Democrats hoping for President Joe Biden to see an improvement in his job approval ratings continue to hold their breath. Biden has yet to see a rebound from weak numbers that began to decline in October 2021.

The most recent poll, which came from Emerson College Polling, showed Biden with a 38% job approval, while 52% disapprove of his job performance. Those numbers are down from April, when Emerson showed his approval rating at 42%.

Emerson noted that Biden struggled with swing voters and suburban voters.

Recent polling from Reuters-Ipsos is more dismal. After showing a 42% approval rating and a 50% disapproval rating on May 17, the numbers on May 25 declined to a 36% approval rating and a 59% disapproval rating. It was the worst poll numbers of Biden's term.

But a recent Economist-YouGov poll showed Biden with a 44% approval rating and a 51% disapproval rating. The numbers are not strong but they present the possibility that the administration can perhaps rebound after a strong performance in 2021.

Nate Silver of data-based news website FiveThirtyEight recently noted Biden's challenge of overcoming issues that have drawn attention in the last 12 months.

The midterm elections are in November with some key seats up for grabs. Democrats have expressed pessimism about the midterms, with fears that Republicans will retake the House or the Senate. 

“It’s going to be a terrible cycle for Democrats,” Doug Sosnik, a former political adviser to former President Bill Clinton, told the New York Times.