The Political Aspie Daily Tracker for Thursday, June 17, Shows President Biden with a Job Approval of 53%.

According to the Political Aspie daily tracker, 53% of American voters approve of President Biden’s job performance. His disapproval is 45% according to my average. Several new polls have been released since yesterday morning, and which I have factored into my average. The Monmouth poll, the Economist/YouGov poll, the GSG/GBAO poll, the Politico/Morning Consult poll, and the Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll.

The Monmouth poll shows the President with a job approval of 49% and a disapproval of 43%. The Economist/YouGov poll gave the President a job approval of 48% and a disapproval of 45%. The GSG/GBAO survey gave Biden a job approval of 52% and a disapproval of 44%. The Politico/Morning Consult poll gave Joe Biden a job approval of 53% and a disapproval of 44%. The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking poll shows President Biden with a job approval of 50% and a disapproval of 48%.

35 Disability Rights Organizations, including the American Association for People with Disabilities (AAPD), the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN), the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN), and the Autistic Women and Nonbinary Network have signed a statement warning that the paper ballot mandate in the “For the People Act” would disenfranchise voters with disabilities.

The statement highlighted the strengths if the legislation, such as expanding access to voting, though it stated that the paper ballot mandate would disenfranchise many voters with disabilities who are unable to independently hand-mark, verify and cast a paper ballot due to their disability.

The signed orgs. did propose changes that would protect the rights of voters with disabilities.

President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin, whom President Biden has called a worthy adversary, concluded their summit in Geneva yesterday. Both sides said that got what they wanted out of the summit and President Biden said that the discussion was positive and constructive.

The President did relay that cyberattacks on American cyberinfrastructure would not be tolerated.

The President did have a incident with CNN White House Correspondent Kaitlain Collins, who assked the President why he was confident that President Vladimir Putin was going to change his behavior. A legitimate question.

The President snapped and responded that he wasn’t confident in that regard.

Later on he apologized to Collins for his rudeness.

New Politico/Morning Consult Poll Shows President Joe Biden With a Job Approval of 53%.

According to a new Politico/Morning Consult poll, 53% of registered voters approve of the job that President Biden is doing. That’s an increase of one percentage point from last week. 43% of respondents to the survey registered their disapproval.

President Biden holds an 81% job approval among Democrats and a 48% job approval with Independents. Among Republicans, only 17% approve of the President.

The President receives his highest marks on his handling of the jobs issue, with 50% approving of him on this issue. On other issues of concern to the disability and autistic communities, such as the Economy and Health Care, the President receives an approval rating of 47% each. That’s of registered voters, though I would like to see disability included as a polling demographic.

53% of registered voters disapprove of the President’s handling of the immigration issue.

46% of respondents approve of the President on the issue of voting rights.

The Politico/Morning Consult poll was conducted from June 11-13 among 1,994 registered voters and has a margin of error of plus or minus 2 percentage points.

GU Politics/Battleground Poll Gives President Biden a Job Approval of 52%.

According to a new GU Politics/Battleground poll, 52% of registered voters approve of the President’s job performance. 45% of respondents registered their disapproval.

When asked about what issue was most important to them personally, 18% said divisions in the country. 16% said voting rights, and 14% said government spending. When asked what was the next most important issue, 14% said divisions in the country, 11% said government spending, and 10% said health care, national defense and terrorism.

When asked their opinion of each of the three, 52% of respondents had a favorable opinion of Dr. Anthony Fauci, 49% had a favorable opinion of black lives matter, and 50% had a unfavorable opinion of Qanon.

Seriously, if you still believe in the Qanon conspiracy theory, you are seriously deluded.

On the issue of the Trump and Biden’s administration response to Covid-19, 53% of registered voters rated the Biden Administration’s response as either excellent or fair, whereas 50% rated the Trump administration’s response as poor.

My Daily Tracker Shows No Change in President Biden’s Job Approval.

