President Joe Biden’s approval rating hit a shocking new low in a survey taken just last weekend.
According to the Daily Caller, the latest poll by Quinnipiac University pegged Biden’s job approval at a dismal 33% among U.S. adults. On the individual issues, the president’s approval has sunk even deeper into negative territory.
Crunching the numbers
Quinnipiac surveyed 1,313 U.S. adults between Jan. 7-10 and found, with a margin of error of 2.7%, that Americans are deeply dissatisfied with Joe Biden’s performance as president one year into his tenure.
Overall, 33% of those polled said they approve of Biden’s performance — down 3 percentage points since November, when his approval was at 36%. Meanwhile, 53% expressed disapproval.
Biden didn’t do much better among only registered voters, coming down with 35% approval and 54% disapproval in that group, Quinnipiac said. Biden has the approval of 75% of Democrats, 2% of Republicans, and just 25% of independent voters.
Worse still for the president: More people “strongly” disapprove of him (43%) than approval at all, with just 17% strongly approving of Biden and 16% “somewhat” approving of him.
Notably, the Quinnipiac poll is something of an outlier among other surveys, which put Biden’s approval slightly higher. The RealClearPolitics average of polls currently shows Biden’s approval at 41.8% across surveys, with an average of 53.2% disapproving.
That said, it’s indicative of a downward trend for the president that’s shown little sign of slowing down.
Failing on the major issues
On the individual issues, Biden fares even worse: The Quinnipiac survey found just 39% of Americans approve of his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. Fifty-five percent disapprove.
With regard to the economy, Biden had the approval of 34% of respondents, while 57% disapproved. On foreign policy, 35% approved and 54% disapproved.
As for Biden’s oft-repeated campaign vow to “unite” the country, it seems that hasn’t worked out for him, either. According to Quinnipiac, just 42% of those polled feel Biden is successfully working to unite all Americans. Nearly half, or 49%, said Biden is actually dividing us more.
“A rocky start for President Biden gets him low grades on his year one report card,” Quinnipiac University polling analyst Tim Malloy explained in a statement. “A fear of the enemy within, not a foreign threat, punctuates a grim assessment by Americans of a democracy in peril and a future of deepening political divisions.”