President Biden is expected to pray for better voting days ahead.
Only 44% of voters polled approve of his performance at work, according to a ABC News / Washington Post Poll out on Friday.
In addition, a Emerson College Survey shows Biden would lose to former President Donald Trump in a hypothetical showdown for the president if the two run in 2024 – 47 to 46 percent. Biden mentioned that he intends to run for office; Trump has been cautious about this.
Biden is 78 years old; Trump 75.
Biden beat Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Utah Senator Mitt Romney, former Bay State governor and Republican presidential candidate, by a few percentage points in the Emerson poll.
Opposed to DeSantis, the president polls 48% to 36%.
Against Romney, Biden wins 42% to 23% – with 29% responding that they would vote someone else.
“Historically, this data reminds me of 1912 when Teddy Roosevelt failed to win the Republican nomination for then-President Taft and created a third party devoting Republican odds to Woodrow Wilson. This data suggests that Republicans want Trump or a Trumpian candidate to be their candidate, or that half of them could opt out of the party, ”Spencer Kimball, director of Emerson College Polling, said in a statement.
As for the 2022 midterm elections, 71% of Democrats and 69% of Republicans say they are very likely to vote.
As for the war in Afghanistan, 68% of those polled by Emerson pollsters said they believe the United States has lost the war in Afghanistan, while 32% believe the United States has won.
In the blame game, the poll shows that 49% think former President George W. Bush holds the most responsibility; 24% say Biden; 18% said former President Barack Obama; and 10% say former President Donald Trump.
But ahead of Labor Day weekend, approval of Biden’s job, to quote NBC News, is “underwater.”
And, on the vaccine front, 53% of those polled in the Emerson poll say large public places, such as concert halls and stadiums, should require proof of vaccination.
We’ll see how that plays out at the Boston College soccer game on Saturday, where proof of a very recent negative COVID vaccine or test will be needed to cheer on the Eagles against Colgate.