Democrats have relentlessly boasted about President Joe Biden’s vote count from the 2020 election along with pointing out other bits of perceived evidence to prove he’s the most popular and successful president in modern history.
However, as The Hill reported, new polling data suggests that Biden’s base of support is seemingly having a remarkably strong case of buyer’s remorse, as his approval numbers have experienced a sharp decline in recent weeks.
As The Hill noted, a recent Gallup survey revealed that the president’s approval rating has declined by six percentage points since June, dropping from 56% to 50%.
Conducted between July 6 and July 21, the poll queried 1,007 American adults and featured a margin of error of plus or minus 4%.
In total, 45% of respondents said they disapprove of how the president is doing his elected job while another 5% expressed no opinion on the matter.
Unsurprisingly, Biden’s lowest approval rate is found among Republicans, of whom a mere 12% said they regarded his job approval favorably.
Trouble with independents
The president also appears to be losing ground with independents — a crucial voting bloc for any candidate — as his approval rating among independent voters plummeted to 48%, which happens to be the lowest number since Biden took office earlier this year.
Although his approval rating among Democrats remains strong at 90%, the number represents a drop of eight points from the beginning of the year.
Biden’s average approval rating from April to June stood at 53.3%, nine points below what former President Barack Obama achieved during the same period in his presidency.
Former President George W. Bush bested Biden as well with an average of 55.8%. Still, Biden has managed to outperform former Presidents Donald Trump and Bill Clinton, who respectively received 38.8% and 44%.
The “honeymoon” is over
“Biden’s approval rating is showing the first signs of meaningful decline,” Gallup’s Jeffrey M. Jones wrote. “If the lower ratings persist, it could indicate his ‘honeymoon’ period is over.”
The polling company suggested that economic concerns could be playing a role in Biden’s declining support, noting that “consumers are paying higher prices for gas and other goods.” The polling firm added that “Biden has also struggled to deliver on his promise of greater bipartisanship, although negotiations on an infrastructure bill continue in the Senate.”