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Republicans gain historical double digit advantage over Democrats in polls

According to an ABC-Ipsos poll, president Biden’s job approval ratings depict a declining trend across a range of significant issues, namely crime, gun violence, and economic recovery. 

On the brighter side, Republicans now sport a historic 10-point advantage when Americans are questioned about which party they prefer to control Congress.

In the past 20 years, CNBC and NBC surveys have never registered a double-digit Republican advantage on congressional preference, with the largest lead ever being 4 pints for the GOP.

Biden administration condemned for management of hyperinflation crisis

As the Biden administration confronts rising and rampant concern regarding post-pandemic hyperinflation, Americans are especially reproachful of Biden’s situation management. 

More than two-thirds of Americans (69%) disapprove of how Biden is handling inflation (only 28% approve), while more than half (57%) disapprove of his handling of the economic recovery.

Partisan splits for inflation show expected negativity in Republican views (94% disapproving), but the survey also reveals weaknesses from Biden’s party with only a slim majority of Democrats (54%) approving. Biden’s orbit is also hemorrhaging independent voters, with 71% disapproving of his handling of inflation.

Blind eye turned towards Biden’s management of omicron wave

Concern regarding hyperinflation has eclipsed perturbation over the next wave of the pandemic led by the omicron variant of the coronavirus. 

A bare minimum majority of Americans (51%) are on Biden’s side regarding vaccine mandates, and 7 in 10 Americans believe that mask mandates should remain the same or be more strict.

Biden’s overall ratings take a hit.

These low job assessments in areas of high public concern have led to a new low in Biden’s overall approval rating, measured by FiveThirtyEight at 43%.

Biden loses confidence with the masses regarding crime management

Biden also seems to have lost voters’ trust because of his malignant management of crime in the US. 

As the national murder rates see historic increments, only a little more than 1 in 3 Americans (36%) approve of Biden’s handling of crime, down from the 43% as stated by ABC News-Ipsos poll in late October. 

Similarly, approval of Biden’s handling of gun violence is 32%, down from 39% in the October poll. 

That figure shrinks among nonpartisans, with only 1 in 4 independents approving of Biden’s work on gun violence.

Biden loses face with American masses over relations with Russia

Biden’s recent video call with Vladimir Putin did not impress Americans either.

This poll finds that most Americans (55%) disapprove of how Biden handles Russian relations.

Further, only 38% of Americans trust Biden to negotiate on America’s behalf with Putin, which is down from 49% in an ABC News-Ipsos poll in June. 

Declining ratings add insult to Afghanistan exit injury

Interest in Afghanistan peaked in America on August 15, the day Kabul was captured by the Taliban. The following day, Biden’s approval rating dropped below 50% for the first time in his tenure. While interest in Afghanistan has waned, Biden’s rating has not gone up. 

Double-digit Republican advantage sprinkles salt on Biden’s wounds

Republicans now sport a historic 10-point advantage when Americans are asked which party they prefer to control Congress, holding a 44%-34% margin over Democrats. That’s up from a 2-point Republican advantage in the October survey.

In the past 20 years, CNBC and NBC surveys have never registered a double-digit Republican advantage on congressional preference, with the largest lead ever being 4 pints for the GOP.

If the election were tomorrow, it would be an absolute unmitigated disaster for the Democrats,” said Jay Campbell, partner at Hart Research Associates and the Democratic pollster for the survey.

Republicans gain a clear advantage for midterm elections

Voters seem to be looking toward Republican candidates. If midterm elections were held today, 51 percent of registered voters said they would support the Republican candidate, with 41 percent saying they would back the Democrat. That’s the most considerable margin in favor of Republicans in the poll’s history that began in November 1981. 

Democratic strategists continue to insist things will improve by next year, but the numbers illustrate the kind of risk Democrats face in losing their majorities in the House and Senate. 

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