In the last few months of his first year in office, Joe Biden’s approval rating has hit a new low.
According to an NPR/PBS/Marist poll released Monday, only 41% of Americans are satisfied with Biden’s performance as president.
While the nation is once again grappling with a new variant of Coronavirus and consumer prices are rising during what is a typically abnormal holiday season, the poll was conducted Dec. 11-13, according to a report from USNews.
As the president’s legislative agenda stagnates on Capitol Hill, his clout in Congress also comes into question.
Republicans’ approval of the president is at 5%, and this is not unexpected. Meanwhile, 29% of independents and 88% of Democrats approved the job Biden is doing as good.
As it comes, Biden’s overall approval ratings are slightly lower than the results of a poll released on Dec. 9 and are 10 percentage points below a poll taken when he first assumed office in January.
Dr. Anthony Fauci of the Centers for Disease Control has said a surge in Coronavirus cases is “inevitable” amid omicron.
The White House seems to be near this despite the fact that it appears to be avoiding the implementation of increased restrictions that might diminish its popularity with a pandemic-weary public.
The spread of omicron has brought restrictions around the world, with European nations implementing lockdowns, raising concerns about economic growth being hampered.
Meanwhile, there are positive economic trends in the U.S. these days, as consumer demand is strong and the labor market is improving.
Yet, according to various recent polls, Americans are most concerned about inflation – even more than the Coronavirus virus.
The Democrat Party is not going to be able to pass the massive spending bill this year after Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia withdrew his vote on the Biden administration’s Build Back Better Act on Sunday.
In a frank and scathing assessment of where the Biden administration thought they were in negotiations, the White House called Manchin’s opposition to the social spending plan a “sudden and inexplicable reversal of his position.”