In a poll recently conducted by The Harris Poll and HarrisX, half of overall respondents (comprised of registered voters) expressed approval for President Joe Biden’s handling of the policy area of “stimulating jobs.”
That’s a decisive mark against the endless drumbeat from Republicans and, more specifically, Trump’s circles arguing the U.S. is experiencing some kind of rapid decline with Biden and Democrats in government positions.
On the same question as measured by the same pollster, Biden’s level of approval was at only 38 percent in February 2022, making the present level a 12 percent jump over those 2022 results. And in the latest polling, even on the arguably “hot button” issue of inflation Biden got 40 percent approval from the same, general pool of respondents. In the most recent inflation report from the federal Labor Department, authorities said overall inflation when comparing prices in October to the previous month was flat, meaning no change in costs! And the national average for a gallon of regular gas, per AAA? It’s more than 30 cents below the level seen a year prior as of Monday, with Thanksgiving approaching.
There has recently been a spate of polling measuring prospective voters’ opinions on a 2024 rematch between Biden and Donald Trump that’s found the former president leading, but the full, pre-election portrait is just more complicated. Just look at the positive results for Democrats across the country in elections held earlier this month from Ohio to Kentucky and Virginia! Democrats have also had good signs in legislative polling, with surveys from Ohio relatively consistently showing a lead in general election match-ups for the incumbent Democratic Senator (Sherrod Brown) seeking re-election in 2024.