Biden’s approval among 18-to-29-year-olds has dropped almost 20 points to 41% over the past year with the majority wanting the White House to do more on student loans, another dire poll for the Democrats shows
- Biden’s approval dropped among young voters according to a new poll Monday
- The Institute of Politics at Harvard Kennedy School found 41 percent of 18-29-year-olds approved of his performance – an 18-point drop in the past year
- It is the latest bad polling news for Biden as Democrats prepare for midterms
President Joe Biden’s job approval has dropped 18 points among young Americans during the past year, according to a new poll which showed a 41 percent favorability rating.
The poll from the Institute of Politics at Harvard Kennedy School, published on Monday, is the latest in a series of dire results for Biden as his party looks to cling on to the House and Senate in midterm elections.
It recorded a drop from 46 percent approval for Biden last fall, and 59 percent last spring among 18-to-29-year-olds.
And it found growing disenchantment with the political system, with 36 percent of 18-to-29-year-olds saying ‘political involvement rarely has tangible results and 42 percent saying they believe their vote ‘doesn’t make a difference.’
As far as specific issues, they care most about government action on student debt. Although 85 percent favor some form of action, only 38 percent back total cancellation.
Overall, young Americans say Biden is doing a better job of handling COVID-19 (52%) and Ukraine (46% approve) than the economy (34% approve) – a similar pattern to adults.
President Joe Biden returned to Washington from a weekend at home in Delaware to yet more bad polling news, with young voters now slipping from his grasp
The poll by the Institute of Politics at Harvard University found Biden’s approval rating among young people had fallen by almost 20 points since last year
‘While this is an off-year election; there’s no evidence in this survey that young Americans are off the grid,’ said IOP polling director John Della Volpe.
‘Their contempt for a system that favors the elite and is overwhelmingly partisan is clear, but at the same time they see a role for government and are unlikely to abandon those most in need.’
It leaves about 69% of young voters who supported Biden in 2020 still approving of his job performance.
The president has stepped up his domestic travel in the past couple of weeks, as he seeks to remind voters of the historic trillion dollar infrastructure bill passed by Congress and spending on the coronavirus recovery.
However, polls show that Democrats have a mountain to climb in November, not least because of Biden’s dismal poll ratings.
A rolling average maintained by Real Clear Politics puts his standing at 40.9 percent.
And Democrats currently have 27 House seats in toss-up or worse categories, according to the nonpartisan Cook Political Report.
On Sunday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi revealed she used her COVID quarantine to catch up on Netflix and raise money for the November elections.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, 82, says she didn’t experience symptoms after testing positive for covid-19. ‘All I did was stay home and raise money for the Democrats,’ she quipped – while also binge-watching Bridgerton
She was among the lawmakers who tested positive in the past month as Washington parties resumed after a two-year hiatus.
‘I did not have one symptom. All I did was stay home and raise money,’ the 82-year-old lawmaker said.
She was among the famous faces to fete comedian Jon Stewart as he was awarded the Mark Twain prize for comedy at the Kennedy Center.
Last week, she helped raise more than $4.4 million for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and other groups at a fundraiser in San Francisco.
‘It was around four and a half million dollars for that event,’ she told DailyMail.com, when asked about her money haul. ‘But I saw all of – what’s it called? Bridgerton. I saw three Warriors games – of which we won all three. So I made good use of my time,’ she said.
She appeared at the event along with her husband, Paul, who has made millions as a venture capitalist.
Pelosi said sge remained a fan of Stewart, who in addition to tossing zingers at politicians has lobbied for causes including compensation for 9/11 first responders and veterans.