According to Gallup’s opinion poll’s results published Friday, President Joe Biden’s approval rating has dropped to 6 percentage points from June to 50 percent, the lowest measured for him to date, amid new fears about inflation, a rising number of coronavirus cases and a slowing vaccination rate.
The poll also finds that 45% of US adults disapprove of Biden’s performance while 5 percent do not have an opinion.
The survey notes that only 12 percent of Republicans are giving Biden positive job approval rating, compared to 90 percent of Democrats and 48% of independents, showing extreme party polarization of Biden’s approval ratings.
Although, according to Gallup, it’s common for presidents’ average approval ratings to see decrease of about 3 points between their first and second quarters, Biden’s rating is showing the first signs of meaningful decline that could indicate the end of his “honeymoon” period given the fact that his approval ratings among Democrats and independents are the lowest for those two groups to date.
Gallup report points that while Obama’s second quarter average job approval rating was 62 percent, Biden’s highest approval rating was 57 percent in early February and in April.
The new poll surveyed 1,007 adults between July 6 and July 21 and has margin of error of 4 percentage points.