Poll: Low approval of Joe Biden a drag on Florida Democrats
Love it or hate it, Joe Biden has a record of successes in his first term. Image via AP.

Biden’s unpopularity is ‘creating headwinds’ for candidates like Val Demings, pollsters said.

Most Florida voters continue to disapprove of the job President Joe Biden is doing, and that outlook could negatively impact some Democratic candidates throughout the state, new polling figures show.

Jacksonville-based Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy polled 800 registered and likely Florida voters last week. Of those polled, 54% said they are unhappy with Biden’s performance. Forty-two percent said the President is doing a good job, while 4% said they aren’t sure either way.

Assessments of Biden have generally been on the upswing since his approval reached its nadir in May, when just 39% of U.S. adults nationwide said they approved of him.

A Gallup poll from early September placed the President’s approval at 42% — equal to Mason-Dixon’s most recent findings.

While hardly enviable by presidential standards, Biden’s current rating is higher than Donald Trump’s at the midway point of his first and only term and equal to that of Ronald Reagan in September 1982.

It’s also 2 percentage points higher than where Biden rated in February, when Mason-Dixon conducted a similar poll.

Image via Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy.

Biden’s highest approval rating now in the Sunshine State (49%) and lowest disapproval rating (47%) is in Southeast Florida, a region whose population leans Democratic.

Everywhere else, disapproval of him rests at about 57%.

Pollsters said that is proving to be a hurdle for Democratic candidates like U.S. Rep. Val Demings, who is running to supplant U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio next month. So far, both candidates have held onto their base party voters but seen little movement elsewhere.

That’s despite close to $22 million Demings has spent on TV and radio advertising this cycle, according to AdImpact.

“The continued unpopularity of President Joe Biden is also creating headwinds for Demings,” Mason-Dixon staff wrote. “This has … changed little since the beginning of the year.”

Demographically, Biden is underwater among men and women both older and younger than 50. Just 33% of White voters and 46% of Hispanic voters approve of his performance. However, he still holds strong favor (81%) with Black voters, pollsters found.

Along party lines, a larger share of Republicans (93%) disapprove of Biden than Democrats approve of him (87%). Just a third of unaffiliated voters give the President a satisfactory grade, with 59% saying they are unhappy with his work and 7% unsure.

The firm randomly selected subjects from a phone-matched voter registration list and used quotas to reflect voter turnout by county.

The survey had a 3.5 percentage point margin of error.

Jesse Scheckner

Jesse Scheckner has covered South Florida with a focus on Miami-Dade County since 2012. His work has been recognized by the Hearst Foundation, Society of Professional Journalists, Florida Society of News Editors, Florida MMA Awards and Miami New Times. Email him at [email protected] and follow him on Twitter @JesseScheckner.


  • Impeach Biden

    October 4, 2022 at 6:24 am

    Come on man. Joe “Jose” Biden now claiming he was raised by Puerto Rican’s in Delaware. This guy can’t help himself with his BS. What kind of crazy story will he have for the people of Florida today? His handlers are telling him, “do not ad lib from the teleprompter, do not ad lib from the teleprompter”. November can’t come soon enough.

    • Fat Cammack

      October 4, 2022 at 8:21 am

      You want greasy bare assed face sit babydoll? Show you what the GOP is really all about? Just vote for me.🍩💋

    • Sara

      October 4, 2022 at 1:29 pm

      Biden is awesome unless u brainwashed Trump minion. The vast majority of our country and people in Florida are pro Biden and democrats

      • Impeach Biden

        October 4, 2022 at 4:26 pm

        Sara you are smoking some good stuff. I will let you live in your fantasy world..

      • Anonymous

        October 6, 2022 at 2:03 pm

        You dummy biden has not done anything good since he was elected he caused record high inflation your the brain washed idiot and majority of florida is rebucians idiot it’s red state you dummy

  • Impeach Biden

    October 4, 2022 at 6:27 am

    Now as a follow up. Will Val Demings be alongside the President today? I say no. Will Charlie Crist be alongside the President today? Might as well as he has no chance at all against DeSantis.

  • Tom

    October 4, 2022 at 7:54 am

    I stated multiple times in the past year that POTUS’s anemic Florida approval is a detriment.

    Civiqs poll has had him at 38%, before the recent M D poll. He is a major drag on the Dems running. Chameleon and Dumings will not be able to overcome his very low approval. On specific issues of economy, immigration he rubbed in the low 30’s.

  • Tom

    October 4, 2022 at 8:09 am

    Biden’s anemic approval reflects the Dems insensitivity on major issues.

    The inflation party on the WH lawn a few weeks ago demonstrated how out of touch the Dems are with blue collar, middle class and working class people’s. Atrocious.

    • George Soros

      October 4, 2022 at 8:38 am

      For some he’s too centered and for others he’s not far right enough. This is why he’s not polling well. One things for sure, he would still beat Trump which is why the GOP wishes Trump would just shut up and die. As for you…you are a legendary dummy. Keep up the good work. You’re doing good things for the Democratic Party being a neo nazi bot.

      • Tom

        October 4, 2022 at 8:47 am

        Soros Joey babble.
        I win once again, your reply ensured it.
        You can’t stand to a legend.
        Biden ain’t centered or right, you moron he has signed off on $9trillion in “new” spending. He’s a ultra liberal.
        You are clueless Joey, incest destroys the mind.

        He’s not polling well cause he is terrible. He and Harris are pathetic.
        His presidency is an abomination. He’s failed in everything.
        You are a clueless idiot!

