Voters are increasingly disenchanted with Joe Biden’s performance in the Oval Office, a new poll found.
The Democratic president’s popularity continues to dwindle to unprecedented levels. The latest Quinnipiac University poll revealed his approval rating fell from 36% in November 2021 to just 33% in January 2022, hitting a new record low.
The sample survey of 1,313 respondents found they disapproved most about the Democrat’s handling of the economy (57%), response to the coronavirus pandemic (55%), and foreign policy (54%).
In addition, 54% believed the nation’s economy was worsening, 30% noticed no change, while only 15% thought conditions were improving.
More than 40% called Biden too liberal, 38% described him as “about right,” and 9% thought he was too conservative. A further 12% was undecided.
Nearly half of those polled accused the president of doing more to divide the country, while just 42% claimed he was doing more to unite the country.
“A rocky start for President Biden gets him low grades on his year-one report card,” Quinnipiac polling analyst Tim Malloy said in a statement.
The Hill speculated a growing number of voters are dissatisfied with record inflation and Biden’s most unpopular policies.
“Wednesday’s tough poll numbers are attributed largely to poor marks from independent voters, 57% of whom said they disapproved of Biden’s job performance compared to 25% who approved,” The Hill White House correspondent Brett Samuels reported.
“[Other] problems could include the disastrous pull-out from Afghanistan, authoritarian vaccine mandates, and surging inflation—which is slamming Americans who just want to go to work and buy food for their family,” the Patriots Gazette added.
The poll was conducted between January 7 and 10, with an error margin of plus or minus 2.7 percentage points.