Is President Biden disappointing Americans? A new poll seems to say so.
The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Doug Schwartz, Ph.D. since 1994, conducts independent, non-partisan national and state polls on politics and issues. Surveys adhere to industry best practices and are based on random samples of adults using random digit dialing with live interviewers calling landlines and cell phones.
The new poll by Quinnipac University shows Biden’s lowest marks since his admission into office, dropping to 38% from Quinnipac’s last national poll released 3 weeks ago, where he received a 42% percent job approval rating. The poll surveyed 1,326 adults between Oct. 1-4 with a margin of error of 2.7 percentage points.
According to the survey, Biden received negative scores in the following key issues:
- the response to the coronavirus: 48 percent approve, while 50 percent disapprove;
- the economy: 39 percent approve, while 55 percent disapprove;
- his job as Commander in Chief of the U.S. military: 37 percent approve, while 58 percent disapprove;
- taxes: 37 percent approve, while 54 percent disapprove;
- foreign policy: 34 percent approve, while 58 percent disapprove;
- immigration issues: 25 percent approve, while 67 percent disapprove;
- the situation at the Mexican border: 23 percent approve, while 67 percent disapprove.
More than half of those surveyed (55 – 42 percent) say that the Biden administration is not competent in running the government.
On the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly three-quarters (74 percent) of the participants say they either have received a COVID-19 vaccine or plan to, while 20 percent say they don’t plan to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
A majority (52 – 44 percent) say that once students of all ages are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine, kindergarten through 12th-grade students should not be required to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
Nearly 7 in 10 (68 – 30 percent) of Americans with kids under the age of 18 say they do not think that students should be required to receive a COVID-19 vaccine once students of all ages are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine.
More than one-third of those surveyed (37 percent) expect the number of COVID-19 cases to increase over the next few months, 28 percent expect the number to decrease, and 30 percent expect the number of cases to stay about the same.
“Battered on trust, doubted on leadership, and challenged on overall competency, President Biden is being hammered on all sides as his approval rating continues its downward slide to a number not seen since the tough scrutiny of the Trump administration,” says Quinnipiac University Polling Analyst Tim Malloy.