Title: Biden’s Approval Rating Hits Historic Low Amidst Foreign Policy Criticism
According to a recent national NBC News poll, President Biden’s approval rating has plummeted to 40%, reaching the lowest level of his presidency. The decline in support can largely be attributed to widespread disapproval of Biden’s handling of foreign policy, particularly in relation to the Israel-Hamas conflict.
The poll’s findings reveal that even within his own party, the erosion of support is vividly apparent. A majority of Democrats believe that Israel has crossed boundaries in its military actions in Gaza, leading them to express disappointment in Biden’s handling of the conflict. Additionally, voters aged 18 to 34 are highly critical of Biden’s approach to the war, with a staggering 70% expressing disapproval.
Experts weigh in by suggesting that Biden has the potential to regain support among disillusioned Democrats and younger voters. However, it remains to be seen how the administration will tackle this challenge in order to reverse the current trend.
The survey further highlights that only 33% of all voters approve of Biden’s handling of foreign policy, marking an 8-point drop since September. Within the Democratic voter base, half disapprove of his approach to the Israel-Hamas war, revealing a significant divide within the party.
In a hypothetical general-election matchup, former President Donald Trump now leads Biden, although the difference falls within the poll’s margin of error. Notably, recent national surveys have depicted Trump’s growing competitiveness among younger voters, with voters aged 18 to 34 slightly favoring him over Biden (46% to 42%).
In the Republican primary, Trump holds a notable lead, garnering support from 58% of GOP primary voters. Conversely, Biden possesses the backing of 77% of national Democratic primary voters in the party’s 2024 presidential primary.
Looking ahead to the 2024 congressional elections, the poll found that 47% of registered voters would prefer a Republican-controlled Congress, while 45% favor Democratic control. These figures underline the prevailing sense of uncertainty and an overall lack of confidence in the direction of the nation.
The NBC News poll surveyed 1,000 registered voters and carries an overall margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points. As the Biden administration grapples with faltering approval ratings and increased scrutiny in the foreign policy arena, it remains to be seen how they will navigate these challenges and regain confidence from disenchanted Democrats and younger voters alike.
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