider moving,” with “most saying they would move outside the state.”
PPIC Statewide Survey Californians March 2022 Released
The world order was thrown into chaos when Russia’s military invaded Ukraine, resulting in widespread death and destruction. The international community fought back by imposing severe economic sanctions on Russia’s government.
Californians were hit hard by the blast wave, which came in the form of higher gas prices, which fueled wage growth fears even more. COVID-19 cases have decreased in recent weeks, and the omicron surge has led to a relaxation of mask and vaccination restrictions.
Meanwhile, by the March 11 deadline, statewide and legislative candidates for the June primary in California had announced their intentions. The Public Policy Institute of California conducted a province-wide survey on state and national issues from March 6 to 17, 2022, and the following are the key findings:
Even though it indicates higher energy prices, Californians, which include majorities across partisan lines, support seeking to impose economic sanctions against Russia in response to the invasion of Ukraine. Fifty-two percent vote in favour of President Joe Biden’s handling of the Ukraine-Russia crisis, with partisans sharply divided in their opinions.
Elections in the Midterms
The major plot point in the 2022 voting is whether the power balance in the US Congress will shift. Approximately eight months within a week of Election Day, 54 per cent of likely voters believe voting this year is about as important as in previous years, 42 per cent believe it is more important, and only 3% believe it is less important.
In March 2018, voters were more likely to believe that voting in the midterm elections was more important (51 per cent more important, 48 per cent about the same, and 1 per cent less important). Most Democrats and independents believe voting is about as important as it has been in previous years, while Republicans think it is more important. Half of the residents in Orange/San Diego say it is more important, while the majority of residents elsewhere say it is less important.
Californians claim that current price increases have put them or others in their families in serious trouble financially. Due to recent price increases, 47% of lower-income citizens say people are experiencing major financial hardship.
Twenty-six per cent of Individuals are worried about not being able to pay their rent and bills. 41% of low-income residents and 34% of renters are concerned about not being able to pay their housing costs.
Homelessness is a big problem in their part of California, according to a strong majority of Californians, and majorities across partisan groups and regions of the state. In today’s world, 46% of people are concerned about the existence of homeless people in their community.
The public’s perception of the US’s position in the COVID outbreak is unchanged from a year ago, while personal fears of becoming seriously ill from the virus have decreased. When it comes to putting some restrictions in place to try to control the spread of the virus, Californians are bitterly divided along partisan lines.
According to 42% of likely voters, this year’s midterm elections are more important than previous ones. Republicans are much more likely than Democrats and independents to believe that voting is much more important this year and that they would prefer to elect a newcomer to Congress.
Fifty per cent of Californians are satisfied with President Biden’s job performance. Governor Gavin Newsom has 56% approval, Senator Alex Padilla has 44% approval, and Senator Dianne Feinstein has 41% approval. While only 37% of Californians approve of Congress as a whole, 55% approve of their own representative in the US House of Representatives.
What is the situation in Ukraine?
The Russian attack on Ukraine has caused a humanitarian crisis that has sent shockwaves around the world. Overall, Californians vote in favour of President Biden’s handling of the Ukraine-Russia crisis at 52 per cent, which is related to his whole approval rating. On this issue, partisans are sharply divided, with approval maximum in the San Francisco Bay Area and smallest in the Inland Empire.
Men and women alike approve of his handling of the case as their education levels rise. Even if it means higher energy prices, a large percentage of Californians support the United States and its European supporters seeking to impose economic sanctions on Russia; three out of four people support sanctions.
Even if it means higher energy prices, a majority of partisans support sanctions, though Democrats are far more probably than Republicans or independent voters to do so. Sanctions are supported by a majority of men and women, as well as Californians of all ages, even if it tends to mean higher energy prices, and increases are supported as income and education levels rise.
Affordability of property
Housing affordability is a major problem for a lot of Californians, while one in four speak it is a minor issue. In our March survey, a similar percentage said this was a major issue. Citizens in Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Orange/San Diego are much more likely to say it is a major issue today than residents elsewhere.
