He didn’t see this coming.
A new poll from Suffolk University and the Boston Globe has shown that in Massachusetts President Joe Biden’s approval rates are at 46%.
Biden in 2020 had won Massachusetts over then President Donald Trump with 65.9% to 32.3.
According to the poll, which was conducted from April 24 to April 28 the results from the 765 registered voters who participated show that in the age group of 35 and younger the approval rate is 39%, while for unenrolled voters it is 52%. Out of the Democratic voters, 75% support Biden. At the same time, all Republicans seem to disapprove of him. When asked about whether the economy is in recession, 51% said they believe it was, while 56% also noted that the U.S. was not following the right track. Only 27% agreed with the current path the country is in.
“If you’re technically underwater in Massachusetts, that sends a powerful message to the country,” David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk University Political Research Center said.
“When independents in Massachusetts are that negative on an incumbent Democratic president who won this state going away, one wonders what an independent swing-state voter in Ohio, Nevada, or New Hampshire is thinking,” Paleologos said. “It poses a real challenge for the midterm elections for Democrats.”
The margin of error for this poll is plus-or-minus 3.5 percentage points.