Biden’s approval falls to 36% in another troubling poll. This shows Americans are most interested in Republicans taking control of Congress 2022. Additionally, the majority believes Democrats have shifted too far to their left.

  • This is a worrying sign for Democrats. President Joe Biden’s approval score fell to 36 percent in a Quinnipiac University Poll. 
  • Most voters want Republicans to be in control of Congress.
  • In midterm elections, the president’s party usually loses seats to Congress.
  • Democrats saw this month’s loss in Virginia’s governor race as a troubling sign 

This is a worrying sign for Democrats. President Joe Biden’s approval score fell to 36% according to a poll released Thursday. The majority of voters want Republicans to control Congress, which was a disturbing sign.

The new numbers – from a Quinnipiac University Poll – indicate a level of frustration among voters with the party in power as the country prepares for next year’s midterm election.

36% of respondents disapproved, while 53% supported President Biden’s job. Only 36% agreed with the results. According to a Quinnipiac University Poll, this is his lowest-rated job approval score.

The RealClearPolitics average polling shows that Biden’s approval ratings have been declining in November. At the beginning of November, a CNN poll had Biden’s approval rating at 45%.

In a troubling sign for Democrats, President Joe Biden's approval rating dropped to 36 per cent in a new Quinnipiac University poll

This is a worrying sign for Democrats. President Joe Biden’s approval score fell to 36 percent in a Quinnipiac University Poll.

In the Quinnipiac poll, 46 per cent said they want to see Republicans win control of the House – compared to 38 per cent who want Democrats — and 46 per cent want the GOP in the charge of the Senate, compared to 40 per cent who favor Democrats.

Independent voters, who typically decide matters in elections, also want to see Republicans in charge of Congress: 41 per cent to 31 per cent  for the House and 44 per cent to 34 per cent for the Senate. 

A slight majority, 52 percent of Americans, also said that the Democratic Party had moved to the right. 

The president’s party has a history of doing poorly in their first midterms. Barack Obama and Donald Trump both saw their parties lose control of Congress in the first midterms of their terms – 2010, and 2018. 

For control over the lower chamber, Republicans must win just four House seats. 

Additionally, 15 House Democrats already have announced retirements or plans to run for office next cycle. Also, the House will be undergoing redistricting. This process is likely to favor Republicans. 

Although the Senate has a 50-50 split, most competitive races are located in states that Biden won in 2020. This is helping Democratic hopes. 

However, their defeat in Virginia’s gubenatorial election this month – where Democrat Terry McAuliffe was defeated by Republican Glenn Youngkin – has Republican hopes rising that they will be able to take control next year. 

Biden was the winner of Virginia in 2020 with 10 points.

Since 2009, Republicans had not won the state statewide elections in Virginia. In 2009, Virginia’s statewide elections were the first in which Republicans had won statewide. His win preceded the GOP wave which gave Republicans control in the House at the 2010 midterms.

Youngkin won thanks to a strong showing of support by white women.  McAuliffe won 47%, Youngkin 53%. Biden won the same suburbs in 2020 with 53%, Donald Trump’s 47%.