President Biden's response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine has played well with voters, but he's yet to see a major boost in the polls as domestic issues like inflation continue to hold him back from a big political bounce.
Recent polls have shown Biden getting generally strong ratings on his handling of the crisis in Ukraine, and the steps he's taken to squeeze the Russian economy have garnered bipartisan support.
But those successes have yet to translate to stronger overall approval ratings, and uncertainty about party messaging at last week's House Democratic retreat underscored how concerns about inflation domestically are still wreaking havoc on the party's efforts to hold narrow majorities in each chamber of Congress in November.
A Wall Street Journal poll published Friday found half of voters surveyed approved of Biden's approach to Russia, while a majority - 47 percent - approved of how he has handled the crisis in Ukraine.
But that figure did little to aid Biden's overall approval rating, which was stuck at 42 percent in the Journal poll, largely a result of 63 percent of voters who said they disapproved of how Biden has handled inflation.
BTW, there was a brief upward belch for Joe after the SOTU. Now, he's more than -10 on RCP.