President Joe Biden’s reputation among ordinary Americans is dwindling as his agenda stalls on Capitol Hill.
According to a Quinnipiac University poll issued Wednesday, Biden’s popularity rating has slipped to 38%. This is down from a high of 50% in mid-February and a low of 42% three weeks ago.
In a prepared statement, Quinnipiac University polling analyst Tim Malloy said, “Battered on trust, doubted on leadership, and challenged on overall competency, President Biden is being hammered on all sides as his approval rating continues its downward slide to a number not seen since the tough scrutiny of the Trump administration.”
While Biden’s approval rating is at an all-time low in the Quinnipiac survey, it stays at 44 percent in a FiveThirtyEight comparison of multiple polls. This is a 6 point increase over the Quinnipiac poll.
While Biden’s approval rating among Democrats remains high (about 80% approve of the job he’s doing), it has plummeted among Republicans and independents, who make up the majority of the sample, according to Quinnipiac.
About 32% of independents think Biden is doing a good job as president. He barely has a 4% approval rating among Republicans.
Respondents were critical of his handling of the Afghanistan pullout, with only 28% feeling it was the right decision. According to the poll, Obama received low support for his handling of the military, taxation, foreign affairs, immigration, and the Mexican border.
In the most recent poll, Biden also received negative marks on two crucial issues: his handling of the COVID-19 outbreak and the economy. About half of those polled indicated they disapprove of his handling of the coronavirus, and 55% said the same about his handling of the economy.