As doubts about his viability as the Democratic Party nominee in 2024 persist, President Joe Biden suffered another decline in approval among likely voters over the last month, as Breitbart reports.
The bad news for the president came in the form of a Rasmussen poll released on Thursday, and it only adds to findings from other surveys that have revealed the detrimental effect the Hamas terrorist attacks on Israel -- and Biden's response -- have had among certain portions of the electorate.
At the conclusion of October, according to Rasmussen, Biden's approval rating stood at 45%, which represented a drop of two points from the prior month.
In terms of the president's overall job performance, 54% of respondents expressed disapproval, a tally three points greater than September's result.
The Rasmussen survey was conducted among 7,000 likely voters and featured a margin of error of a single point.
A recent Gallup poll offered similarly discouraging news for the Biden camp, with the survey suggesting that the president's approval rating has now reached the lowest point in his entire time in the Oval Office, according to the Daily Caller.
Gallup put Biden's overall approval figure at 37%, representing a 4-point decline from the month prior.
Perhaps most jarring to those advising the president's re-election campaign is the poll's finding that independent voters approved of Biden at a rate of just 35%, a decline of 4% from September.
Notably, 75% of respondents identifying as Democrats evinced their approval of Biden's job performance, which was a stunning loss of 11 points within a single month.
Though president's often benefit from something of a bump up in approval during a global crisis such as the continued conflict in the Middle East, Biden has seen no such benefit, despite having traveled to Israel to engage in meetings with Israeli leaders and delivering an Oval Office address.
Powerline's Steven Hayward observed that “much of Biden's decline has occurred among Democrats” and further noted that “Gallup's explanation is significant, because it attributes the decline to something other than Biden's age,” often held up as a key contributor to the president's drop in support.
In its analysis of the latest poll results, Gallup stated, “Biden's immediate and decisive show of support for Israel following the Oct. 7 attacks by Hamas appears to have turned off some in his own party.”
The polling outfit further underscored the fact that the Israel-Hamas conflict “comes at a time when Americans remain pessimistic about the economy, the Biden administration is struggling to deal with increasing numbers of migrants attempting to enter the country, and debate continues about how much aid to provide Ukraine its war with Russia,” all factors potentially undermining his case for another term.
With Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN) recently announcing a challenge to Biden for the Democratic presidential nomination, citing the incumbents dipping support as compared to his likely opponent – former President Donald Trump – it remains to be seen whether last month's decline is a blip on the radar or a sign of things to come.
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