Biden's Poll Slump: Approval Hits New Low

Public Opinion Shifts on President Biden's Key Policies

by Nouman Rasool
Biden's Poll Slump: Approval Hits New Low
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In a recent Monmouth University poll, President Joe Biden's approval rating has plummeted to an all-time low, with only 34% of Americans expressing satisfaction with his performance in office. This marks a significant decline and raises questions about the administration's approach as the 2024 election looms just 11 months away.

This alarming figure reflects a growing discontent among the electorate, with a striking 61% of respondents indicating disapproval of Biden's job performance. These numbers have persisted below the 40% threshold for several months, underscoring a persistent trend of dissatisfaction.

This latest poll places Biden's approval rating even lower than an earlier survey conducted by the Wall Street Journal, which had reported a 37% approval rate. In that poll, Joe Biden also lagged behind former President Trump, the leading Republican candidate, in a potential 2024 presidential matchup.

Joe Biden's Policy Disapproval Surge

A deeper dive into the Monmouth University poll reveals specific areas of concern among the American public. Only 30% of those surveyed believe President Biden adequately addresses the issues that matter most to them.

On critical topics like inflation, immigration, and climate change, the disapproval rates stand at 68%, 69%, and 54%, respectively. Furthermore, more than half of the respondents disapproved of Biden's handling of employment and unemployment issues (53%) and his approach to transportation and energy infrastructure (52%).

The latter has been a key area of focus for the Biden administration, especially following the passage of the infrastructure bill. Interestingly, even within his party, Joe Biden's approval ratings are lukewarm in crucial policy areas.

Only half of the Democrats polled approve of his immigration policies, and a mere 62% favor his inflation strategies. This poll, conducted between November 30 and December 4, included a sample of 803 adults with a margin of error of plus or minus 4.8 percentage points.

As the nation gears up for the next presidential election, these numbers could be pivotal in shaping both major parties' political landscape and strategies.