According to my daily tracker, President Biden’s job approval remained at 54% this morning. His disapproval, though, fell slightly, to 40%. Rasmussen Reports released its daily tracking poll, which I factored into my average, and which gave the President an approval rating of 49% and a disapproval of 49%.

Efforts to pass meaningful voting rights and access reforms continue on Capital Hill. The main target for Voting Rights activists is Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia, who wields a lot power as a swing vote in the Senate.

The American Association of People with Disabilities or AAPD, as well as their partner, RevUp, are at the forefront in this effort, given it’s importance to the disability community. The Autistic Self Advocacy Network or ASAN, have also gotten involved in pushing for Voting Rights reform.

This comes as Republican led state legislators across the country continue to pass bills restricting access to voting. In the state of Texas, we temporarily dodged a bullet, as Senate Bill 7 failed to passed during the previous legislative session, though efforts are being made to pass it in a special session.

Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont has stated that he will oppose a bipartisan infrastructure compromise plan as it doesn’t, in his view, adequately address the real infrastructure needs in the country, or includes a tax increase on the wealthy, as a way to pay for it.

Joe Biden needs 10 Republicans to stop a filibuster. Bernie Sanders move throws a new monkey wrinch into efforts to get an infrastructure bill through congress and to the President for his signature.

New Reuters/Ipsos Poll Shows President Biden With a Job Approval of 55%.

According to the latest Reuters/Ipsos poll, 55% of American adults approve of President Biden’s job performance. That is a increase of one percentage point from last week. 40% of respondents to the survey registered their disapproval.

90% of respondents who identified as Democrats approved of the President’s job performance, while only 20% of Republicans did so. 49% of those who identified as Independents approved of the job that President Biden is doing.

The most important problem facing the country, according to respondents to the Ipsos poll was the economy, unemployment, and jobs. 23% named this as the most important problem. Jobs and the economy are issues of concern to the disability and autistic communities, which continue to have high rates of poverty, homelessness, and unemployment, far above the national average.

11% said the healthcare system. Again, people with disabilities, including Autistic adults, are among the strongest supporters of universal and single-payer healthcare.

9% said inequality and discrimination, immigration, and public health, disease, and illness.

El Paso Congresswoman Veronica Escobar Announces That She Will Seek Third Term.

Congresswoman Veronica Escobar announced earlier today that she will seek a third term as the Congressional Representative for the 16th U.S. Congressional District in Texas. Barring a primary challenge, which I don’t see happening, she will probably easily win reelection. No matter who the Republicans, who are mired in chaos and infighting, might find to go up against her.

The El Paso GOP’s prospects are Irene Armendariz-Jackson, who Escobar easily vanquished in last November’s Congressional election, and Samuel Williams, who would be a fresh sacrificial lamb for the El Paso GOP.

The 2020 Republican candidate for State Senate District 29, Bethany Hatch announced a couple of weeks ago on Facebook that she was moving to Fort Worth, so I’m not sure how available she’d be.

Veronica Escobar has helped pass legislation concerning gun control, equality, the environment and climate change, as well as veterans and military personnel. She has also outspoken in her support for comphrensive immigration reform.

I can vouch for her that she is also an ally of the disabled and for autistic individuals.

My Latest Average Shows President Joe Biden With a Job Approval of 53.8%.

According to my latest average of President Joe Biden’s approval rating, the President now has an approval rating of 53.8%. It was 53.6% yesterday. His disapproval is 40.6%, according to my average. That is down from the 40.7% yesterday. Two recent polls that I have factored into my average are the Economist/YouGov poll and the Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll.

The Economist/YouGov poll shows the President with a job approval of 51% and a disapproval of 43%. The Rasmussen daily tracking poll for today shows President Biden with a job approval of 52% and a disapproval of 47%.

The Biden Administration and Congressional Democrats continue to push for the passing of the For the People Act, despite stiff opposition from Republicans, despite the bill having broad bipartisan support. Voting Rights Activists are attempting to put pressure on Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia to rethink his opposition to the bill. With the 50-50 split in the Senate, Joe Manchin’s support of opposition could mean the life or death of any particular piece of legislation.

