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Biden poll numbers hit rock-bottom, sees very low support among key demographics

President Joe Biden walks to speak to reporters before boarding Air Force One at Des Moines International Airport, in Des Moines Iowa, Tuesday, April 12, 2022, en route to Washington. Biden said that Russia's war in Ukraine amounted to a "genocide," accusing President Vladimir Putin of trying to "wipe out the idea of even being a Ukrainian."(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

WASHINGTON (TND) — A new Quinnipiac University poll shows Americans' approval of President Joe Biden’s job performance has reverted back to its all-time low, last seen in January.

On January 12, Quinnipiac polling showed only 33% of Americans approved of Biden’s job performance. Yesterday, Quinnipiac released its latest numbers, which indicate Biden’s approval rating among Americans is back to that same number.

Quinnipiac’s polling also shows a very low approval rating among voters aged 18–34, with only 21% in that age group approving of his job performance.

The all-time low comes amid a continuing crisis in Ukraine that 74% of Americans think still hasn’t hit its worst point yet, the Quinnipiac poll shows. The U.S. is also facing an illegal immigration crisis that 55% of Americans believe is getting worse, according to polling from Rasmussen Reports.

There has been an ongoing debate over how President Biden should be handling policy towards both of these issues.

On one level, Biden has bipartisan support for his policy of isolating Russia while backing Ukraine, but some reportedly want to see Biden take an even more aggressive approach towards Russia.

Some even want to see the U.S. enforce a no-fly zone over Ukraine, which would likely put the U.S. at war with Russia, many experts believe.

However, there does appear to be a large consensus among Americans that they do not want to provoke a war with Russia.

Quinnipiac polling from last month shows three-quarters (75%) of Americans say the U.S. should help Ukraine to the best of its abilities, but within boundaries that don't risk instigating war with Russia. Only 17% of Americans believe the U.S. should do whatever it needs to help Ukraine, even if it means risking war with Russia, the polling showed.

In regard to the U.S.’s illegal immigration crisis, a majority of voters think it is getting worse, and that President Biden is doing a poor job handling it.

Full Measure's Sharyl Attkisson says the Biden administration "has not taken any public steps" to curb the influx of border crossers. Biden's administration has also reversed measures put in place by former President Donald Trump meant to help stem the flow of illegal immigration – notably the recent decision to terminate the Trump-era Title 42 measure.

Biden’s approval rating is also reportedly lower among Hispanics, with 54% disapproving and only 26% approving.

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was asked about the president’s low approval ratings Monday.

“When [Biden] came into office last year, he was around 60% and even more, and now he’s around 40% and sometimes less.” Paski was asked during a news conference. “Who does he blame now: Putin, Trump, you — the communication team?”

“Oh, does he blame me? Oh, I don’t know,” Psaki said, offering a laugh. “I hope not.”

“Look, I think that the president recognizes that the country is still grappling with a number of challenges that impact people and their everyday lives, whether that is a continuing fight with a pandemic that has been going on for several years or the fact that costs are going up,” she continued. “Some of those are a result of the actions of President Putin — yes, as it relates to gas prices — but others are related to impacts of COVID-19 and impacts on the supply chain. So, what our focus is – and his focus continues to be on solutions to address these challenges, and keeping our heads down and trying to continue to deliver for the American people.”

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