President Joe Biden’s approval rating is underwater in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, two states the president plans to visit on Labor Day to boost the Democrats’ midterm hopes.
Biden announced he will visit the states while polling shows the Senate races are tightening. In Pennsylvania, radical Lt. Gov. John Fetterman (D) is leading Trump-endorsed Dr. Mehmet Oz (R) by about 5 points. Polling is a bit tighter in Wisconsin, where radical Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes is leading Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) by 2 points.
Biden’s appearance in both states may not benefit Fetterman or Barnes. Biden’s polling among Pennsylvania voters is 17 points underwater (37 approve – 54 disapprove). Among Wisconsin voters, Biden’s approval rating is 15 points underwater (39 approve – 54 disapprove).
While Fetterman has agreed to campaign with Biden on Labor Day, he will reportedly not meet with Biden on Tuesday, the president’s first of two visits to the state in a week. It is unclear if Barnes will meet with Biden in Wisconsin. Biden’s underwater polling in both states is likely a deterring factor for both campaigns. Read more…