President Biden’s job approval numbers continue to go down, according to a Quinnipiac University survey put out this Tuesday.
Only 37% of Americans say they approve of Joe Biden’s performance according to the survey, which is down one point from 38% on October 6th. Joe Biden’s decline with independents was slightly worse, with 28% of independents saying they approve of Biden’s performance compared to the 32% earlier this month.
Approval among males decreased from 35% to 30%, while Joe Biden gained among women, increasing one point from 42% to 43%. The president also got major losses with hispanics, going down nine points from 42% to 33%.
The Biden White House has hit several problems in recent months related to the mismanaged Afghanistan withdrawal, Covid vaccine mandates which were announced in September and continuing supply chain problems and inflation.
When asked if they believed the nation was better off or worse off when compared to one year ago, 52% said they thought the nation was worse, and 41% said they thought the country was better, according to this poll.
Republicans were chiefly worried with the economy and immigration, with 24% and 28% listing them respectively as the top problems currently facing the United States. Democrats were more worried with COVID-19, with 28% saying it was the most urgent problem.
“What worries the GOP most does not get to the top of Democratic concerns, and vice versa. But for the nation as a whole, the economy beats out the pandemic and problems at the border as the matter of top concern,” Tim Malloy, an analyst from Quinnipiac University, said when announcing the poll’s results.
The poll was done from October 15 to October 18 and sampled 1,342 U.S. adults, with an error margin of plus or minus 2.7 points.
Biden and the Democrats are feeling the heat from the range of disasters that have happened in the past ten months. When 2022 rolls around, there will almost definitely be hell to pay at the election booth as Americans vote in the midterms to decide the fate of the Senate and House.
Author: Blake Ambrose