Joe Biden Sees His Job Approval Sink After Inflation, Crime And COVID

Domestic Agenda
Domestic Agenda

Joe Biden’s approvals on several issues have hit new lows as found by ABC/Ipsos polls.

President Joe Biden is facing skepticism from Americans, with his job approval rating lagging across a range of major issues, including new lows for his handling of crime, gun violence, and the economic recovery, a new ABC/Ipsos poll finds.

As the White House confronts rising and widespread concern about inflation, Americans are especially negative about how the Biden administration is managing this issue.

What The Polls Say About Joe Biden

Around 69% of the Americans disapprove of how Biden is handling inflation (only 28% approve) while more than half, 57% disapprove of his handling of the economic recovery. 

Partisan splits for inflation show expected negativity in Republican views (94% disapproving), but the survey also reveals weaknesses from Joe Biden’s own party with only a slim majority of Democrats (54%) approving. Biden’s orbit is also hemorrhaging independent voters, with 71% disapproving of his handling of inflation.

The Poll was conducted by Ipsos in tandem with ABC News and had revealed these rocky ratings for Joe Biden at a time when the bulk of Americans name inflation and paying everyday bills as a top concern. Concern about inflation has eclipsed worry about the coronavirus pandemic, as Republicans continuously spotlight rising prices at the gas pump and the grocery store as a key issue for the upcoming midterm elections likely to be a referendum on Biden’s performance.

The findings reveal Joe Biden is slightly above water in one sector: his handling of COVID-19. 

A slim majority, 53% of Americans approve of Biden’s handling of the pandemic. Even so, Biden’s COVID approval rating is now numerically at its lowest point in ABC/Ipsos polling since he took office, another warning sign for what might be a tough battle to maintain majorities in the U.S. House and Senate.