(ReliableNews.org) – Even though the 2022 midterm elections are just over a year away, Republicans are hoping to take back the majority from Democrats in Congress. President Joe Biden’s recent disapproval ratings might be making that easier.
Over the last couple of weeks, numerous polls have shown his approval ratings are plummeting. According to FiveThirtyEight’s polling average, Biden has an approval rating of 46% and a disapproval rating of 48.5%. The pollster’s graph shows that the president started to lose support in the final days of the slow and botched Afghanistan withdrawal.
The Republican National Committee similarly hammered Biden for his failures, highlighting “rising prices crisis”, a “border crisis”, and an “Afghanistan crisis”.
Joe Biden has created:
✖️Rising prices crisis
When will he own up to the harm he’s caused Americans?
— GOP (@GOP) September 10, 2021
Americans are particularly upset about the way he handled the troop withdrawal in Afghanistan. Although ISIS-K is to blame for the deaths of the 13 American service members who lost their lives, some wonder if better planning on Biden’s part could have prevented their deaths. Now the president is mandating vaccines for millions of people and the anger towards him is intensifying.
Democrats are already in a tough position because the party that holds the executive branch usually loses seats in the midterms. Republicans currently only need to net five seats in the House and one seat in the Senate to take back control of the legislative branch. Biden’s terrible policies and poor performance since taking the office could make that even easier.
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