President Joe Biden’s approval rating plunged below 40 percent this week, according to a new poll from YouGov and The Economist.
Overall, approximately 50 percent of the 1,500 Americans surveyed disapprove of Biden’s White House track record while only 39 percent approve. Even among registered voters, Biden’s approval sits around 43 percent while his disapproval is up to 52 percent.
Democrats still show strong loyalty to the Biden administration and agenda with a 77 percent approval rating, while 15 percent admitted they “somewhat disapprove” or “strongly disapprove” of his actions over the last nine months. Approximately 89 percent of GOP voters disapprove of Biden’s performance and the crises he has created since taking office. Fifty-six percent of independents also disapprove.
While 55 percent of black Americans say they approve of the president, his approval rating among Hispanics is down to 41 percent. Even white women with degrees, a demographic where Biden gained ground during the 2020 election, only approve of him by 53 percent, while approximately 42 percent disapprove.
Vice President Kamala Harris’ poll numbers are also sliding backward. Overall, 52 percent of American voters have an unfavorable view of Harris while 39 percent have a favorable one. Even 17 percent of Democrats dislike her, more than the 15 percent who disapprove of Biden.
Just last week, a poll from ABC News and the Washington Post indicated that only 44 percent of the more than 1,000 adults surveyed approve of Biden’s track record as president while 51 percent disapprove. Democrats’ approval for the president fell from 94 percent to 86 percent over the last three months, according to the same poll.
A poll from The Federalist and Susquehanna Polling & Research last month further showed that Americans disapprove of Biden more intensely than they approve of him. Approximately 32 percent of people surveyed said they “strongly approve” of Biden’s presidency, which dropped to 17 percent for those who said they “somewhat approve” of Biden’s time in office. On the disapprove side, 41 percent of those surveyed said they “strongly disapprove” of Biden. Only four percent said they “somewhat disapprove.”