Biden Approval Plummets Into 30s — Voters That Say US Going In Right Direction Dive To 20s

Fewer and fewer Americans approve of President Joe Biden’s performance with a recent poll showing his rating dive to less than 40% as US voters are also growing pessimistic of the country’s direction under the Democratic administration.

A recent Economist/YouGov Poll found that only 39% of Americans approve of the job President Biden is doing — recording a six points drop from last week.

Meanwhile, nearly half of those surveyed or 49% said they disapprove of Biden’s job performance in the new survey conducted from Saturday to Tuesday this week.

The poll added that Biden’s approval ratings “on his handling of major issues, have all fallen, dramatically in some cases.” 

An ABC News/Washington Post poll recently put Biden’s disapproval rating at 51% while Rasmussen Reports found that disapproval rating of Biden has climbed to as high as 56% in recent days.

For the first time, a greater share of Americans disapprove (45%) of Biden’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic than approve (42%). This week, just 40% approve of the president’s handling of jobs and the economy, while 47% disapprove,” YouGov America said in its report.

“In previous weeks, more usually have approved than have disapproved,” it added.

Economy “worsening” according to most Americans

The pollster noted that only 16% of American adults also now think that the US economy is improving, while nearly three times as many, or 44%, say it is getting worse — with just 27% saying the economy is about the same. 

“At the beginning of the Biden presidency, just as great a share of Americans as today said the economy was worsening (44% in the Jan. 30-Feb. 2 poll), but that changed quickly. In May and for part of June, more people said the economy was improving than worsening. No longer,”  YouGov said.

Another key finding of the survey was that Americans were nearly three times as inclined to believe the economy was deteriorating rather than improving under Biden.

“Democrats remain somewhat positive about the economy: 33% say the economy is getting better while 22% think it is getting worse — but two-thirds of Republicans (66%) and nearly half of Independents (48%) think the economy is getting worse,” the report said. 

“While those who think the economy is getting better — or not changing – are as likely to assign responsibility to Trump (37%) as to Biden (39%), nearly two-thirds of those who say it is getting worse (62%) place the blame on Biden,” it added.

Sentiment “declined steeply” US direction under Biden

According to the poll, Biden’s deteriorating popularity among Americans is due to economic difficulties, a pandemic that he has failed to control, and his recent disastrous foreign policy actions in Afghanistan.

“Alongside declining public approval of the president, there also has been a sharp decline in Americans’ overall sense of where the country itself is headed,”  YouGov said.

“This week, only one in four Americans (26%) believe the country is headed in the right direction, down from 39% in the June 5-9 poll. Six in ten (60%) see the country as on the wrong track, up from 48% in the same June poll,” it continued.

“Here, too, Democrats’ positive sentiment has declined steeply,” the poll added. “Their sense that the country is headed in the right direction dropped nine points this week, to 51% from 60% a week earlier.”

It added that just 9% of Republicans and 21% of Independents today think the country is headed in the right direction. 

“Two-thirds of Independents (66%) and 85% of Republicans say it is off on the wrong track. So do one-third of Democrats (35%),” the survey added.

Steeve Strange

Steeve is the CEO & Co-Founder of The Scoop.

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