The For the People Act, if passed into law, would expand access to the ballot box for American voters, including disabled and Autistic voters, would reduce dean influence of big money in politics, would strengthen ethics rules and implement other anti-corruption measures with goal of protecting our democracy.

Senate Republicans, such as Mitt Romney of Utah, are saying no to tax increases for those making over $400,000 a year, and on corporations, as part of the President’s infrastructure plan. These tax hikes were included in the bill as a way to pay for the plan.

Budget Reconciliation is probably going to need to be considered, in hopes of having any chance to pass the President’s infrastructure package. The President’s American Jobs Plan includes several millions of dollars in funding for Home and Community-Based Services for people with disabilities.

Congressional Democrats to Introduce the Keeping All Students Safe Act.

Congressional Democrats are set to introduce the Keeping All Students Safe Act or KASSA. The bill would ban the use of seclusion and restraint techniques in public schools that receive federal funds.

The legislation would bar public school employees and campus police officers from using tactics that physically restrain students, including students with disabilities, in potentially life-threatening ways. These include, restricting breathing and use of prone and supine restraints. Non-life threatening restraints may be used if the “poses an imminent danger to himself or to those around him.

Democratic Senators Chris Murphy of Connecticut and Patty Murray of Washington will reintroduce the bill today.

The bill has the support of several Disability Rights Advocacy orgs such as the Autistic Self Advocacy Network or ASAN and the National Disability Rights Network or NDRN.

“Restraint and seclusion are incredibly traumatic practices, and can kill or injure students on whom they are used. They are disproportionately used on students with disabilities and students of color.” ASAN said in recent statement commending Congress for the reintroduction of the bill.

“We urge Congress to move swiftly to pass this long-overdue legislation.” the ASAN statement also read.

Biden Administration Releases 100 Fact Sheet on Efforts to Ensure Full Participation and Equality for People with Disabilities.

This morning, the Biden Administration released a fact sheet on the administration’s disability policy successes. Titled “Biden-Harris Administration Efforts to Support Full Participation and Equality for People with Disabilities.” The documents highlights several disability policy successes of the administration.

The first bullet point says that the Biden administration has, “advanced equity across the federal government,” with his Inauguration Day Executive Order 13985 on Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government.

The second bullet point says that the Biden-Harris Administration has, “increased access to democracy for voters with disabilities,” with Executive Order 14019 on Voting Access.

The third bullet point says that the Biden-Harris administration has, “raised the minimum wage for federal contractors to $15 an Hour,” and that includes workers with disabilities.

The fourth bullet point says that the Biden-Harris administration has, “provided billions of dollars to children and adults with disabilities,” through its American Rescue Plan.

It states that the administration has also, “provided guidance to support workers with disabilities,” through the Office of Disability Employment Policy or ODEP

The sixth bullet point says the administration has, “Increased Access to Covid-19 Vaccinations and Affirmed the Civil Rights of Americans with Disabilities in Vaccine Distribution.”

The fact sheet also mentions that the administration has also, “prioritized assembling a diverse administration,” which includes ning several people with disabilities to high-level administration jobs.

Latest Reuters/Ipsos Poll Shows President Biden With an Approval Rating of 56%

According to the Reuters/Ipsos poll released yesterday, for the second week in a row, 56% of American adults approve of President Joe Biden’s job performance. 39% of respondents to the survey registered their disapproval. 90% of Democrats approve of the President’s job performance, while only 20% of Republicans do so. 54% of Independents approve of the job that President Biden is doing as President.

20% respondents to the pcell named the conomy, unemployment, and jobs as the most important issue facing the country. 10% said inequality and discrimination.

Only 5% of Republicans believe that inequality and discrimination is a problem facing the country right now.

9% said that the health care system, an issue of primary concern to the disability and autistic communities was a serious or important problem. 9% also said public health, disease, and illness.

The Reuters/Ipsos poll was conducted on May 19 and 20 among 1,004 American adults. 468 Democrats, 362 Republicans, and 100 Independents.