Is it time to resign?
President Joe Biden’s approval ratings have hit an all-time low according to a poll of 1,400 adult respondents conducted between December 11th and 13th.
Released on Monday, a poll by PBS NewsHour/NPR/Marist shows that Biden now only has a 41% approval rating, which pales in comparison to the 55% of Americans who said they disapprove of the President’s job performance, and 44% who’ve said they strongly disapprove.
A Marist poll published less than two weeks ago on December 9th reveals the sharp decline in the president’s rating. From the December 9th poll to the most recent poll, respondents who said they “strongly disapproved” of the President’s performance increased by six percentage points.
These declining ratings coincide with the nation’s highest inflation rate in almost forty years, Omicron variant rapid spread, and a botched withdrawal of the U.S. military in Afghanistan, all of which have occurred in the 11 months since Biden took office.
Talking to PBS, Lee Miringoff, Marist College Institute of Public Opinion director, said Biden was “being hit for lack of leadership.” Miringoff went on to explain that Biden’s knock could be attributed to the pandemic fatigue and rising inflation.
The poll also showed Biden’s diminishing ratings amongst minorities, with 65% of Latinos saying they disapproved of Biden’s performance, with only 33% saying they approved.
However, the poll indicated that among every income group, age range, and racial demographic Biden’s ratings were declining. Nearly three-quarters of independents polled said they disapproved, whereas only 29% approved of Biden’s performance.
Yet Biden’s approval ratings remain positive in a handful of groups. The groups where Biden has achieved more approvals than disapprovals included voters age 74, college graduates, where the President held a 54% approval rate. Among college students, white female college graduates seemed to have the most positive outlook on the president with a 59% approval rating.