Biden drops to 38% approval in new national poll


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Via:  vic-eldred  •  3 weeks ago  •  8 comments

By:   Paul Steinhauser (Fox News)

Biden drops to 38% approval in new national poll
President Biden's standing among Americans keeps sinking, according to new national poll.

S E E D E D   C O N T E N T

President Biden's standing among Americans keeps sinking, according to new national poll.

The president's approval rating stands at just 38%, with disapproval at 53% in a Quinnipiac University survey released on Wednesday. That's down from a 42%-50% approval/disapproval rating for Biden in a survey Quinnipiac University conducted last month.

The president received negative scores in the double digits on all but one key issue asked in the new poll, which was conducted Oct. 1-4. And a majority of those surveyed said the Biden administration is not competent in running the federal government.

"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," Quinnipiac University polling analyst Tim Malloy said.

Biden's approval rating hovered in the low to mid 50s during his first six months in the White House. But the president's numbers started sagging in August, in the wake of Biden's much criticized handling of the turbulent U.S. exit from Afghanistan, and following a surge in COVID cases this summer among mainly unvaccinated people due to the spread of the highly infectious delta variant, as the nation continues to combat the coronavirus, the worst pandemic to strike the globe in a century. The plunge in the president's approval was also compounded by the latest surge of migrants trying to cross into the U.S. along the southern border with Mexico.

The president stands at 45% approval and 49% disapproval in an average of all the most recent polls compiled by Real Clear Politics.

Biden registers at 48%-50% approval/disapproval on handling the pandemic, according to the Quinnipiac University survey. The president is at 39%-55% on handling the economy, 37%-58% on his job as commander in chief, 34%-58% on foreign policy, and 23%-67% on dealing with the situation at the U.S.-Mexican border.

When it comes to the president's personal traits, those surveyed were divided on whether he cares about average Americans, 44% said he's honest while half said he's not, and just 41% said he has good leadership skills, down from 52% in April. By a 55%-42% margin, Americans said the Biden administration's not competent in running the government.

The presidential approval rating has long been a much watched barometer of a president's clout and how well his party may perform in the ensuing midterm elections. Democrats will be defending their razor-thin majorities in the House and Senate in next year's midterms.

Then-President Trump's negative approval ratings fueled the wave by Democrats in the 2018 midterms that helped them convincingly win back the majority in the House of Representatives. Republicans now see Biden's flagging numbers as a precursor to what they hope will be a GOP rout in the 2022 midterms that will allow them to reclaim both the House and Senate majorities.

Quinnipiac University questioned 1,326 adults nationwide for their poll. The survey's overall sampling error is plus or minus 2.7 percentage points.


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Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
1  seeder  Vic Eldred    3 weeks ago

"While overwhelming approval of Biden by Democrats and overwhelming disapproval by Republicans has remained steady this summer, the poll points to a big drop in approval by independents."

That would be any independent with a conscience or an ounce of shame!

Sparty On
PhD Principal
2  Sparty On    3 weeks ago

If Biden didn’t automatically get the “he’s not Trump” liberal vote, he’d be in the low 30’s high 20’s right now.

As it should be in realty.    His former bosses words have been very prophetic in this regard.

”never underestimate Joe’s ability to F things up”

-Barack Obama

Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
2.1  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Sparty On @2    3 weeks ago
If Biden didn’t automatically get the “he’s not Trump” liberal vote, he’d be in the low 30’s high 20’s right now.

Well they all came out, though they don't comprise more than 20% of voters. As for where he is right now, I think he's probably really in the 20's with only progressive support. And that support is understandable, since he gave the left everything they could possibly want.

Sean Treacy
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3  Sean Treacy    3 weeks ago

I had less than high hopes for Biden given who he is, but I thought he might at least try and seize the middle on some issues out of self interest.  Instead, he's just a mentally failing, angry old man who lets  the extreme left of his party, the absolute wignuts, control him and dictate our national policies.  We could have elected Al Sharpton and nothing would be different.    

Sparty On
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3.1  Sparty On  replied to  Sean Treacy @3    3 weeks ago

Lol Sharpton?    More like Louis Farrakhan......

Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
3.2  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Sean Treacy @3    3 weeks ago

Yup, we got the worst of all worlds!

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3.3  XXJefferson51  replied to  Sean Treacy @3    3 weeks ago

I agree.  I thought he’d be somewhere in between Clinton and Obama in policy and style.  He’s pure establishment though and so embittered by heartland style populism and that support for Trump has only increased since he took office that retribution against red states and ideas is his sole motivator.  He’s abandoned decades long bi partisan senate relationships in favor of the squad from the house.  

Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
4  seeder  Vic Eldred    3 weeks ago

Quinnipiac claimed Lindsey Graham was tied in his Senate race (he won by 10) and that Collins would lose by 12 (she won by 9). For them to give these APOCALYPTIC numbers for Biden means they must be, somehow, far, far worse.


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