The trust approval rating of President Joe Biden continues to drop due to his foreign policy fiascos, inability to sell his keynote domestic agendas in his party — and even his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Based on the latest poll conducted by Quinnipiac University and released on Wednesday showed that just 38 percent of Americans approve of the job Biden is doing, down from 42 percent in the same poll three weeks ago and 50 percent approval in mid-February.
“Battered on trust, doubted on leadership, and challenged on overall competency, President Biden is being hammered on all sides as his approval rating continues its downward slide to a number not seen since the tough scrutiny of the Trump administration,” Quinnipiac polling analyst Tim Malloy said in a statement.
The result of the poll showed a downtrend in his handling of major issues.
Approval of the president’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which Quinnipiac put at 65 percent in late May, was down to 48 percent in Wednesday’s poll. Disapproval of Biden’s handling of the pandemic, by contrast, has shot up to 50 percent from 30 percent in late May.
Biden also gets failing marks on the economy (39 percent approval, 55 percent disapproval), foreign policy (34 percent approval, 58 percent disapproval), and taxation (37 percent approval, 54 percent disapproval).
In addition, just 37 percent approve of the job he is doing as commander-in-chief of the armed forces, while 58 percent disapprove.
But the president’s worst issue score comes from his handling of immigration (25 percent approval, 67 percent disapproval) and specifically the ongoing migrant crisis at the US-Mexico border (23 percent approval, 67 percent disapproval).
The poll surveyed 1,326 adults nationwide between Oct. 1 and Oct. 4. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.7 percentage points.