For months, Joe Biden has enjoyed the complete support of the mainstream media.
And through it all, his approval ratings have remained flatlined.
But now, one shock poll shows the Biden honeymoon is now coming crashing down.
Joe Biden has been in office for just over half a year, and his approval ratings have remained stagnant ever since he was sworn in back in January.
With nearly every aspect of America’s most powerful institutions, including Wall Street and the Media, throwing their complete support behind him, Biden’s approval ratings have remained hovering around 50% and have barely budged since January.
But now, a new shocking poll shows that the “Biden honeymoon” is now coming to a catastrophic end.
In a new poll conducted by ABC News, which ironically has served as one of Biden’s strongest allies for the past six months, Americans’ optimism in the direction of the country has taken a nosedive since May, falling over 20 points.
ABC News reports, “As President Joe Biden completed 100 days in office, the country was optimistic about the coming year, but now, just after hitting the six-month mark, Americans’ optimism about the direction of the country has plummeted nearly 20 points, a new ABC News/Ipsos poll finds.”
“A majority — 55% — of the public say they are pessimistic about the direction of the country, a marked change from the roughly one-third (36%) that said the same in an ABC News/Ipsos poll published May 2. In the early May survey, Americans were more optimistic than pessimistic by a 28-percentage point margin. Optimism is now under water by 10 points. Looking ahead to the next 12 months, fewer than half — 45% — now report feeling optimistic about the way things are going, a significant drop from about two-thirds (64%) in the May poll,” adds ABC News.
This represents a dramatic pessimistic turn for many Americans.
For the first time since Biden has taken office, a majority of Americans are now pessimistic about the direction of the country, in a stunning turnaround from just a few months earlier.
The results according to this poll have been nothing short of a disaster for Biden, who has counted on a growing number of Americans being satisfied in the direction of the country in order to shore up support for his agenda, which remains largely stuck in Congress.
But rather than posting numbers that would be boosting his administration, the situation appears to have collapsed across the board since May.
The poll shows that the decline in optimism has struck every political persuasion in the country, with Republicans, Democrats, and Independents all showing declines in optimism, with Democrats and Republicans registering 20 point drops, and Independents showing the largest decline at 26 points.
Among Democrats, the drop has been staggering, with only 73% of Democrats being optimistic about the next 12 months, compared to over 90% who supported Biden’s response to the COVID pandemic.
This decline in optimism has also triggered a similar decline in Biden’s approval rating, with the poll showing the largest number of Americans on record are now souring on Biden’s response to the pandemic, triggered by fears that Biden and his allies in Congress and in state capitals across the country may order a fresh round of COVID-imposed lockdowns.
“The overwhelming majority (88%) of Democrats approve of the president’s handling of the economic recovery, but only about half (49%) of independents do and less than 2 in 10 (16%) Republicans do. On other issues, Biden’s approval is underwater, and lackluster even among his own party,” adds ABC News.
“Fewer than 4 in 10 Americans approve of the president’s handling of immigration and the situation at the U.S.-Mexico border, crime and gun violence. Republicans have hounded Biden and Democrats over all three, as border crossings and violent crime rates, especially in Democrat-run U.S. cities nationwide, surge,” concludes ABC News.