Conservative Reporter Rips KJP on Biden's Poor Approval Ratings
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was criticized by a conservative reporter Monday over President Joe Biden's poor approval ratings.
Newsmax White House correspondent James Rosen questioned the press secretary on Monday, citing his polling in the 2024 election.
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“All of these dismal polls, his job approval ratings, does the White House have any basis to challenge the accuracy of that polling?” Rosen asked.
“We never challenge, I am not challenging the accuracy here. That’s not what I’m doing,” the press secretary replied. “What I am saying to you is that, you know, we’re not gonna change the minds of Americans, I get that. Americans are gonna feel how they feel and we’re gonna respect that."
President Biden’s approval rating has modestly increased as voters have given the president higher marks on the economy and jobs, according to a new Harvard CAPS-Harris Poll https://t.co/eBkmk8xZKb pic.twitter.com/yAdnhK62j8
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Biden's latest approval rating is at just 45%, up one point from the previous poll but still far below 50% ahead of the election year.
“We saw a slight improvement among voters in Biden approval as there were some improved economic numbers. But this has not translated into more support for Biden as there are deep concerns about his age and dissatisfaction with his presidency he has yet to turn around,” said Mark Penn, co-director of the Harvard CAPS-Harris Poll.
The number one concern among Americans continues to be the economy, with voters concerned over high inflation under Biden.
Other concerns noted commonly among voters are Biden's response to foreign affairs, his actions during the COVID-19 pandemic, and crime issues in the U.S.
The issues have helped propel former President Donald Trump higher in polls showing his leading in a hypothetical rematch in match national studies.
The polls may be downplayed by the press secretary but are certainly a concern for Biden and his supporters as the 2024 election campaign heats up.