Politics Biden approval rating slips to 42 percent in new poll
Biden's average approval rating slips below 50% for the first time since taking office
Biden's FiveThirtyEight average approval declined to 49.3%, while his disapproval rating sits at 44.2%. Biden, whose presidency has largely been defined by his efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, has seen his numbers slip with the emergence of the Delta variant.However, for months, there has been a gradual decline in Biden's numbers in the FiveThirtyEight average - on February 22, shortly after taking office, his approval rating was at 54.7%, with 38.1% disapproving.As recently as July 26, Biden's FiveThirtyEight approval average was 52.7%, with an average of 42.7% of respondents disapproving.
Half of American adults in a new poll disapprove of President Biden, marking the first time his approval has dipped into "negative territory" since taking office.
Aof American adults released today showed 42 percent of participants approved of Biden's overall performance, while 50 percent disapproved.
Biden's numbers on COVID-19 were mixed, with 48 percent approving and 49 percent disapproving of his handling of the response to the pandemic as he imposes wide-reaching.
Meanwhile, Biden's performance ratings on foreign policy dropped significantly following his withdrawal from Afghanistan.
Biden's Approval Rating Plummets Below Most Recent Presidents on Day 240, Polling Shows
The president's rating has dropped to 46 percent from 50.3 percent in August.FiveThirtyEight reported the president's approval rating as of Thursday, his 240th day in office. Though Biden's rating dropped from 50.3 percent in August, it is higher than Donald Trump's 38.8 percent at the same point during his presidency.
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Only 34 percent of respondents approved of Biden on foreign policy, while 59 percent disapproved. That's compared with 44 percent approval and 44 percent disapproval in August.
More than 6 in 10 adults think American troops will have to return to Afghanistan, the poll said. However, 7 in 10 Americans believe pulling troops out of Afghanistan was the right thing to do.
While Biden's ratings regarding climate change were evenly split (42 percent approval and 44 percent disapproval), he received negative ratings on his handling of the economy (42 percent approval and 52 percent disapproval).
The Quinnipiac University pollsters surveyed 1,210 U.S. adults between Sept. 10 and Sept. 13. The poll has a 2.8 percentage point margin of error.
Without drastic changes, Dems are on track to lose big in 2022 .
Simply put, the current 2022 outlook for Democrats is grim — and it could get even worse.Moreover, President Biden is in a significantly weaker position now than both of his most recent Democratic predecessors - Bill Clinton and Barack Obama - at this point in their presidencies, which suggests that Democrats could suffer even more substantial losses in 2022 than the party did in 1994 and 2010.