Biden’s approval rating down in several swing states: poll

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Biden's approval rating down in several swing states: poll

More Americans in six critical swing states disapprove of the job President Biden is doing than approve as the administration tries to recover from the bungled military pullout in Afghanistan and a resurgence of COVID cases across the country, according to a new poll. 

The president’s approval ratings in Arizona, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Texas ​lag behind his disapproval ratings by 10 points or more, a Civiqs survey shows. ​

In the 2020 presidential election, Biden won three of the states by narrow margins – Arizona, Georgia and Pennsylvania – ​and former President Donald Trump won the other three by slightly higher margins. 

Texas, which Trump won by more than 5 percentage points, has the largest gap in Biden’s ratings at 26 percent. 

​​Fifty-nine percent of Lone Star Star ​residents disapprove of Biden and only 33 percent approve. ​

The next highest gap of the six states is Georgia with 15 percent – 38 percent approve and 53 percent disapprove.​

A recent poll shows that President Biden's approval rating has dipped in several states including Arizona, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Texas.
A recent poll shows that President Biden’s approval rating has dipped in several states including Arizona, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Texas.
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Biden ​won Georgia by .2 percent following a number of recounts.​

The difference is 13 percent in Florida and North Carolina, both states that Biden lost. 

​In Florida and North Carolina, 40 percent approve and 53 percent say they disapprove of his job performance.​

Several factors including Biden's chaotic military withdrawal from Afghanistan have contributed to the plummeting numbers.
Several factors including Biden’s chaotic military withdrawal from Afghanistan have contributed to the plummeting numbers.
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In highly contested Pennsylvania, which declared Biden the winner ​three weeks after election day because of a series of recounts, the gap is the smallest at 10 percent. 

Voters in the Keystone State approve of Biden by 41 percent and 51 percent disapprove. 

Biden has a net positive approval rating in only 13 of the 50 states. 

The resurgence of COVID-19 cases has also lead to a massive increase in Biden's unpopularity.
The resurgence of COVID-19 cases has also lead to a massive increase in Biden’s unpopularity.
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Broken down by party, Democrats approve of Biden by 84 percent to 6 percent, but Republicans disapprove of him by 95 percent to 3 percent.

​Among independents, 59 percent disapprove and 30 percent approve.

Whites disapprove of Biden by 60 percent to 33 percent, but the president has strong support among African-Americans – 76 to 12 percent – and among Hispanics – 54 to 35 percent.

​The Civiqs poll is the latest to show Biden’s numbers going in the wrong direction. ​

A survey by Marist, NPR and PBS NewsHour found that Biden’s approval rating plunged 10 percentage points between May and September – dropping from 53 percent to 43 percent.

​Biden’s approval ratings hovered in the high 50s or low 60s after he took office, but the mounting crises have taken a toll on his ratings. 

​​And in a poll on a possible matchup between Biden and Trump, the former president would eke out a win.​​

The Emerson College survey released last Friday found that 47 percent of voters would pick Trump while 46 percent would vote for Biden. ​​

And 39 percent of Democrats said they would look for another candidate besides Biden in 2024 – while 67 percent of Republicans would stick with Trump.  ​

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