Biden support falls to lowest point, Trump would win if election held today: poll
Various polls released this week paint a grim picture for President Biden as his approval rating slipped below 50% for the first time since taking office.
The president’s FiveThirtyEight average approval declined to 49.3%, while his disapproval rating sits at 44.2%. A steep decline from February when his approval rating sat at 54.7%, with only 38.1% dissaproving.
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His approval rating also slipped below 50% in the RealClearPolitics avergage of polls. It now sits at 49.4% as of Monday. While a whopping 47.2% dissaprove of his performance.
Reuters also released a poll earlier this week showing Biden’s aproval rating slipped to 46%.
A Rassmussen Reports poll found that if the eleciton were held today, Biden would lose to former President Donald Trump by a six-point margin, 43% to 37%. The poll sampled more democrats than republicans. It also showed that Trumo would win more women and blacks than he did in 2020 when he lost to Biden, 46.8% to 51.3%.
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More republicans said they did not regret their vote than demcorats with 95% of GOP voters saying they did not regret voting for Trump while only 87% of democratic voters said they did not regret voting for Biden.
The latest YouGov/The Economist poll found that 48% of indeoendent voters dissaproved of Biden’s performance. That is a 4 point increase from just earlier this month when 44% of independent voters held an unfavorable view of the President
The fall in poll numbers comes as President Biden has failed to handle the ongoing southern border crisis with illegal crossings topping 210,000 in July. His adminstration is also dealing with growing concerns over inflation. Most recently, Biden has been slammed for his hadnling of the troop withdrawal from Afghanistan that has left an estimated 10,000 or more Americans left behind as the Taliban has taken over the country.
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The president defended his decision to remove U.S. combat forces from Afghanistan in a speech given Monday from the White House. He admitted the the chaos unfolding is “gut-wrenching” but blamed the Afghan army’s unwillingness to fight.
“I stand squarely behind my decision,” Biden said in his speech. “After 20 years, I’ve learned the hard way that there was never a good time to withdraw U.S. forces.”