Americans Rapidly Losing Faith in Biden as Approval Drops below Threshold
Biden's approval rating dipped below 50 percent
Joe Biden’s approval rating has fallen below 50 percent, according to multiple polls.
Biden's approval rating dipped below 50 percent for the first time since he entered the White House.
FiveThirtyEight’s daily tracking poll found:
- - 49.9 percent approve
- - 43.8 percent disapprove
FiveThirtyEight takes an average of seven different surveys to determine its rating.
But according to RealClearPolitics, the average polls still show Biden with a slight majority (50.1 percent) of job approval.
FiveThirtyEight and RCP used a poll by Fox News to get their average.
53 percent of respondents approved of Biden’s job performance, a 3 percentage point drop from July.
Eighty-six percent of the voters surveyed said they were very or extremely concerned about it.
79 percent believe the federal government’s policies are at least partially to blame.
In July, inflation hit an annual 5.4 percent rate, matching last month's high.
Gasoline prices are also a big contributor to the inflation spike, up to $1 per gallon.
Despite inflation being the main factor, respondents were also concerned about the following;
- - Political divisions (83 percent)
- - Violent crime (81 percent)
- - Health care (78 percent)
In Biden's handling of the economy, he is now underwater, according to the Fox poll, down 4 percentage points since June to a 47-49 split.
His handling of immigration has dropped 6 points to 35-57.
This comes after reports the Customs and Border Protection encountered more than 212,000 migrants flooding into the U.S in July.
More than 212,000 illegal aliens were apprehended in July - a number quite literally off the charts.— Brian Babin (@RepBrianBabin) August 13, 2021
This is a direct result of #BidenBorderCrisis and his refusal to stop it. pic.twitter.com/buLdIvFgKN
Another issue is recent reports of the deteriorating conditions in Afghanistan.