Joe Biden’s job approval falls sharply - PEW survey

Earlier this year, the Pew Research Center reported that a majority of the American public had faith in the president's handling of the coronavirus and its health impacts.

 US President Joe Biden signs the American Rescue Plan, a package of economic relief measures to respond to the impact of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, inside the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, US, March 11, 2021.  (photo credit: REUTERS/TOM BRENNER)
US President Joe Biden signs the American Rescue Plan, a package of economic relief measures to respond to the impact of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, inside the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, US, March 11, 2021.
(photo credit: REUTERS/TOM BRENNER)

US President Joe Biden's job approval rating has fallen sharply in the past two months, according to a new survey conducted by the Pew Research Center last week on a little more than 10,000 American adults.

According to the survey, only 44% approve of Biden's handling of his job in contrast to 53% that disapprove.

A July survey concluded virtually the opposite: that 55% approved of the president's performance at his job and 43% disapproved.

Earlier this year, Pew reported that most of the American public had faith in Biden's handling of the coronavirus and its health impacts, as well as his policies on foreign relations and the economy. 

In addition, two-thirds of Americans  favor his policies on a tax increase of large businesses and high-income households, while 61% said that taxes should be raised on those who have a household income of over $400,000. 

Another conclusion of the survey is a similar decline in public approval by both Democrats and Republicans. Approval from Democrats has dropped 13% from 88% to 75% since July, while among Republicans it has dropped by almost half (12%) from 17% to 9%.

 

 PRIME MINISTER Naftali Bennett and US President Joe Biden chat during a meeting in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington last week. (credit: JONATHAN ERNST) PRIME MINISTER Naftali Bennett and US President Joe Biden chat during a meeting in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington last week. (credit: JONATHAN ERNST)

Furthermore, most Americans remain pessimistic regarding the future of the US economy, saying that conditions will either worsen or will change little. 

The survey also reported that most Americans are displeased with the Biden administration's handling of Afghanistan, with less than a quarter (24%) stating that the administration handled the situation well. 

Also, more than half of American adults,  around 56%, favor letting thousands of Afghan refugees into the US.