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A majority of Americans appear to be fed up with Joe Biden.
According to a new national poll, Biden’s approval rating is spiraling.
Biden’s approval rating is just 38%.
A majority of those surveyed said the Biden administration is not competent in running the federal government.
53% of Americans disapprove of Biden’s job performance.
Biden received negative scores in the double digits on all but one key issue. The poll was conducted by Quinnipiac University.
Compared to the same survey conducted last month, Biden is down from a 42%-50% approval/disapproval rating.
Quinnipiac University polling analyst Tim Malloy explained, “Battered on trust, doubted on leadership, and challenged on overall competency, President Biden is being hammered on all sides as his approval rating continues its downward slide to a number not seen since the tough scrutiny of the Trump administration.”
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Biden’s approval rating hovered in the low-to-mid-50s during his first six months in the White House. But the president’s numbers started sagging in August, in the wake of Biden’s much criticized handling of the turbulent U.S. exit from Afghanistan, and following a surge in COVID cases this summer among mainly unvaccinated people due to the spread of the highly infectious delta variant, as the nation continues to combat the coronavirus, the worst pandemic to strike the globe in a century. The plunge in the president’s approval was also compounded by the latest surge of migrants trying to cross into the U.S. along the southern border with Mexico.
The president stands at 45% approval and 49% disapproval in an average of all the most recent polls compiled by Real Clear Politics.
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Biden registers at 48%-50% approval/disapproval on handling the pandemic, according to the Quinnipiac University survey. The president is at 39%-55% on handling the economy, 37%-58% on his job as commander in chief, 34%-58% on foreign policy, and 23%-67% on dealing with the situation at the U.S.-Mexican border.
When it comes to the president’s personal traits, those surveyed were divided on whether he cares about average Americans, 44% said he’s honest while half said he’s not, and just 41% said he has good leadership skills, down from 52% in April. By a 55%-42% margin, Americans said the Biden administration’s not competent in running the government.
The presidential approval rating has long been a much-watched barometer of a president’s clout and how well his party may perform in the ensuing midterm elections. Democrats will be defending their razor-thin majorities in the House and Senate in next year’s midterms.