President Joe Biden’s approval rating has collapsed to 39 percent, the lowest point of his presidency, according to a Wednesday Economist/YouGov poll.
While only 39 percent percent approve of Biden’s job performance, 49 percent disapprove, a drop of six points in one week.
Overall, Biden’s evaporating approval numbers are primarily due to Democrats, who have begun abandoning him amid the challenges of inflation, Afghanistan, and coronavirus. Nearly nine out of ten Democrats had approved of Biden for almost half of his first year, but Democrats have since dropped support of the president by nine percent in one week (77 percent from 86 percent).
Biden is not just suffering from Democrats’ low approval. Only 39 percent of independents approve of Biden’s performance. Nine percent of Republicans feel the same way.
With respect to specific issues, a greater portion of Americans disapprove of Biden’s handing of coronavirus for the first time. Forty-five