JOE Biden is in his ninth month of presidency and is facing a record-low approval rating.
September 20 marked Biden’s eighth month in office and less than half of Americans approve of the job the president has done so far, according to a new Quinnipiac poll.
On October 6, the poll on the president’s approval rating continued to dip.
According to the new poll, Biden’s approval rating stands at 38 percent, which is the lowest score he received since taking office. His approval rating is down from 42 percent in a poll taken three weeks ago.
Biden had been dealing with intense criticism over his decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan, and the continued surge in Covid-19 cases across the nation.
Americans are split on his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, with 48 percent approving and 50 percent disapproving – numbers down slightly since August, according to a September 14, 2021 poll.
Additionally, on foreign policy, 58 percent disapprove and 34 percent approved – a decline from August – when 42 percent approved and 44 percent disapproved.
The president is also in negative territory regarding his handling of the economy, with 55 percent disapproving and 39 percent approving as of October 6, 2021.
The poll also found that 28 percent of Americans agree with Biden’s decision to withdraw from Afghanistan, with 50 percent saying it was the right thing to do, but 15 percent disagree with how he handled the pullout.
The October 6, 2021 surveyed 1,326 adults, and was conducted between October 1 and 4.
The survey’s overall sampling error is plus or minus 2.7 percentage points.
Former President Trump was the only recent occupant of the Oval Office to have a lower approval rating at this point in his presidency.
Biden’s ratings are higher than Trump’s approval rating which was 37 percent at the same point in September 2017.
Trump’s approval rating never went above 50 percent in his four years as president.
Biden’s approval rating is worse than former president George W Bush and Barack Obama’s first 100 days in office.
In their presidencies, Obama had an approval rating of 52 percent at this point in his presidency, while Bush had a rating of 52 percent.
Biden’s approval rating is only higher than that of Trump’s and Gerald Ford’s.
Pollsters use an empirically tested, weighted average to calculate a President’s approval rating.
In terms of FiveThirtyEight’s survey conducted in August, this is done by scouring through every national poll of the President’s approval rating and weighing them according to their sample size – broader sample size equals greater weighing – the reputation of surveyors, and how frequently they’re conducted. Pollsters who conduct… Brinkwire Brief News.