Biden Approval Drops Below Threshold as Majority of Americans Seemingly Begin to Lose Faith in Him


Multiple recent polls show Joe Biden’s approval rating has fallen below 50 percent.

FiveThirtyEight’s daily tracking poll on Friday found the president’s approval rating dipping under 50 percent for the first time since he took office: 49.9 percent approve, and 43.8 percent disapprove.

FiveThirtyEight averages several surveys to calculate its rating.

Meanwhile, the RealClearPolitics average of polls still shows Biden with the slightest majority (50.1 percent) supporting his handling of the job.

However, two of the most recent surveys used by both FiveThirtyEight and RCP — Rasmussen Reports and Economist/YouGov — have the president at 47 and 46 percent approval, respectively.

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Both FiveThirtyEight and RCP also used Fox News’ most recent poll in calculating their averages. In it, 53 percent of respondents approved of Biden’s performance, which is a 3 percentage point drop from last month.

Based on other findings in the detailed poll, rising inflation is among the top issues bringing Biden’s approval rating down.

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Eighty-six percent of the voters surveyed said they are either extremely or very concerned about it. Further, 79 percent believe the federal government’s policies are at least partially to blame.

Inflation hit an annual 5.4 percent rate in July, matching a 20-year high from the previous month. Gasoline prices, which are up $1 per gallon from last year, are a major contributor to the inflation spike.

No issue ranked higher than inflation, but respondents also expressed concern about political divisions (83 percent), violent crime (81 percent) and health care (78 percent).

Biden is underwater in his handling of the economy in the Fox poll, which is down 4 percentage points since June to a 47-49 split.

Additionally, his handling of immigration has dropped 6 points to 35-57.

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The Department of Homeland Security reported that Customs and Border Protection encountered more than 212,000 migrants crossing into the country illegally in July, a 21-year high.

Though still in positive territory, Biden’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic also fell 10 percentage points in the Fox poll, to 54-42.

A further drag on the commander in chief’s standing with the American people is undoubtedly the deteriorating conditions in Afghanistan.

On Thursday, Biden ordered 3,000 troops to Kabul to help evacuate U.S. embassy personnel as the Taliban rapidly closes in on the nation’s capital.

GOP Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas encapsulated the president’s current woes in a Friday tweet.

“Joe Biden’s presidency has produced a: – Border Crisis – Gas Crisis – Middle East Crisis – Inflation Crisis,” he wrote.

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Randy DeSoto has written more than 3,000 articles for The Western Journal since he joined the company in 2015. He is a graduate of West Point and Regent University School of Law. He is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths" and screenwriter of the political documentary "I Want Your Money."
Randy DeSoto is the senior staff writer for The Western Journal. He wrote and was the assistant producer of the documentary film "I Want Your Money" about the perils of Big Government, comparing the presidencies of Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. Randy is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths," which addresses how leaders have appealed to beliefs found in the Declaration of Independence at defining moments in our nation's history. He has been published in several political sites and newspapers.

Randy graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a BS in political science and Regent University School of Law with a juris doctorate.
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