The approval rating of President Joe Biden took a deep nosedive as it is now below 40 percent for the first time.
Based on the poll survey conducted by Real Clear Politics only 39 percent of Americans approve of Biden’s performance in office, while 52 percent disapprove and the rest are unsure.
According to reports, after holding above 50 percent in his first months in office, Biden’s rating began to plunge last August as the chaotic and deadly withdrawal from Afghanistan was underway.
Sources said Biden’s popularity has dropped below that of his predecessor, Donald Trump, whose approval rating sank to 40 percent in 2017.
The poor poll rating of Biden could have been affected by the soaring inflation and rising gas prices, the COVID-19 pandemic, and surging crime in big cities.
Aside from those mentioned above, the Biden administration is also struggling to pass his legislative agenda — and faces an escalating situation with Russia’s threat to invade Ukraine.