A brand spanking new poll from Quinnipiac University has revealed that President Joe Biden’s approval numbers are continuing to drop way down during the first year of his presidency, remaining in the upper 30s.
Respondents to the survey gave the president a negative 37 percent job approval rating, with 52 percent disapproving of the work he’s done thus far and 12 percent not giving an opinion. It has dropped a percentage point from his 38 percent to 53 percent approval rating on October 6.
Additionally, 38% said they hold an overall “favorable opinion” of Biden, down significantly from May, when he was still fresh in office, with 49% rating him favorably.
Biden’s numbers may be sinking like a ship , but members of Congress are faring even worse.
Per the Quinnipiac poll, respondents gave congressional Democrats a negative 30% approval rating to 60% disapproval. For congressional Republicans, it was 23% to 65%.
“A look at what respondents chose as their top issues may provide insight as to why the approval numbers sit where they do. Quinnipiac determined the economy to be the most urgent issue facing the country today, selected by 19% of respondents. That was followed by COVID-19 (16%) and immigration (14%),” the report said.
There was a rather sharp partisan contrast when it came to which issues are the most important to voters. Republicans chose immigration with 28 percent, the economy at 24 percent, and the national debt at 10 percent for the issues that are most important to them.
Democrats on the other hand, chose the coronavirus at 28 percent, healthcare at 14 percent, and climate change at 13 percent.
“What worries Republicans most does not top the list of Democratic concerns, and vice versa,” \Quinnipiac polling analyst Tim Malloy went on to say in a statement that accompanied the results of the survey. “But for the country as a whole, the state of the economy edges out the pandemic and issues at the border as the matter of greatest concern.”