The latest approval numbers show the president in the low 40% range—a dangerous place to be as Democrats in the House and Senate look to November 2022.
President Biden’s approval numbers improved slightly with Independents over the previous quarter, a key bloc needed to secure retention of power on the Hill. But at a dismal 40%, it won’t be enough to inspire their base—or donors.
Interestingly, approval ratings among Democrats slipped by four points with little hope of improving as inflation looms large over the holiday season.
We expect similar numbers in January as Congress reconvenes. But as the president pushes his big spending agenda going into the spring, it is likely that allies in the House may begin to break ranks as re-election draws near.
By early March, look for Independents’ skepticism and lack of enthusiasm to mount while Democrats draw into the shadows in an attempt to distance themselves from the increasingly unpopular big ticket government expansions of the Left.