        • Joe Corsin

          October 4, 2022 at 9:32 am

          You win award for FP biggest dumbass 🥇

          • Tom

            October 4, 2022 at 10:18 am

            You pathetic piece of manure Joey Soros. You prove my legendary status, I am the only one who has referred to the Dems as Soros Manchurians.

            Thank you for your pathetic alias now under George Soros. You prove my point.

            As for you, your pathetic efforts prove the scum you are. Go back to mommy and get in bed, you degenerate. Come on tough guy. You threaten so much. You pussy!

            I kick your ass all over FP. It sucks being you. Loser!

            Defend potus and v potus, LMAO.
            The whole country knows they crapped the bed the last two years. Your bed with mommy has crap in it to, you degenerate. I own you, you can’t deal with it. LMAO, you are so diluted, you don’t talk Trump, LOL.

          • George Soros

            October 4, 2022 at 11:03 am

            You have grandiose sense of self which you attempt to display on this website but fall short. You are seen as a dumbass. You don’t know your balls from your azzhole 🍩

  • Tom

    October 4, 2022 at 9:06 am

    Jacki, where are you? POTUS says. Calling for dead congresswoman.
    V Potus says N Korea is our strategic ally.
    Two clowns.

    Gas prices spiking nationally.
    Economy faltering worse.
    Nuclear war inching closer due to this incompetence.

    Everyone knows they were better off, safer and more productive just 2 years ago.

    White wash coming in elections.
    25 to 35 house seats flipping to GOP.
    Senate pick up, 2 to 3 seats GOP.

    • Charlie Crist

      October 4, 2022 at 9:34 am

      👆This guy composes sentences on a fifth grade level. Vote for me. I’ll make sure this doesn’t happen to future generations.

      • Impeach Biden

        October 4, 2022 at 9:45 am

        The fat lady is singing Charlie. Turn out the lights the party is over. You are going to have to come up with. New alias after the November rout.

      • Tom

        October 4, 2022 at 10:21 am

        Crapping on you is easy!
        It sucks being you. Getting ass kicked all over FP. Enjoy!

        • Joe Corsin

          October 4, 2022 at 11:01 am

          You have intellectual disability and you have narcissistic defenses to deal with this harsh reality. Your only hope is to embrace the fact that you are a dumbass. You’ll be happier as a result.

          • Tom

            October 4, 2022 at 11:36 am

            LMAO, as I kick your ass all across FP, you pussy! Go bang mommy, you incest pig.

            You can’t stand up to me, the FP legend. I torch you all over FP.

            You are unable to convey any substantive policy thoughts. Loser.

      • Billy Rotberg

        October 4, 2022 at 12:09 pm

        Oh Look! The pathetic coward is hiding behind the name of a bigger piece of crap. What are you scared of?

  • Hope

    October 4, 2022 at 9:57 am

    Anyone who has a 401k will be sure to vote out the Democrats for their horrendous mismanagement that has crashed our 401ks. Unfortunately sitting behind a computer making up multiple aliases all day long does not provide a 401k so Charlie and his multiple aliases have no comprehension as to what is happening in the world.

    Every Democrat with a 401k will vote Republican. Minorities and Independents will vote Republican. Republican sweep only weeks away and Charlie will be swept away forever never to be heard from again.

    • Impeach Biden

      October 4, 2022 at 10:29 am

      Hope is absolutely correct. Been saying it a while now. People vote with their pocket book and wallet. Abortion will only take you so far. The rout is coming.

      • Tom

        October 4, 2022 at 10:58 am

        It’s always the economy stupid!
        Except for degenerate Joey Soros Corsin and POTUS.

        Only soros manchurians ignore the awful economic state of our economy.
        Everyone knows they were better off 2, and 4 yrs ago. No comparison.

        • Joe Corsin

          October 4, 2022 at 11:05 am

          You know nothing about the economy, you can’t compose paragraphs properly, and you are a seditious terrorist supporter. You should be jailed.

          • Tom

            October 4, 2022 at 11:38 am

            Crapping on you is fun!
            Joey Soros, I win.
            Thank you!

          • Joe Corsin

            October 4, 2022 at 12:34 pm

            Yes you win biggest dumbass award… we’ve already gone over this.

  • Jose Fuego

    October 4, 2022 at 11:20 am

    It also might be that Val Demings is a drag on Val Demings. It could be that the entire Democrat Party is a drag. It certainly looks like that north of the Mason Dixon line.

    • Tom

      October 4, 2022 at 11:32 am

      Fair points Jose. Dumings, and chameleon are pathetic.
      Florida Dem party is a joke, losers like Joey corsin abs others.

  • David in Shoreline

    October 4, 2022 at 12:03 pm

    I saw a comment about 401ks. I’ve lost $70,000 since Biden took office. Took me over ten years to save that amount. Account was doing great when Trump was in office. Don’t worry about this poor working stiff, I’ll just eat cat food during retirement. Meanwhile, the crackhead Hunter Biden is sitting on many millions of dollars (plus 10 percent for the Big Guy of course.)

  • Billy Rotberg

    October 4, 2022 at 12:17 pm

    “She was 12, I was 30”
    Jomentia Talibiden

    And the democrats Cheered!
    Bunch of sick puppies!

    • Joe Corsin

      October 4, 2022 at 12:36 pm

      Neo nazi shill for Donald Trump…who wouldn’t wipe his ass with you. Have some self respect for Christ sakes. You people aren’t American. Just dogs..not even human being. You must be put down.

      • Tom

        October 4, 2022 at 10:30 pm

        LOL, look whose talking!
        Degenerate Joey soros corsin, banging mommy.

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