Last fall, President Joe Biden was celebrated for having received more votes than any other presidential candidate in American history. However, new polling data suggests that his groundswell of support is quickly evaporating.
Results aren’t good for Joe
The poll found that only 38% of respondents were confident “in Joe Biden’s ability to deal wisely with an international crisis,” compared with 46% who said they were “uneasy.”
There are also serious doubts regarding whether the president can deliver on his promise to forge unity, one of his campaign promises, as only 21% expressed hope that Biden can bring the country together while 53% were skeptical.
Although Biden has consistently tried to portray himself as honest, straight-shooting moderate, the poll indicates that an increasing number of voters no longer buy that characterization.
Forty-one percent agreed that the president is “honest and trustworthy” whereas 42% believe that he is not. Meanwhile, the number who felt that Biden “says what he believes” was five points lower than the total number of respondents who believe Biden “says what people want to hear.”
Other numbers slide
What’s more, Peek pointed out that Biden’s numbers are sliding on the topic of the U.S. economy, with his approval on the subject dropping from 47% in April to 44% in the Economist’s latest poll.
She cited data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) showing pay rates rose by 3.1% in the second quarter of this year but cautioned that “the increase was more than eaten up by a price hike during the same period of more than 5 percent.”
In addition, Biden isn’t doing so well regarding the public’s perception of how he has handled the ongoing immigration crisis at the southern U.S. border, as only 35% give him a thumbs up on that particular issue.
Then, there’s his administration’s push for renewed COVID-19 restrictions, however, the poll was conducted between July 24 and 27, so the fallout from that wasn’t reflected.
Buyer’s remorse setting in?
As far as Peek is concerned, the latest data indicates that voters are beginning to realize that electing Joe Biden might not be delivering the results they once expected.
“Joe Biden’s campaign was founded on deceit,” she concluded, adding that “his presidency is paying the price.”