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Biden's Latest Approval Ratings Fall Below 40%

President is at 38% in new 'USA Today'/Suffolk University survey

(Newser) - The 2022 midterms are exactly one year away, and President Biden's ratings have just taken another dip. A new USA Today /Suffolk University poll of 1,000 registered voters taken Wednesday through Friday shows that approval for Biden now stands at 38%, a drop from the low 40s he...

Pollster Apologizes to New Jersey: 'I Blew It'

Monmouth's Patrick Murray acknowledges late poll was way off in governor's race

(Newser) - Less than a week before Election Day, Monmouth University put out a poll showing that New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy had a comfortable lead of 11 points over GOP challenger Jack Ciattarelli. The race turned out to be much, much closer—the AP has indeed called it for Murphy , but...

Independents Send Biden's Approval Rating Way Down
Biden's Approval Ratings
Keep Getting Lower

Biden's Approval Ratings Keep Getting Lower

Quinnipiac's latest numbers give him 38% overall

(Newser) - Update: President Biden's approval rating as released by Gallup in September wasn't so hot, and now Quinnipiac University is out with even worse numbers. It puts Biden's approval rating at 38%, down 4 points from mid-September. As with Gallup, USA Today reports independents are among the drivers...

Latest Polls Are Not Good News for Biden

His approval rating has hit its lowest point since he took office

(Newser) - Two new polls show President Biden's approval rating declining as COVID surges and bad news related to Afghanistan abounds:
  • NBC News: The poll found Biden's approval rating hit 49%, the first time it has dipped below 50%, and his disapproval rating hit 48%. In April, NBC's polling

As 100th Day in Office Nears, Biden's Approval Ratings Are In

59% of Americans approve of how the president is doing, 39% disapprove, per new Pew poll

(Newser) - President Biden is nearing his 100th day in office, and so far, most of America is giving him the thumbs-up for the job he's doing. A new Pew Research Center poll finds that 59% of US adults approve of Biden's performance in office, with 39% registering disapproval. That'...

Democratic Pollsters: We Got It Wrong Again

5 firms admit 'major errors' in predicting 2020 outcome, have no definitive solution

(Newser) - Five of the Democratic Party's six biggest polling firms are admitting "major errors" in their 2020 polling data, with "no consensus on a solution." A Tuesday letter signed by ALG Research, Garin-Hart-Yang Research Group, GBAO Strategies, Global Strategy Group, and Normington Petts describes a months-long effort...

Trump's Final Approval Rating: A 'Personal Low Note'

President is leaving with a 34% approval rating

(Newser) - As he gets ready to head out of the Oval Office and back to life as a private citizen, President Trump just received his final report card—and Gallup notes he's leaving "on a personal low note." In a survey of 1,023 random American adults taken...

As the Vaccines Roll Out, a Shift in Perceptions

46% of Americans now willing to get one ASAP, compared to 26% in late October

(Newser) - Two months ago, a USA Today/Suffolk University poll showed a wariness among Americans toward the coronavirus vaccine, with only 26% willing to roll their sleeves up for the shot as soon as it became available to them. Now, just days after the Pfizer and Moderna vaccine rollouts began for health...

Biden Keeps Double-Digit Lead as Democratic 'Anxiety' Persists

President trims disadvantage from 14 to 11 points in NBC poll

(Newser) - President Trump doesn't appear to be closing the gap with Joe Biden in the final weeks of the election in the same way he did against Hillary Clinton in 2016. A new NBC News / Wall Street Journal poll still has Biden up by double digits. Among registered voters,...

Facebook Braces for Voter Intimidation

The social media giant will ban 'militarized language' in calls for poll watchers

(Newser) - Facebook said it's readied new safeguards for the 2020 US elections that have it better prepared to deal with candidates who prematurely declare victory or contest official results and the possibility of voter intimidation by alleged—and potentially armed—"poll watchers," the AP reports. In the former...

