The poll found that only 49% of women said they’d vote for Biden today, down from 57% who said they did so in November. Among suburbanites, 41% would vote for Biden now, down from 48% who’d actually cast their ballot for him.
Biden’s support among moderates went from 56% to 47%. Among those making between $50,000 and $75,000, it fell from 54% to 44%.
Biden has lost support from Democrats as well, with 88% saying they’d vote him now, compared with 93% who said they did so in November. But support for Trump among Republicans has declined as well. The poll found that 86% of Republicans said they’d vote for Trump today, down from 93% who did so.
“If there ever was a honeymoon for President Biden, it is clearly over,” Quinnipiac University polling analyst Tim Malloy told Newsweek. “This is, with few exceptions, a poll full of troubling negatives … from overall job approval to foreign policy to the economy.”
An average of eight national presidential favorability polls calculated by RealClearPolitics shows 49.8% disapproval for Biden vs. 45.3% approval, a net -4.5 favorability. By comparison, as recently as April, Biden had a net +15.8 favorability, a huge 20-point plunge in favorability in just five months.
These are more than just twitches in numbers in meaningless polls. They indicate a growing, broad-based decline in popularity for Biden early in his presidency. With the 2022 midterm elections a little more than a year away, Biden’s political troubles could well have a major impact on Democrats’ ability to maintain their already-weak hold on Congress.’