World Joe Biden's Approval Rating Weighed Down by Border Crisis, Gun Policy
Filibuster Threatens Joe Biden, Democrats Agenda, Leaving All Eyes on Joe Manchin
Biden has signaled that his position is softening on upholding the Senate rule that requires support from 60 senators to pass most legislation."We're going to get a lot done," Biden, who has previously voiced support for altering—but keeping—the long-standing filibuster process, told reporters during his first public press conference. "And if we have to—if there's complete lockdown and chaos as a consequence of the filibuster, then we'll have to go beyond what I'm talking about.
A majority of Americans disapprove of President's immigration policies and handling of the U.S.-Mexico border crisis, and people think reuniting the migrant children and parents separated at the border should be the federal government's highest priority.
According to an AP-NORC poll, 56 percent of people disapprove of Biden's stance on immigration, with 55 percent disapproving—the two worst readings of the issues included.
Harris reportedly frustrated with ongoing VP mansion renovations amid border crisis
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Biden also had negative approval ratings on the issues of gun policy and the federal budget deficit. But his overall job approval rating was net positive, with 61 percent approving versus 38 percent disapproving of his presidency so far.
The nationwide poll of 1,166 adults was conducted between March 25-29 and its margin of sampling error is +/- 3.6 percentage points.
The survey comes ascondemn Biden for his handling of the border, accusing him of encouraging the surge. The number of migrants crossing the US.-Mexico border has hit its highest level for several years.
Texas Governoralso sent a letter to Biden in late March demanding " at the border.
Biden has expressed his desire for a more humane approach to dealing with the surge in border crossings, contrasting himself towhose separation policy saw thousands of migrant children split from their parents and held in large cages.
Progressives say Biden’s foreign policy is the same as Trump’s. They’re wrong.
Sure, there are some similarities. But Biden’s foreign policy is very, very different from Trump’s.It goes something like this: Two months into his administration, Biden is pursuing many of the same objectives as his predecessor. Sure, the tone has changed — namely, talk of rebuilding alliances and defending democracy and human rights — but much of the substance remains the same.
However, the Biden Administration has also faced bipartisan criticism after images and videos emerged last month showing migrant children in crowded conditions while under Customs and Border Protection (CBP) custody at a
According to the latest approval poll, 40 percent of Americans disapprove of the way Biden is handling the crisis involving unaccompanied children apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border, compared with just 24 percent who approve.
A further 35 percent said they neither approve or disapprove of Biden's handling of children who reach the border without their parents.
The poll also reveals that 65 percent of respondents consider reuniting parents and children who were separated at the border to be a high priority for the government, with a further 26 percent considering it a moderate priority, making it the top issue.
The other top high priorities, according to the poll results, are providing safe treatment of unaccompanied minors at the border (59 percent) and(53 percent).
Hunter Biden Doesn't Remember If He Left Laptop With Repairman: 'I Truly Do Not Know'
"You'll realize that I wasn't keeping tabs on possessions very well for about a four-year period of time," the president's son said in a recent interview with CBS News.Last October—just weeks ahead of the 2020 presidential election—emails and images from a laptop allegedly belonging to Hunter Biden were reported on by The New York Post. John Paul MacIsaac, the owner of a laptop repair store in Delaware, said that an unidentified man—whom he believed was Hunter Biden—left the computer with him and never returned for it.
The poll notes that while about three-quarters (74 percent) ofapprove of Biden's handling of immigration and border security, they are the lowest-ranked of all the issues included in the survey, along with gun policy.
Just like the border and immigration issues, more than half of Americans overall (52 percent) disapprove of Biden's gun policies.
The president vowed in March to take "common-sense steps" and renewed his calls to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines in the wake of the mass shootings in Atlanta, Georgia, and Boulder, Colorado, during the first three months of his presidency.
Biden's firearm policies were met with major disapproval from(82 percent), compared to the 74 percent of Democrats who approve.
Overall, Biden is still polling well on job approval, with almost unanimous (96 percent) backing from Democrat voters. Over a fifth (22 percent) of Republicans also approved of the way he is handling the presidency.
Biden is buoyed by majority approval of 73 percent for his response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and a 60 percent approval rating for his handling of the economy—an area of which Trump had enjoyed significant support from voters during his time as president.
The White House has been contacted for comment.
Who is Biden's ATF nominee, David Chipman? .
President Biden is nominating David Chipman, a former federal agent and adviser at the gun control group Giffords, to be director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the commander-in-chief announced Thursday. Chipman would replace ATF acting director Regina Lombardo. During his time as a senior policy adviser with Giffords, he spent considerable effort pushing for greater regulation and enforcement on ghost guns, changes to the background check system and measures to reduce the trafficking of illegal firearms. Chipman spent 25 years as an agent at the ATF.