Joe Biden's Poll Numbers Tank. Kamala's Are Even Worse.

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November 8, 2021

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris's approval ratings have cratered to record lows, according to a recent poll.

The USA Today/Suffolk University poll, which queried 1,000 registered voters last week, found Biden's approval rating has sunk to 38 percent. Harris has dropped even lower, earning a dismal 28-percent job approval.

Sixty-four percent of respondents said they don't want Biden to run for a second term, while 58 percent said they don't want Trump to run for a second term. Biden has not committed to running for reelection.

The president found little support among independent respondents. Just 6 percent of independents said the president has done a better job than they expected, compared with 44 percent who said he's done worse than expected.

The survey bodes ill for Democrats' prospects in the 2022 midterms. Voters would favor a Republican candidate for Congress over a Democrat by 46 percent to 38 percent, according to the poll.

There's one silver lining for the president in the poll—61 percent approve of the bipartisan infrastructure bill that Congress just passed. But the president's massive social spending bill that congressional Democrats are pushing is more contentious. Voters are split in their support for the bill, and only one in four said the bill would help them and their families.