(TheRedAlertNews.com) – In the latest sign that Joe Biden’s reelection bid is in deep trouble, he just registered his highest disapproval rating so far.
An NBC News poll published on Sunday shows that, for the first time since he occupied the White House more than 2.5 years ago, Biden’s disapproval rating has spiked to 56%.
At the same time, just 41% of US voters say they approve of the 80-year-old president’s job performance, The Hill reports.
It notes that the NBC survey demonstrates that Biden’s support among “essential voting blocs is slipping.”
Thus, the president has seen a decrease in support among voters aged 18-24, which has declined to 46%.
His approval among Hispanic and Latino voters is also down and stands at 46%.
At the same time, his support among independents has collapsed even further to 36%.
“This survey is a startling flashing red light for an incumbent party,” commented Republican pollster Bill McInturff of Public Opinion Strategies, as cited by NBC News.
McInturff conducted the survey with Democrat pollster Jeff Horwitt from Hart Research Associates.
According to the poll findings, American voters also have worries about Biden’s most likely opponent in the 2024 election, former President Donald Trump, The Hill points out.
Thus, while 74% of the respondents say they view Biden’s age as a major or moderate issue over doubts about his mental and physical fitness for the presidential office, only 44% of those polled expressed the same concerns about Trump.
“Yes, the numbers for Biden aren’t where he needs them to be. But the lens for most voters is still through Donald Trump first,” commented Horwitt, the Democrat pollster.
The NBC poll found that Biden and Trump are tied at 46% among registered voters in a hypothetical 2024 election matchup.
The same poll in June found that the president had a 4-point lead over his predecessor.
The new survey registered Trump’s lead over the second-closest in the race for the GOP presidential nomination, Ron DeSantis, at 43 percentage points – 59% to 16%.
The NBC News poll was conducted among 1,000 registered voters between September 15 and 19 and surveyed 1,000 registered voters with an overall margin of error of 3.1 percentage points.