Housing affordability is a big problem in their part of California, according to a majority of people from all demographic groups. Notably, homeowners (64 percent) and renters (65 percent) both see this as a major issue. A record-high 46% of Californians say the cost of housing forces them and their families to certainly consider moving out of the area where they currently live, with the majority saying they would relocate outside the state.
Republicans (55%) and independents (56%) are more likely than Democrats (35%) to say they had also seriously considered relocating. Renters (53 percent) are more likely than homeowners (39 percent) to say they have seriously considered moving out from the part of California where they currently live, and younger Californians are more likely than older Californians.
Problem of Homelessness
And apart from the fact that the state budget included $12 billion to address homelessness last year and state lawmakers recently unveiled a regulatory package to address the issue, a solid majority of Californians (64%) say homelessness is a major problem in their area (25 per cent somewhat of a problem, 10 per cent not much of a problem).
The percentage of people who believe it is a major issue is similar to what it was in September. Today, six out of ten people, regardless of a political party or demographic group, agree that homelessness is a serious problem. Homelessness is a major issue in most regions, with the Central Valley and Los Angeles residents being the most likely to say so.
When asked how worried they are about the presence of homeless people in their community today, the overwhelming majority (46%) or somewhat (35%), respectively, say they are very (46%) or somewhat (35%) concerned (13 per cent not too concerned, 5 per cent not at all concerned).
Since September, the percentage of people who say they are indeed very worried has remained consistent (49 per cent). Across partisan lines, about half or fewer people are very concerned today (44 per cent Democrats, 48 per cent Republicans, 51 per cent independents).
Across demographic groups, four out of ten people say they are very concerned. Women (50%) are significantly more likely than men (41%) to say this. Regional views differ (41 per cent in Orange/San Diego, 44 per cent in the San Francisco Bay Area, 45 per cent in the Central Valley, 49 per cent in the Inland Empire, and 51 per cent in Los Angeles).
Mandates for COVID-19 and Pandemic
As many pandemic laws expire across the state and across the country, nearly eight out of ten adults (79%) believe the worst is behind us when it comes to the coronavirus pandemic (16 per cent worst is yet to come). After case numbers had temporarily decreased and state mandates had been relaxed, optimism was related in March 2021 and greatest in May 2021.
Optimism dipped in February 2022, due mainly to a new surge in cases caused by the omicron variant, but has since risen again. Now, overwhelming majorities across political parties (85% Republicans, 80% Democrats, and 76% Independents), as well as demographic and regional groups, believe that the worst is behind us. Furthermore, personal fears of becoming seriously ill as a result of the coronavirus (14 per cent very concerned, 20 per cent somewhat concerned) were expr
Approval Ratings of Elected Officials
Six months after the recall attempt, 56% of Californians and 50% of early voters accepted Gavin Newsom’s work performance as governor. Since January 2020, Governor Newsom’s approval rating among all grownups has remained above 50%. Eighty per cent of Democrats support Newsom, while 81% of Republicans and 54% of independents oppose him.
Majorities in the San Francisco Bay Area, Orange/San Diego, and Los Angeles approve, while residents in the Central Valley and Inland Empire are more divided. Women (61 per cent) are more likely than men to approve of the governor (51 per cent). The state legislature has the approval of 49% of adults and 41% of likely voters, which is similar to March.
Who is the most unpopular Democrat in the US Congress?
A new poll shows that Biden isn’t the only unpopular Democrat in America—Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California is the most unpopular Democrat in the US Congress, according to the poll. Republicans will likely move several key states in the midterm elections if they can prevent mass mail-in voting (fraud) and prevent Mark Zuckerberg’s CTCL group from wresting control from local election officials by pouring a quarter-billion dollars into a get-out-the-vote effort in Democrat main base areas under the false illusion of COVID protection.
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