There are some big questions that Joe Biden must answer as he enters his first year in office. Who is he trying to please? And how can he please them? Lee Miringoff of the Marist Institute for Public Opinion offers some guidance. He says that a candidate must choose who he wants to please and how to appeal to them. A recent poll shows that most Hispanic and Asian adults disapprove of Biden’s job performance. Independents, on the other hand, disapprove of his performance.
Vice President Biden’s first year in office
As chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Vice President Biden worked to pass tough-on-crime legislation. The 1994 federal crime bill stiffened sentences, expanded the use of the death penalty, and added more police officers to the streets. It also included funds for new prisons. During the 1980s, crime rates tripled across the country, exacerbated by the crack cocaine epidemic. Biden wrote the Senate version of the legislation, which passed with bipartisan support but is now seen as contributing to the mass incarceration problem.
In his first year in office, Joe Biden sought to rebuild relations with the Taliban, address climate change, and return the United States to a leadership role. He also sought to end the war in Afghanistan, which lasted nearly 20 years, and announced his withdrawal of U.S. troops by September 11, 2021. This deadline was later extended to April 2021. However, the international news headlines contradicted these promises.
After completing his undergraduate degree, Joe Biden’s family had to face a new crisis. He lost his wife and his infant daughter, Naomi. He also had to deal with two critically injured sons. While in the hospital, Joe Biden continued his studies and took a part in public service. He commuted to Washington by train every day. The media reported that he received a 57% approval rating during his first year in office.
While many progressives criticize Vice President Joe Biden for his lack of decisive action, his second year in office might bring about his promise. While the political landscape has been scorched in many areas, there is still room for growth. By identifying areas for growth, Biden and Harris can make an impact in a variety of areas. However, in the meantime, there are a few key issues that must be addressed before he is sworn in as president.
After becoming the Democratic presidential candidate, Biden’s support began to drop. While pre-election polling indicated that Biden had the edge in several key battleground states, the actual race was close. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris successfully rebuilt the “Blue Wall” through the Midwestern Rust Belt states, securing 270 electoral votes. The popularity vote for the Democratic presidential nominee, however, shifted to Sanders.
Hispanic and Asian adults disapprove of his job performance
Across demographic groups, Joe Biden’s job approval rating is on the decline, with a net negative of 44 percent among Black adults. While he won New Jersey by 16 points in the 2020 election, his approval rating slipped dramatically in the months before last year’s gubernatorial election. Among minority voters, his approval rating is up significantly from July, when 55 percent approved of his performance. But his approval rating among whites is still negative, at 42%.
Hispanic and Asian adult disapproval of the job performance of President Biden has fallen significantly compared to his approval rating in July. Among whites, he has a five-point deficit in approval. Hispanics have a 20-point drop in approval. Meanwhile, a significant minority of white adults disapprove of his job performance, down from 68 percent to 43 percent.
Young Americans disapprove of the job performance of Joe Biden, with 60% of millennials and Generation Z disapproving of him. However, he retains significant support among the full American public. The survey found that six out of ten young voters backed Biden in the 2020 election, but their disapproval of Biden remained unchanged.
According to the Gallup poll, less than half of Americans approve of the way Biden is handling COVID-19. That’s a drop of 21 points since March. And among Hispanic and Asian adults, only half approve. The poll’s findings are more concerning, because the economy continues to suffer as a result of Biden’s economic policies. Last month, inflation rose at its highest rate in almost 40 years. Rising costs have been reducing wages and raising household expenses. Joyce Bowen expressed frustration about the administration’s response to the spike in inflation.
The poll also shows that the confidence level of both Democrats and Hispanics has declined. Although most Democrats are confident in Biden’s handling of coronavirus and other health issues, a majority of Hispanic and Asian adults disapprove of his performance in one year of presidency. This has a significant effect on the November midterm elections. With his low approval rating, the Democrats are fearful that Republicans could flip both chambers of Congress.
The latest polls show that Hispanics are less likely to approve of Joe Biden than White voters, but the overall approval rate of the vice president remains strong, at 44 percent. Hispanics’ approval ratings have been lower than the overall rate, however, for several reasons. One of the reasons may be that Biden’s record on immigration is less than stellar. But it doesn’t mean that he is out of the running.
Independents and Hispanics are both demographic groups that can help a president achieve overall popularity. However, Joe Biden has lost ground with those demographics, and his loss could hurt Democrats’ chances of holding congress in 2022. However, bipartisan support is crucial for a president. Moreover, his popularity among Hispanics will be especially important when it comes to the 2020 elections.
Another factor that explains the greater cleavages between Hispanics and Whites is the increasing correlation between partisanship and job approval. White Americans are more likely to approve a member of the opposing party than in the past. In early 2001, half of White Democrats approved of George W. Bush, while 29% of White Republicans approved of Obama. By March 2017, Biden was approved by 8% of White Republicans, compared to just over half of White Democrats.
The first year of Biden’s administration has not been a honeymoon for the VP. His ratings started modestly positive but never hit their usual highs during his inauguration year. This is a bad sign for a first-term president. The drop may have been caused by temporary factors such as the Delta wave and the media freakout over his ham-handed Afghan withdrawal.
On the second year of his administration, Joe Biden’s immigration policy has proved successful. His executive actions have addressed the issue of southern border security and the root causes of the irregular migration from Central America. In addition, he’s made commitments to protect the existing legal immigration pathways and to open new ones. Biden’s policies on immigration have also been a big hit with Hispanics.
In the last two months, Democrats and independents have polarized their views on President Obama. While most Democrats approve of the president’s job performance, Republicans are remarkably unapproving. While one-fourth of Republicans disapprove, an identical percentage of Democrats approve of Biden’s first year in office. Regardless of party, Biden is losing support among the independent base.
Among independent voters, the polarizing atmosphere over Biden’s performance has worsened since the beginning of the year, when he was elected president. Meanwhile, perceptions of his handling of the pandemic and soaring costs have soured. According to the survey, just over half of independents disapprove of his handling of these issues, a sharp drop from the 66% who approved at the end of June. Despite this slump, Biden is still in a better position among unaffiliated voters than when he was elected four years ago.
A new poll shows that the president is losing support among independent voters, a group that can help determine the winner of presidential elections. In 2020, independent voters were expected to give Biden a majority in presidential races, but he is losing ground with these voters. However, the decline in their numbers is worrying for Democrats because independent swing voters provide a significant margin in presidential elections. Furthermore, independents moved toward the Democrats in both elections last year and in 2020 because they disliked Trump. But now, Biden’s job ratings among independent voters are nearly as low as Trump’s.
While many Democrats are turning on Joe Biden, he retains solid support within his party. They are frustrated by the lack of progress on climate change, the social spending plan, and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. They also are disapproving of his handling of voting rights legislation. Even Republicans seem to disapprove of Biden’s first year in office. The President’s disapproval of the Independents suggests that he will be unable to reach the 50% mark in November.
The latest CNN poll shows that nearly half of American adults disapprove of Joe Biden job performance. A recent poll found that 59 percent of Americans disapprove of Biden’s handling of the economy. Biden’s approval rating on these issues is now at 44%, down eight points from last November. The differences are statistically insignificant. And the numbers on the other issues also continue to fall.