Joe Biden is clearly in big trouble with voters after a new public opinion poll found his public approval rating keeps hovering around the lowest levels of his presidency.
Biden had 40% public approval in early July amid “economic worries continu[ing] to trouble Americans,” the survey by Reuters and Ipsos discovered.
“Do you approve or disapprove of the way Joe Biden is handling his job as president?” the poll asked respondents online, as cited by Newsmax.
The new result shows a slight decline in the 80-year-old president’s approval rating by one percentage point, down from 41% in early June, within its margin of statistical error.
Most poll respondents – 21% – said the state of the US economy was their biggest concern, while 15% pointed out crime or corruption.
“The White House in recent weeks has kicked off a series of events aimed to lift Americans’ dour mood about the economy, touting what it calls the Democrat president’s ‘Bidenomics’ agenda,” Reuters comments.
It notes that Biden’s current rating is practically the same as the 41% that his GOP predecessor Donald Trump had at the same point of his White House.
It adds that is a “relatively low number” in comparison with their predecessors from the past couple of decades, two-term presidents Barack Obama (in office 2009-2017) and George W. Bush (in office 2001-2009).
The Reuters – Ipsos poll also asked American voters how they viewed the recent decision of the US Supreme Court to practically kill President Joe Biden’s $400 billion student law forgiveness program by declaring that it requires congressional approval.
Thus, 49% said they supported the ruling, while 48% opposed it, thus favoring the plan to shift the loan burden to all US taxpayers.
Most respondents – 60% – supported another recent Supreme Court ruling – to end affirmative action or race-based college admissions.
About 70% of those polled declared they favored term limits for Supreme Court justices – including 56% of Republican Party voters and 85% of Democratic Party voters.
The Reuters – Ipsos poll was conducted online among a nationally representative sample of 1,028 American adults with a margin of error of 3 percentage points.
President Joe Biden's public approval rating held steady at 40% in early July, close to the lowest levels of his presidency, as economic worries continued to trouble Americans, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll this week. https://t.co/qEwtsiogwB
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