President Joe Biden is facing criticism on a series of issues, from the chaotic and deadly Afghanistan withdrawal, to his COVID response, to the southern border crisis and the supply chain related shortages.
New polling shows data shows voters are not happy.
Real Clear Politics, which keeps track of a range of polls, found the average of those surveys to hit a new low of just 42% approval. That rating comes after several polls came in far lower.
On top of that, Quinnipiac released a new poll showing Biden’s approval has continued to decrease, with voters rating him lower than former President Donald Trump.
“When asked about their opinion of Joe Biden, 38 percent of Americans say they have a favorable opinion of him, while 50 percent say they have an unfavorable opinion. In May, 49 percent had a favorable opinion, while 42 percent had an unfavorable opinion of him,” Quinnipiac said.
“When asked about their opinion of Donald Trump, 39 percent of Americans say they have a favorable opinion of him, while 52 percent have an unfavorable opinion. In May, 37 percent had a favorable opinion, while 57 percent had an unfavorable opinion.”
Inflation and economic issues are the big drivers of the declining poll numbers.
Rasmussen released a new economic survey this week showing that economic confidence in the country and the Biden Administration has dropped significantly in recent weeks.
“Economic confidence fell to 96.6 in this month’s Rasmussen Reports Economic Index, down more than seven points from September, the fifth consecutive monthly decline. This is the lowest index level since May 2020,” Rasmussen said.
“Enthusiasm about the economy surged under former President Donald Trump, reaching as high as 147.8 in January 2020 before tumbling after the coronavirus lockdown threw Americans out of work and closed many businesses. By November, it had recovered to 126.4, but dropped sharply in the three months after President Joe Biden was elected. The index fell to 97.8 in February before beginning a three-month rebound that took the index to 123.7 in May, but has declined again the past five months,” said Rasmussen Reports.