Joe Biden’s approval rating plummetted to 36 percent in a new blow for the 46th President, an opinion poll has revealed. Quinnipiac’s recent survey comes as polling website Real Clear Politics (RCP) found Mr Biden’s average approval rating stands at 41 percent.
RCP President Tom Bevan said on Twitter: “Biden’s approval rating in the RCP Average has slipped back to 41 percent, the lowest since August 20.”
However, Mr Biden’s poor polling performance comes as he was handed a massive boost in Georgia’s runoff election.
According to the New York Times, incumbent Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock opened up a 37,000 vote lead over GOP challenger Herschel Walker with 95 percent of ballots counted.
Responding to the result, Mr Biden said: “Tonight Georgia voters stood up for our democracy, rejected Ultra MAGAism, and most importantly: sent a good man back to the Senate. Here’s to six more years.”
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Mr Warnock simply added: “Thank you, Georgia. We did it again.”
Victory for Warnock ensured the Democrats have taken control of the Senate after John Fetterman also made a vital gain in Pennsylvania’s race against the Grand Old Party’s candidate Dr Mehmet Oz.
Democratic control means Mr Biden’s party will hold majorities on each committee, have the power to issue subpoenas and even find it potentially easier to fill a Supreme Court vacancy.
Mr Walker’s defeat rounds off a lacklustre midterm campaign for Republicans, particularly among those supported by ex-POTUS Donald Trump.
Prominent Iowa Republican Bob Vander Plaats also tweeted that Walker’s defeat was yet “another blow to former President Trump”.
He added: “Conservatives across the country are tired of losing – 2024 is key to winning the future again.”
Despite struggling in swing Senate polls and suffering net losses in key gubernatorial races, Republicans managed to narrowly take control of the House of Representatives.
Mr Biden is also expected to launch his re-election bid, according to the New York Times.
During an event with French President Emmanuel Macron, First Lady Jill Biden revealed that the couple are prepared to announce his re-election campaign for 2024.