(FreedomBeacon.com)- If polling trends during the previous two Democrat presidencies are any indication, Joe Biden’s abysmal polling is a bad omen for the Democrat Party’s chances in the upcoming midterm elections.
While it is usually the case that the incumbent president’s party loses seats in the first midterm elections of his term, some pollsters believe the midterm loss for Democrats this year may be even more brutal than the 1994 and 2010 blowouts.
According to David Paleologos, the director of Suffolk University Political Research Center, the historic pendulum swing against the Democrat Party will be “more pronounced” this year than in the past “as the economy continues to falter over the next three months.”
Real Clear Politics Average has Joe Biden underwater by over 19 points, with an average approval rating of only 38 percent and an average disapproval of 57.3 percent.
At the same point during Barack Obama’s first term, his average approval rating was 9 points higher at 47 percent. Democrats went on to lose 63 seats in the 2010 Tea Party Midterm election.
Bill Clinton held a 46 percent average approval at the same time in his term before the 1994 Republican blowout that saw Democrats lose 54 seats.
Donald Trump’s approval rating was 42 percent at this time in 2018. Democrats went on to gain 41 seats during the midterm elections.
Given that track record, Biden holding an approval rating below 40 percent does not bode well for the Democrats’ chances in November.
Both Clinton and Obama enjoyed a bit of a rebound in approval after their first midterm blowouts. Whether Joe Biden manages to experience a similar rebound remains to be seen. Given that the president is being written off as a one-term guy, even by the media and many Democrat politicians, it might be difficult for a perceived lame duck to regain his footing after November.
Republicans held an 8-point advantage over Democrats in both the Insider Advantage and Rasmussen Reports generic congressional vote polls released on Friday.
The Insider Advantage generic vote had 50 percent of respondents choosing Republicans and 42 percent of respondents saying they would vote Democrat.
Rasmussen showed 48 percent of respondents saying they would vote Republican and only 40 percent saying they would vote Democrat.
Both polls also showed Biden’s approval at a miserable 37 pe