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NBC’s Chuck Todd discussed a new NBC poll on Sunday that showed President Biden’s approval rating had risen, adding that he was “getting a boost from the mere presence of Donald Trump.”
Todd said it was “remarkable” that Biden “even managed” to reach a 45% approval rating in Sunday’s NBC poll and noted the president’s low approval on several major issues, such as the crisis. border, the economy and the cost of living. .
“So what’s going on?” Todd asked. “One is of course the Dobbs decision, it clearly energizes voters and not just Democrats. Only 37% of people approve of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe, 61% disapprove of that decision. President Biden, becomes an elevator from the mere presence of Donald Trump.”
Todd said investigations into former President Donald Trump are preventing Republicans from “turning the midterm election into a referendum on Mr. Biden.”
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The NBC poll found that 54% of voters have negative feelings toward Trump, compared to 34% with positive feelings.
Todd added that both sides were running the campaigns they wanted to run.
“Republicans, on crime, the economy and immigration, and they’re winning this battle with voters. Democrats are running on Mr. Trump and abortion rights, and they’re winning this battle with voters” , did he declare.
The president’s approval rating hit an all-time low of 31% in late July, according to a Quinnipiac poll. In August, a Reuters/Ipsos survey found that 40% of Americans approved of Biden’s job as president.
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A Wall Street Journal poll from early September found that support for legal abortion increased after the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization which overturned Roe v. Wade.
Compared to 55% in March, the Wall Street Journal survey found that 60% of likely voters support legal abortion.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, RS.C., on Tuesday introduced a bill banning abortion after 15 weeks.
“I see this as a responsible alternative to the very hardline stance of Democratic senators,” Graham said Tuesday. “I can assure you that a large majority of Americans do not support abortion on demand until delivery.”
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A Fox News poll has found abortion to be a major issue for voters. However, it is still lower than inflation. Abortion was the top issue motivating 16% of voters, while inflation is the top issue motivating 19% of voters.