Historically, a President’s approval rating serves as the best indicator of how many seats the party in power will lose in a midterm election.
This means the fate of Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer’s majorities in Congress is directly linked to Joe Biden’s performance.
And Joe Biden just got handed a set of numbers that will make Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer worried sick.
After more than six months in office, the “honeymoon period” is over for Joe Biden.
The administration is facing a credibility crisis after telling Americans on one hand that the coronavirus vaccines work while on the other hand telling them they still have to wear masks and avoid large gatherings even if they take the vaccine.
That’s on top of the border crisis, the Democrats’ multi-trillion-dollar socialist spending bonanza that is leading to an economic disaster and a number of other issues that have Americans questioning Joe Biden.
And Biden is facing even more bad news.
In fact, a new Harvard CAPS-Harris Poll shows that Biden’s approval ratings have dropped 10 points in just one month.
The Hill reported on the bad news for Biden:
A Harvard CAPS-Harris Poll survey released Monday found Biden’s approval dropping to 52 percent. He may still be above water — only 43 percent of respondents disapprove of the job he’s doing in the Oval Office — but he’s down 10 points from where he was in June, when his approval was at 62 percent.
But Biden’s approval rating isn’t the only thing Democrats need to be worried about.
The poll also showed more and more Americans are growing pessimistic about the state of the country and the economy:
“The percentage of respondents who say that the country is on the right track fell to 46 percent last month after peaking at 53 percent in June, according to Harvard CAPS-Harris Poll. The percentage who believe the country is on the wrong track simultaneously rose to 47 percent after dropping to 39 percent in June.”
The poll showed worse sentiment on the economy, The Hill report concluded:
Optimism about the U.S. economy fared even worse in the poll, with the number of respondents who say it’s on the right track falling to 43 percent, down from 49 percent in June. Forty-nine percent now say the economy is on the wrong track, up from 42 percent in June.
Republicans only need to flip five seats to take back the House and one seat to take back the Senate in 2022.
And the trend lines in the polls is something that should keep Joe Biden, Chuck Schumer, and Nancy Pelosi up at night.
Political Animal News will keep you updated on the latest developments in this ongoing story.