According to Breitbart, a new poll just gave Joe Biden the lowest approval rating, thus far, of his presidency.
The Economist/YouGov found that, at the moment, only 39 percent of participants approve of the job that Biden is doing as president. Of that 39 percent, 20 percent indicated that they “somewhat approve,” while 19 percent indicated that they “strongly approve.”
On the other hand, 50 percent of participants indicated that they disapprove of the job Biden is doing as president. This figure includes 39 percent who said that they “strongly disapprove” and 11 percent who said that they “somewhat disapprove.”
12 percent weren’t sure.
Biden has earned it
The Economist/YouGov conducted the poll between September 4th and 7th. 1,500 U.S. adults participated, and the margin of error is plus or minus 2.8 percentage points, which isn’t going to be much help to Biden here.
In addition to whether they approve of Biden’s overall performance, participants were asked a wide range of questions, including questions about Biden’s performance on specific issues.
One of the biggest surprises was Biden’s performance with regard to the coronavirus pandemic. The pollster found that only 42 percent approve of Biden’s performance here, while 45 percent disapprove of it. The Daily Caller reports that this is the first time in Biden’s presidency that more disapprove than approve of his handling of the coronavirus.
This comes after a recent report showed that the U.S. experienced more coronavirus cases – about 300 percent more – this Labor Day as compared to Labor Day 2020. The numbers are up despite widely available vaccines and despite the fact that the Biden administration has had more than half a year to do what it said it would, namely, get the coronavirus under control.
In recent weeks, Biden has been trending downward in the polls. Biden, in particular, saw a big dropoff during the Afghanistan debacle.
Real Clear Politics currently has Biden at a net favorability rating of minus 3.6.
Another recent damning poll, has Biden’s approval rating dropping off in seven important congressional districts. The districts include California’s Tenth, Florida’s Seventh, Iowa’s Third, Michigan’s Eighth, Michigan’s Eleventh, Virginia’s Second, and Washington’s Eighth. These are all districts that many believe will determine who controls the House after the 2022 midterm elections.
So, at least at the moment, it all appears to be going downhill for Biden and the Democrats.