Biden’s approval rating sinking as administration hits 200-day mark

A new poll is bringing even more bad news President Joe Biden’s way just as his administration hits its 200th day in office.

Breitbart reports that new survey results released by the Trafalgar Group show a plurality of American voters “strongly disapprove” of Biden’s performance thus far as president of the United States. 

Crunching the numbers

The poll surveyed more than 1,000 “likely general election voters” over a four-day period last week. Among the questions asked was one that pressed respondents on how they thought “Joe Biden is handling his job as president.”

Altogether, 46.5% of respondents approved of Biden’s job performance. Slightly more, at 47.5%, disapproved.

Breaking things down further, the results are even more damning for Biden. Of those who think he’s doing a good job as commander-in-chief, 26.7% indicated that they “strongly approve.” Another 19.8% said they merely approved.

As for those who aren’t fans of the current president’s job performance, 5.9% merely disapproved, and a whopping 41.6% said they “strongly disapprove” of Biden’s job so far — 15 percentage points more than strongly approved.

Six percent of respondents had “no opinion,” according to the poll, which had a margin of error of around 2% in either direction.

Trending in the wrong direction

The poll didn’t ask respondents why it is that they disapproved of Biden’s job performance — but we can certainly guess.

And as Breitbart notes, the Trafalgar Group wasn’t the only pollster to find in recent weeks that the president’s approval rating is slipping — and fast. Their latest poll is in line with a number of other recent surveys.

Meanwhile, RealClearPolitics average of polls had Biden’s approval at 49%, the lowest number he’s seen since taken office.

Biden quickly recovered in that average thanks to a newly released Rasmussen Reports survey that sent him back over the 50% mark. But as a crisis at the U.S.–Mexico border continues to spiral out of control, and as the Taliban takes the reins in Afghanistan in what can only be described as a botched withdrawal effort by U.S. forces, it’s Biden who continues to bear the brunt of the blame.

Luckily, Americans who are unhappy with how the White House is handling things will have a chance in just over a year to make changes in Washington. November 2022 can’t come soon enough.

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