2 Polls Show RNC Cut Into Biden's Lead

Trump still trails, but gap is down to 6 points

(Newser) - The highly anticipated "convention bounce" has been fading in recent election cycles. And anyway, the New York Times reports, polls usually show voters soon return to where they were. But President Trump has received a bounce this time that he can bask in: Two polls taken as the Republican...

What New Polls Say Ahead of Conventions
What New Polls Say 
Ahead of Conventions
the rundown

What New Polls Say Ahead of Conventions

Biden still leads, but race appears to be tightening

(Newser) - With the Democratic convention this week and the Republican convention next week, Election 2020 is about to enter crunch time. Three new polls show that Joe Biden still leads President Trump, though one of those polls in particular shows the race tightening substantially. Details:
  • Tighter: The network Trump loves to

Roughly 100 Days Away: Where the Election Stands
Republicans in Danger
of Losing Senate
the rundown

Republicans in Danger of Losing Senate

Cook Political Report also shifts Florida from toss-up to 'leans Democratic'

(Newser) - This weekend marks the point where the US will start counting down the last 100 days to the election. So where do things stand? An analysis at the Cook Political Report finds that, as of now, things are looking grim for Republicans. Not only does Joe Biden have a sizable...

Battleground States Are Tilting Toward Biden

He's up in 6 states Trump carried in 2016, and by double digits in some of them

(Newser) - The latest polls haven't been good news for President Trump, and a new one from the New York Times and Siena College has a particularly rough takeaway for his campaign: Joe Biden is leading in six pivotal battleground states. The survey, taken June 8-18, has Biden up in Michigan...

Yes, Biden Leads Polls, but Another Stat Is Key

Nate Silver: Swing-state margins suggest Trump could win Electoral College, if polls tighten

(Newser) - The respected stats site FiveThirtyEight.com is out with its first batch of polling averages for the presidential election, and it's good news for Joe Biden—at least on the surface. Biden is up 50.5% to 41.3% nationally, and he also leads in nearly all the swing...

Poll Shows Biden With Big Lead in a Big State

Survey has him up by 16 points in Michigan

(Newser) - Two new polls in the 2020 election were drawing attention Tuesday, and both were good news for Joe Biden:
  • Michigan: An EPIC-MRA poll shows Biden up by 16 points in Michigan, reports the Detroit Free Press . The survey ran from May 31 to June 4 and captured public sentiment after

New Polls Signal Trouble for Trump
Poll Sees
Big Problem
for Trump
With Women
the rundown

Poll Sees Big Problem for Trump With Women

NBC calls it a widening 'canyon'

(Newser) - A spate of new polls, some public, some internal, suggest trouble for President Trump's 2020 campaign. One in particular sees a growing problem with his support among women. The details:
  • CNN: The latest poll from CNN has Joe Biden up by 14 points overall, 55% to 41%. Last month,

Poll Shows Trump and Biden Running Close

President's support for November lags approval rating

(Newser) - With his approval rating at a high point , President Trump is now running nearly even with Vice President Joe Biden among voters in a new poll. As the pandemic has worsened, the president has erased most of last month's 7-point gap between the two, the Washington Post reports. Biden'...

A Big First for Bernie as Iowa Caucuses Loom

Sanders leads other candidates in new poll out of the Hawkeye State

(Newser) - When Bernie Sanders had a heart attack in October, whispers started that it was the beginning of the end of the Vermont senator's campaign for the Oval Office. Tell that to the people of Iowa, where Sanders, for the first time, took the lead there among all Democratic candidates...

Just Under the Wire, a 6th Debate Contender

Tom Steyer will join Biden, Buttigieg, Klobuchar, Sanders, and Warren on Tuesday

(Newser) - And then there were six. On Thursday morning, just Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren had met polling and fundraising requirements to participate in Tuesday's Democratic debate in Iowa. By Thursday evening, there was a new entry : businessman Tom Steyer, who Politico notes was...

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