US President Joe Biden’s approval rating has dropped below the 30%-mark to its lowest figure yet, according to new polling results published on Saturday.
The daily tracking survey conducted by Civiqs, an online polling and analytics company, has shown that 29% of US registered voters approve of the way Joe Biden is handling his job, with 58% registering disapproval and 13% still unsure.
The poll has also found that more than a half of Americans in all age brackets as well as education- and gender-based groups largely disapprove of Biden’s performance. At the same time, whereas 66% of white Americans are not supportive of the incumbent, he remains popular with the black or African-American population, with 55% within this grouping saying they approve of Biden’s actions.
The US leader has low appeal in almost all states, with notable exceptions being Hawaii and Vermont. Biden’s home state of Delaware also takes a dim view of his work, with 54% there disapproving of his performance.
Besides African-Americans, another group that appreciates Biden’s efforts is his fellow Democrats, with 63% approving. By contrast, an overwhelming majority of Republicans (97%) gave Biden thumbs down.
The new figures are revealed after a Harvard CAPS-Harris poll conducted in late June found that only 29% of Americans want Joe Biden to seek reelection. At the same time, the survey also put his overall approval rating at 38%.
Support for the president is cratering, as Americans worry about soaring inflation, record gas prices and looming recession. The Civiqs poll also followed a turbulent week that saw a July 4 mass shooting, which claimed the lives of seven people.