Little more than two months after taking office, it appears the bloom of Joe Biden’s presidential rose has already started to wilt away.
A recent poll shows that President Biden’s approval rating has dipped below 50%, likely due to the massive surge of illegal immigration at the southern border as a result of Biden’s own failed policies, the Washington Examiner reported.
That poll also shows that Biden’s approval rating index — the difference between those who “strongly” approve or disapprove of his job performance — has sunk to double-digits.
Approval declines, disapproval on the rise
According to Rasmussen Reports and its Daily Presidential Tracking Poll, 48% of Americans approve of the job that President Biden is doing while 50% disapprove, as of Wednesday. Both numbers tie for Biden’s lowest and highest points thus far, respectively.
In terms of Biden’s Approval Index, the president is “strongly” approved by 31% while 42% “strongly” disapprove of him, a difference of -11 percentage points, the lowest rating Biden has earned in this particular polling index since taking office.
The RealClearPolitics average of polls currently shows Biden with 53.3% approval and 42.3% disapproval, for a positive spread of 11 points.
However, that is a far cry from the positive spread of around 20 points during his first week in office or even the 16.5 points spread he enjoyed at the beginning of March.
Furthermore, a chart of his ratings showed that while there was little fluctuation in Biden’s approval numbers, the president’s disapproval number had surged from the mid-30s to the low-40s.
Disapproval linked to border crisis
The Examiner suggested that one of the main reasons for the dip in approval and increase in disapproval is Biden’s disastrous handling of the crisis at the border based on a separate poll from Rasmussen.
That poll showed that 67% of Americans believe the current situation at the southern border constitutes a “crisis.”
According to the Examiner, 53% believe that crisis was directly “caused” by Biden’s own rhetoric and policy directives.
Biden has indeed “caused” the ongoing border crisis, by way of his immediate reversal of nearly all of former President Donald Trump’s successful immigration policies and the invitation to come that has been unmistakably heard by migrants around the globe, particularly in Central America.