President Biden is set to deliver the State of the Union on Tuesday with new polling finding Americans—and specifically, Democrats—not exactly fired up about the job he’s doing.
A new Washington Post-ABC News poll found that 62% of Americans think Biden has accomplished “not very much” or “little or nothing” during his Presidency, versus 36% percent who said he has accomplished “a great deal” or “a good amount.”
That same poll was not complimentary to Republicans, either. Sixty-eight percent of Americans surveyed said they had “just some” or no confidence in President Biden to make the right decisions for the country’s future—but that’s compared to 72% who felt that way about Republicans in Congress, 70% about Democrats in Congress, and 71% about House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA).
As for Democrats, 77% say Biden has accomplished at least a good amount, versus 32% of Independents and just 7% or Republicans polled.
A new Fox News poll, meanwhile, compared registered voters’ confidence in specific individuals. While Biden polled the highest, still only 45% said they had a “great deal” or “some” confidence in the President. That’s compared to 44% for both former President Trump and Chief Justice John Roberts, 40% for Attorney General Merrick Garland, 39% for Speaker McCarthy and 38% for Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY).
When asked which trait best describes America today, 81% of those polled by Fox News said “dysfunctional family” versus just 16% who said “tight knit” family. That first number is up from 71% in 2020 and 77% in 2016.
Meanwhile, a new Associated Press-NORC poll found that just 37% of Democrats said they want Biden to seek a second term, down from 52% in the weeks before last year’s midterm elections.
Overall, 41% of all adults polled approve of how Biden is handling the job of President, while only 22% of U.S. adults overall said he should run again, down from 29% who said so before last year’s midterm elections.