Joe Biden's Approval Rating Among Independents Is Alarming for Democrats

Author: Darragh Roche - Newsweek

President Joe Biden's approval rating among independent voters may be alarming for Democrats now that the president has formally launched his White House re-election bid.

A number of polls this month show that Biden is underwater when it comes to independent voters - a key voting bloc that the president won by a wide margin in 2020.

Matthew Hall, director of the Rooney Center, pointed to partisan loyalty in a statement about independents' role in the midterms, saying: "In today's highly polarized environment, voters are very loyal to their preferred political party. As a result, elections are almost entirely determined by voter turnout and independent voters."


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Originally published by Darragh Roche - Newsweek at on May 03, 2023.