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Biden’s approval remains 43%, unchanged from October

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WASHINGTON D.C., UNITED STATES: United States President Joe Biden gives remarks on preserving democracy ahead of the midterm elections at a DNC rally on November 2nd, 2022 at Union Station in Washington, D.C., United States on November 02, 2022. (Nathan Posner - Anadolu Agency)
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Dec 09, 2022 - 01:24 AM

WASHINGTON (AA) – Democrats did better-than-expected in the US midterm elections but the approval of US President Joe Biden’s job performance remains low, according to a poll on Thursday

Biden’s approval rating stands at 43% in the AP-NORC survey, unchanged from October.

Approximately 55% of voters said they disapprove of the way Biden has handled his presidency, now in its second year.

Only 25% of respondents see the economic situation in the country as “good” while 75% say it is “poor.”

A boost in Biden’s approval was not seen despite the president leading Democrats to one of the most successful midterm showings in modern history.

Following the Nov. 8 elections and a runoff in the state of Georgia, Democrats hold a 51-49 majority in the Senate but lost control of the House of Representatives.

Republicans hold a narrow eight-seat majority in that chamber — 221-213.

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