A new Investor’s Business Daily/ TIPP Insights poll finds public levels of approval for the job performance of President Joe Biden on the rise with the November elections, when control of Congress will be at stake, only getting closer.
Across all respondents, 46 percent indicated approval for Biden’s job performance in the new poll, while 48 percent shared disapproval. The new polling was conducted in early September, and in the edition of this polling from roughly a month prior, disapproval of Biden led approval by a margin 12 percentage points higher than what was seen in this month’s numbers. In early August, 53 percent of overall respondents indicated disapproval, while just 39 percent said they approved of Biden’s job performance. According to this particular polling, Biden saw a dramatic increase in recent weeks in his levels of job approval among younger Americans, from the ages of 18 through 44. In August, just 40 percent of respondents from that age group approved of the president’s performance. Now, it’s 51 percent, with disapproval at the 40 percent level.
Biden, of course, recently unveiled a plan for the forgiveness of student loan debt. Targeted actions involving the cancellation of tens of billions in student debt were previously unveiled by the administration, but the new plan is more wide-ranging. The initiative makes different levels of debt cancellation available to different groups, but a baseline of up to $10,000 in student loan debt cancellations evidently stood to completely eliminate the debt held by millions of Americans.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) offered bizarrely antagonistic attacks on those who could benefit from the program, although for starters, it’s limited to individuals with individual incomes under $125,000 ($250,000 for married couples). “If you are that slacker barista who wasted seven years in college studying completely useless things, now has loans and can’t get a job, Joe Biden just gave you 20 grand,” Cruz said on his podcast. And Republicans wonder why younger people who spent years in college and now work intense hours serving entitled dolts sometimes prefer Democrats? Imagine the outrage if a Democratic politician used that precise language about Republicans. An average from FiveThirtyEight of approval polling data for Biden showed the president’s overall approval level at 43 percent as of Monday afternoon. It was in the upper 30s last month.