Things still aren’t looking good for President Joe Biden. Only a week after receiving some of the worst polling numbers during his presidency so far, his approval rating has dropped even more.
A Reuters/Ipsos poll revealed that Biden’s numbers are even worse than they have been in the past. According to the report:
The national poll, conducted Sept. 15-16, found that 44% of U.S. adults approved of Biden’s performance in office, while 50% disapproved and the rest were not sure.
These findings come during the same week that Secretary of State Antony Blinken testified in front of the House and Senate Foreign Relations Committees about the botched withdrawal from Afghanistan. Despite the Democrats’ efforts to pin the debacle on former President Donald Trump, it appears the American public still saw that the SNAFU was Biden’s fault.
But it gets worse.
Americans aren’t exactly fans of how the administration is handling the COVID-19 pandemic.
The weekly poll showed the number of Americans who approved of Biden’s response to the pandemic dropped below 50% for the first time: About 48% approved of the president’s COVID-19 policies, while 46% disapproved.
Another poll conducted by the Trafalgar Group showed that a majority of Americans do not support the president’s vaccine mandate requiring companies to force their employees to take the jab or do weekly COVID testing.
Right now, Afghanistan and COVID are on everyone’s minds, so it is not surprising that Biden’s approval would sink further. His mishandling of both issues is not winning him any points with the populace even with the activist media doing its best to shield him from further scrutiny.
This week in particular was not favorable for the president. With the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks and Blinken’s testimony occurring within the same time period, Americans received constant reminders of the administration’s incompetence. Also, now that the migrant crisis is making its way back into the news cycle, it seems doubtful that the president’s numbers will rebound anytime soon – if ever.