Prof. ST Hsieh
Director, US-China Energy Industry Forum
October 18, 2023
Based on the media public opinion survey released recently, the US should be worried, and Biden should be worried too. Biden’s approval rating is so low that he should consider a change of course as soon as possible.
The US should be worried because the poll shows “31 percent of voters who would choose Trump think democracy is no longer a viable system for governance, while 24 percent of respondents who choose Biden think alternative forms of government should be explored.” The challenge is that democracy is the only system for governance known by the US, and it has been constantly touted by the US led west as the best form of governance. We are also in a global war fighting for “democracy.” If not democracy, then what? Secondly, how will the transition from democracy to X be carried out? Civil war?
Biden should be worried because, reelection aside, his performance is extremely poor:
- Only 32 percent approval rating for economy in the latest October survey.
- Only 31 percent approved of the job Biden is doing in foreign policy.
What should Biden do? He should keep the nation’s interest as the top priority rather than his personal legacy. People in the US cares more about what Biden does for the nation, at home, than his foreign trips, summits, TV speeches on Ukraine proxy war, the new crisis in the middle east etc. Biden is asking more funding from the US for these endless wars, nothing else!
People around the world are watching closely!
Biden approval rating near record low in new poll
Wed, October 18, 2023 at 8:18 AM PDT
President Biden’s overall approval rating dropped to 37 percent in a poll released Wednesday — a near record-low for the president as he heads into an election year.
The latest CNBC All-America Economic Survey, conducted Oct. 11-15, showed Biden’s overall approval rating at its second-lowest point in his presidency, 1 point higher than the record-low 36 percent approval in July 2022.
Biden’s disapproval rating rose to a record-high of 58 percent, 1 point above the disapproval rating in July 2022.
The latest approval rating dropped 2 points from the most recent polls, conducted in July and in April, when his approval held steady at 39 percent. In November 2022, Biden’s overall approval rating was at 41 percent.
Biden’s disapproval rating rose by 2 points from the most recent polls, in July and April, when his disapproval rating was at 55 percent.
Biden also received dismal ratings on foreign policy, even though it showed the vast majority of the public support military aid for Israel and Ukraine and support foreign humanitarian aid — positions the Biden administration has supported.
The survey was conducted by phone interview with 1,001 adults and had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.
Biden tops Trump by 4 points in new poll
Wed, October 18, 2023 at 6:44 AM PDT
President Biden has more support than former President Trump in a hypothetical rematch between the two party front-runners, but not by much, according to a poll released Wednesday.
Asked who they would vote for if the 2024 election were held today, the survey, conducted by the University of Virginia’s Center For Politics, shows Biden bringing in 52 percent support to Trump’s 48 — just a 4-point difference.
Respondents, however, generally did not approve of either candidate.
Biden received a 50 percent disapproval rating, and Trump’s was 53 percent. Despite the disapproval rating, respondents said they intend to vote along party lines in 2024.
Voters remain deeply divided over the 2020 presidential election, the poll found. Only 25 percent of Trump supporters believe the 2020 election was secure, free of fraud and that Biden was the fair winner.
Many respondents said they were worried about the future of democracy in America; 31 percent of voters who would choose Trump think democracy is no longer a viable system for governance, while 24 percent of respondents who choose Biden think alternative forms of government should be explored, according to the survey.
About 52 percent of Biden supporters say individuals who strongly support the Republican party are a threat to American life. On the other side, 47 percent of Trump supporters said the same about Democrats.
The survey was conducted from Aug. 25 to Sept. 11 with 2,008 registered voters. It has a margin of error of 2.2 percentage points.
Trump tops Biden by 4 points in head-to-head match-up: poll
Wed, October 18, 2023 at 8:15 AM PDT
Former President Trump topped President Biden by 4 points in a poll released Wednesday.
In CNBC’s All-America Economic Survey, 46 percent of registered voters said they were leaning toward voting for Trump or would vote for him “[i]f the election for president were held today.” Forty-two percent said they either leaned toward or would vote for Biden, and 12 percent said they would vote for neither or are undecided.
A University of Virginia’s Center For Politics survey also released Wednesday found Biden up by 4 percent on Trump; 52 percent of voters said they would support Biden in the poll, while 48 percent they would support Trump.
Only 37 percent of the respondents said they either approved or leaned toward approving of the job Biden is doing as president; 58 percent said they either disapproved or leaned toward disapproving.
The poll also took a look at views on the incumbent’s handling of foreign policy — an important topic in the spotlight as the Israel-Hamas conflict rages on.
Results showed 31 percent said they either approved or leaned toward approving of the president’s “dealing with foreign policy,” and 60 percent said they either disapproved or leaned toward disapproving.
The survey, conducted Oct. 11-15, featured responses from 1,001 adults and has a margin of error of 3.1 percentage points.