President Joe Biden struggled to push through his agenda on Capitol Hill leading to his popularity sinking to an all-time low in his short tenure.
A Yahoo News and YouGov poll revealed that Joe Biden’s approval rating has dropped to 38% from the high of 50% in the middle of February. It had slid to 42% 3 weeks ago.
Polling analysts said that Joe Biden continues to be hammered simultaneous from several quarters. He has been facing challenges in his leadership and has faced challenges in his overall competency.
But Joe Biden remains popular among the Democrats with 80% approval while it is down to 32% among independents and only 4% among Republicans.
Joe Biden Panned For Handling Of Multiple Crisis
Respondents disapproved of his handling of the withdrawal from Afghanistan, with 72% disapproving of the withdrawal. He has also been panned for his handling of the Mexican border issue, immigration, handling of the military, foreign policy, and taxes.
The latest poll on two key questions has also hit Joe Biden; his handling of the pandemic and the economy. Around half of those polled said they did not approve of his handling of the pandemic while 55% said they did not approve of his handling of the economy.
The survey covered 1,540 citizens between October 1 and 4. The poll was done immediately after the progressives and moderates differed on the size and range of Joe Biden’s Build Back Better proposal that plans to invest trillions in education, childcare, and climate change.
Nancy Pelosi, the House Speaker, was forced to retract from a planned poll on the $1.2T bipartisan package aimed at infusing funds in physical infrastructure. But progressives insist that the 25 bills get through simultaneously in Congress.
The $3.5T version of the Build Back Better proposal will not go to Congress. Opposition by Senator Manchin and Senator Sinema to the high price tag has skewed plans for the support of all 50 Democrats in the Senate. It was necessary to stave off a filibuster and get through the budget reconciliation process.