Last November, President Joe Biden reportedly received more votes than any other president in American history. If new polling data is to be believed, then many of the people who cast those ballots must be having serious second thoughts.
A new survey from Zogby Analytics shows that the president’s job approval rating has sunk to an embarrassing low of 36.4%.
Conducted earlier in October and focused on likely voters, the poll found that only 36.4% of respondents rated Biden’s performance as either good or excellent, compared to 61.3% who called it fair or poor.
Biden losing key support
The president is only in positive polling territory among Democrats, liberals, urban voters, and African Americans. Among those groups, he received positive ratings of 68%, 69%, 52%, and 56%, respectively.
In contrast, Biden’s performance was graded as good or excellent by just 32% of suburban voters, and 24% of independents.
The president has also seen major slippage among groups that have long been critical to the Democratic coalition, with only 41% of Hispanics and 34% of voters aged 18 to 29 giving him high marks.
Biden is doing poorly with female voters as well, with just 32% regarding his job performance positively. That figure drops to 29% among women in the suburbs, a crucial voting bloc for any politician.
Zogby is far from the only pollster to report a decline in the president’s base of support, with the Real Clear Politics polling average giving him an aggregate approval rating of 43.9%.
Breitbart noted Saturday that Biden’s declining numbers come on the heels of a string of failures by his administration on virtually every issue it has encountered in its first year in the White House.
Some of those issues include the botched withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan that left 13 U.S. troops dead along with hundreds of Afghan civilians.
Also of concern is the rising cost of gas as well as other goods, with Fox Business reporting in September that the discount store chain Dollar Tree has been forced to raise its prices.
Last week, Reuters reported that Atlanta Fed Bank president, Raphael Bostic, announced that inflation is likely to continue for longer than previously expected, and it will exceed the Federal Reserve’s prior estimates.