- President Biden’s approval rating hits a new low of 43%, with VP Harris higher at 49%.
- Biden has the least approval among independents, the highest among Democrats.
- Rising COVID-19 cases, Afghanistan returned during polling period.
WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden has a job approval rating hit a new low Eight months into his tenure, according to a report released Wednesday by analytics firm Gallup.
The presidential approval rating fell six percentage points from August to 43% – the lowest of his presidency, as tallied by Gallup – among US military withdrawal and evacuation of more than 122,000 people from Afghanistan. thirteen service members died in a suicide bombing at the airport in Kabuli, marking the final casualties of 20 years of conflict.
According to the report, a majority, 53%, disapprove of Biden’s performance for the first time.
Opinion of his performance has fallen the most among independent candidates in the last three months. Among this group, 37% approved of how Biden is managing the country, down from 55% in June.
His approval rating is highest among Democrats at 90% – a decrease of eight percent from late January to early February. The number fell 6 percentage points among Republicans, from 12% in February to 6% this month.
The findings are from a Gallup poll from September 1-17. During the voting period, Biden announced new strategies to deal with rising COVID-19 cases, including a Vaccination mandate for businesses with 100 or more employees. Daily infections up 316% earlier this month Compared to Labor Day 2020.
Low approval numbers may affect the enthusiasm of Democratic candidates in other races, such as Upcoming Virginia gubernatorial election on November 2.
The poll’s findings could make Biden’s $3.5 trillion budget and $1.2 trillion infrastructure plan more difficult. While the infrastructure bill is popular, its result is tied to the budget plan, with dissent between Democrats and Republicans.
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