Joe Biden is getting more bad news as his approval rating continues to plunge. A recent Economist/YouGov poll reported at only 39% of Americans approve of the work Biden is doing as President, another hit in his steadily declining rating.
Just 39% approve of Biden’s overall job performance and a near majority (49%) disapprove; the 10-point negative rating is the first time Biden has been underwater during his eight-month presidency, according to the poll results.
The collapse in the overall approval rating represents a six-point drop in just one week, and Democrats were even more inclined to drop their approval in a nine-point swing, from 86% down to 77%.
“There are many reasons for Biden’s slump: economic concerns, the continuing COVID-19 surge and restrictions, reminders of past terrorist attacks, and the difficulties that arose in the pullout from Afghanistan,” YouGov pollsters wrote in their analysis.
“For the first time, a greater share of Americans disapprove (45%) of Biden’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic than approve (42%),” according to the pollsters. “This week, just 40% approve of the president’s handling of jobs and the economy, while 47% disapprove. In previous weeks, more usually have approved than have disapproved.”
The survey also reported at 60% of Americans say the country is on the wrong track.