Despite Patriotism Rhetoric Swirling Amid War Talk, Biden’s Popularity Not Rising With Independents

( According to a survey conducted after last Tuesday’s State of the Union speech, while President Biden enjoyed a little bump in support among Democrats, his speech failed to boost his approval among the all-important Independents.

The poll from IBD/TIPP conducted after last Tuesday’s SOTU showed Biden with an overall approval rating of 39 percent with 47 percent disapproving.

But among Independents, the president’s approval was an abysmal 27 percent while 53 percent disapproved.

When asked about Biden’s handling of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, only 21 percent of Independents approved while 47 percent disapproved.

Overall, only 33 percent of respondents approved of Biden’s handling of Ukraine while 43 percent disapproved.

While 32 percent of respondents approved of Biden’s handling of the economy, among Independents, only 23 percent approve while 53 percent disapprove.

Democrats, however, gave the hapless president an 8-point boost over February’s polling. Overall 74 percent of Democrats approve of Biden’s job performance while only 15 percent disapprove. In February, only 66 percent of Democrats approved.

But the IBD/TIPP Poll was conducted from March 2 to 4 and a lot has happened in a week.

Since then, gas prices have skyrocketed to the highest rate in history. The February inflation numbers released on March 10 show the US inflation rate at a four-decade high of 7.9 percent as consumer prices continue to climb.

If the Biden administration was hoping to get a lasting boost in polling after the president’s low-rated State of the Union Address, they might want to lower their expectations.

On Thursday, March 10, Rasmussen Reports had Joe Biden at 39 percent approval with a staggering 60 percent disapproval, putting the president 21 points underwater.

Complicating problems for the already unpopular president is his unwillingness to lift his sanctions on the US energy sector to boost supply and drive down prices.

On Monday, Rasmussen released a survey showing 70 percent of Americans want the US to increase domestic oil and gas production while 18 percent do not.