Americans of every age have lost confidence in President Joe Biden, his mental acuity and his foreign policy, according to a new poll released on Thursday.
The Pew Research Center survey, conducted from September 13 to 19, reveals a wide range of critiques voters have against the president in excruciating detail.
Only 43 percent of Americans believe Biden makes wise immigration decisions, while 56 percent disagree. A majority – 37 percent – are ‘not at all confident’ in his immigration policy.
That’s against the backdrop of a worsening crisis at the southwest border as Border Patrol’s struggle to manage an influx of thousands of Haitian migrants earns increasing bipartisan outrage.
The 56 – 43 split is also the divide over how many Americans think the 78-year-old president isn’t ‘mentally sharp.’
Biden also failed in his campaign promise to unite the country, according to voters surveyed by Pew. A devastating 66 percent don’t think he’s been able to do it, with just 34 percent believing he’s brought the country closer together.
Biden’s character and commitment to his beliefs still rates high among voters, though most doubt he’s mentally sharp
The only issue Americans rate him favorably on is the COVID-19 pandemic – by a slim margin
Biden’s handling of the border crisis has faced bipartisan criticism
Out of the minority, just nine percent said they were ‘very confident’ in the fact.
The only issue Americans still view him favorably on is his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. Fifty-one percent of voters are confident in how he’s navigating the pandemic, while 49 percent are not.
Biden’s favorability has also fallen across every age group.
In July, he was rated highest by voters aged 30 – 49. That’s dropped by a whopping 12 points in September to just 47 percent approving. The 12-point gap is his second-steepest decline of any age group.
His largest was a 14-point drop among voters aged 18 – 29, from 56 percent in July to 42 percent in September.
Older voters aged 65 and older also grew more disappointed in the president, but their decline was only eight points from 50 to 43 percent.
Pew’s survey has Biden at a dismal 44 percent approval rating nationwide, and his disapproval has gone up 10 points from July to 53 percent in September.
He’s also fallen in ratings for every age group, with the steepest drop being among voters aged 18 to 29
Former President Donald Trump overtook Biden in approval ratings for the first time since his loss at the 2020 presidential elections, according to a Harvard/Harris poll released Wednesday.
While Biden enjoyed his highest approval rating of 57 per cent in May, support for the president dropped dramatically to 46 percent as of September following the nation’s chaotic exit from Afghanistan, crisis at the southern border with Mexico, and deadlock in Congress over his infrastructure bills.
Meanwhile, Trump’s approval ratings remained at about 46 per cent since 2020 and surpassed Biden after rising to 48 per cent in September.
‘The mounting issues on all fronts have led to the surprise conclusion that Trump is now seen as being as good a president as Biden, suggesting the honeymoon is being replaced with buyer’s remorse,’ Mark Penn, co-director of the Harvard/Harris survey told The Times.
A new Harvard/Harris poll found that most people are regretting voting for President Biden as his approval ratings fell over the summer while Donald Trump’s ratings saw a small uptick
President Joe Biden, left, saw his approval rating dip below former President Donald Trump’s for the first time since the 2020 presidential election
The influx of thousands of immigrants crossing the border into Texas is one of the latest issues plaguing the Biden Administration as Americans continue to question his leadership
The poll comes as Biden held talks with feuding Democrats at the White House on Tuesday in an effort to reach an agreement on the $1.1 trillion infrastructure deal and the second $3.5 trillion bill containing new social spending.
It also stands in the wake of a new migrations crisis in Texas as thousands of migrants, mostly from Haiti, cross the Rio Grande and settle in camps outside of the city of Del Rio.
As well as revelations that the US mistakenly killed 10 people, including one aid worker and seven children, after a botched done strike meant to kill an ISIS-K terrorist.
The Harvard/Harris poll also found that 55 per cent of people believed former Vice-President Mike Pence was a better vice president than his successor, Kamala Harris, and that 63 per cent of people thought Mike Pompeo was a better secretary of state than Anthony Blinken.
Only about a third of independent voters approve of President Joe Biden‘s job in August, a new low as he trails his own vice president among the same group and across all voters nationwide, according to a Gallup poll released Wednesday.
Numbers released eight months into the 78-year-old’s presidency weighed the opinions of Americans from September 1 to September 17, beginning just after the US wrapped Biden’s chaotic military withdrawal from Afghanistan and amid a worsening crisis at the southern border.
Just 43 percent of Americans approve of his work in office while more than half – 53 percent – say they disapprove.
Vice President Kamala Harris is faring slightly better, with an approval rating of 49 percent. Her nationwide disapproval is also 49 percent.
It’s a steep drop from Biden’s 50 percent approval rating in July as most of the US struggled with a summer COVID surge fueled by the Delta variant. Biden’s disapproval rating was only 45 percent at the time.
Both Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are failing to charm American voters, according to a new Gallup poll
The drop is fueled largely by independent voters, who favored Biden by 61 percent at the highest point. Now only 37 percent of independents approve of the job he’s doing. Fifty-six percent of independents disapprove of Biden.
His approval among those voters was more than 10 points higher in July, before the Afghanistan withdrawal and before a devastating ISIS-K suicide attack killed 170 Afghans and 13 US service members in Kabul in the US military’s deadliest day in the region since 2011.
Harris’s approval rating among independent voters is 46 percent, nearly 10 points higher than her boss. Her disapproval rating is also slightly lower, at 51 percent.
The overall negative feelings toward America’s leaders is reflective of a wider dissatisfaction in government.
A whopping 69 percent of voters surveyed say they disapprove of how the country is being governed.
Joe Biden’s approval rating has been on a consistent decline since June, when he was at 56%
Kamala Harris’s approval and disapproval rating are tied at 49% – the same number Joe Biden was at when he was vice president under Obama at this point in 2009
Just 30 percent, or less than a third, are satisfied with it. The number hasn’t exceeded 50 percent since 2003.
During the 17-day period the survey was taken, Biden issued a sweeping and controversial vaccine order covering two-thirds of the US workforce.
Several Republican-led states have already announced their plans to take legal action against the White House’s announcement.
Meanwhile, he’s also been dealing with a crisis at the southern border that’s been getting worse since he took office.
More than 208,000 migrant encounters occurred at the southern border in August, according to data from Customs and Border Patrol.
Biden continues to please Democrats, who gave him a 90% approval rating in September
Kamala Harris’s approval by party is similar to that of her boss, though independents and Democrats weigh her slightly higher
Nearly 1.5 million migrants were encountered by Border Patrol in Fiscal Year 2021 so far.
But Biden’s own party appears unfazed by the crises gripping the country. A commanding majority of 90 percent of Democrats still approve of his job in office. That’s just three points down from August and unchanged from July.
The president’s job approval among Republicans hit a new low in Gallup’s surveys at just 6 percent. The highest it’s even been during his time in office was 12 percent in February and July.
Biden’s approval rating is significantly lower than that of his ex-boss at this point in his term.
Former President Barack Obama held a 61 percent positive rating. Biden’s approval rating as vice president at the time was tied with Harris’s at 49 percent.