The polls keep turning up worse and worse numbers for President Joe Biden. And this time, it isn’t just bad; it’s downright embarrassing.
The Washington Examiner reports that a new poll has found a majority of Americans do not believe that the phrase “mentally sharp” accurately describes President Biden.
Crunching the numbers
The poll comes from Pew Research Center and was conducted Sept. 13-19.
As part of the survey, the pollster asked participants, “How well does each of the following describe Joe Biden?” This was followed by a list of different attributes, including “mentally sharp.”
Just 43% of respondents used the phrase to describe the president.
Of the 56% who said “mentally sharp” isn’t the right term for Biden, 35% said it does “not at all” describe him and 21% said “not too well.” Of the 43% who said Biden is “mentally sharp,” 30% said that the phrase describes Biden “fairly well. Only 14% said “very well,” according to the poll.
Just six months ago, these numbers were just about reversed, with the majority — 54% — saying that “mentally fit” was a good description for Biden. Out of all of the attributes that the pollster asked participants about, this one saw the biggest drop-off over the past six months. But that wasn’t the only bad news for the Democrat center.
Other surveys bolster findings
Pew also asked participants whether they approve “of the way Joe Biden is handling his job as president.” Only 44% of participants said they’re on board with Biden’s job performance, whereas the majority — 53% — said that they disapprove of it.
This is the first time that Biden is in the negatives with the Pew Research Center. Just in July, 55% of respondents in their survey approved of Biden, and 43% disapproved. This is a massive change in just two months.
Still, the pollster’s findings are in line with most polls these days.
RealClearPolitics currently has Biden’s average approval rating at only 45.7%, and his average disapproval rating at 50.3%. Accordingly, the aggregator has Biden underwater by 4.6 percentage points.
One of the worst recent polls for Biden was from Rasmussen Reports, which had Biden’s approval at only 42% and his disapproval at 56%. Who’s laughing now, Joe?