Biden Gains Momentum Post Midterms

Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Recent polls have shown an increase in President Biden’s approval rates with members of the Democratic party. The Reuters-Ipsos poll released Tuesday showed that around 40 percent of Americans currently approve of Biden’s job performance. This is a 3-point increase from the same poll last week. Similarly, his approval rates with Democrats have also increased to 78 percent, marking a 5-point increase in the past week.

Currently, Biden is considering whether he should place another bid for the White House in 2024, especially as the Democrats managed to have a positive performance in the midterm elections last month.

Republicans had been hoping for a “red wave” to materialize as they wanted to pick up seats in both chambers of Congress. However, the Democrats managed to hold their majority in the Senate, even though there is still one election that has not had a clear winner, while only losing a few seats in the House. In many key races, Democratic candidates managed to hold their seats despite the Republican challengers they were facing coming in strong.

Biden has maintained that he is fully intent on running for office again. During his first few months in office, he enjoyed some high approval ratings above 50 percent, but his approval ratings have dropped and remained low since that time.