A new poll is raising the alarm over President Joe Biden’s plummeting job approval that even CNN has warned that it “should terrify Democrats ahead of 2022.”
On Tuesday, Sept. 21, CNN cited the Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa Poll reporting that nearly two-thirds of Iowan voters now disapprove of how Joe Biden is handling his duties as president.
In detail, a whopping 62% of Iowans disapprove of Biden’s job performance, while just 31% approve of how the president is handling the job, and 7% are not sure.
The results are much worse than the same previous poll conducted in June, when 52% disapproved and 43% approved.
Biden’s disapproval number is even below the lowest ever measured by pollster J. Ann Selzer for former presidents Donald Trump (35% in December 2017) and Barack Obama (36% in February 2014), and George W. Bush (25% in September 2008).
“This is a bad poll for Joe Biden, and it’s playing out in everything that he touches right now,” Selzer said.
The poll, which surveyed 805 Iowa adults from Sept. 12-15, indicated that Biden’s approval on pulling U.S. troops from Afghanistan stands at a meager 22%. Support for his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic is now just 36% among Iowans.
“This poll is rightly understood as a blaring red alarm for not just Biden but especially down-ballot Democrats—in Iowa and elsewhere—who will be running in the 2022 midterms,” CNN wrote.
“While Iowa is not the pure swing state that it was in, say, 2000, it remains a place where Democrats can and do win—both in statewide elections and congressional districts. Democrats, as recently as 2020, controlled three of the state’s four House seats, although Republicans won both the first and second districts back last November. And both are considered Democratic re-takeover targets in 2022—depending, of course, on what the congressional map winds up looking like, the channel added.
According to the news outlet, if Biden’s numbers are anything close to today’s figures in other swing states, it will be an absolute disaster for Democrats—and would indicate the near-certain loss of a large number of House seats (and their majority) come next year