Americans are quickly losing confidence in Democrat President Biden’s ability to run the country, a new national study found.
The latest Monmouth University poll revealed Joe Biden’s disapproval rating soared 12 percentage points to 42% after only spending four weeks in the Oval Office. Only 8% said they had “no opinion” of Biden at the time, representing half of the previous result back in late January.
In addition to this, the Democrat’s approval rating dropped three percentage points to only 51% during the same period. His overall job disapproval rating for Congress was an overwhelming 59%, with just 30% who approved.
The results did not shock the Monmouth University Polling Institute, which interviewed a random sample of 802 adults between Feb. 25 and March 1.
“It is probably not a surprise that Biden’s honeymoon period has closed quickly,” institute Director Patrick Murray said in a statement.
Respondents revealed whatever fanfare existed at the time of Biden’s inauguration has already died down, just a month into the job. A total of 61% believe the United States is on the “wrong track,” while 34% claim the nation is still heading in the right direction.
Biden’s disapproval rating attracted a 10 percentage point jump to 80% of Republicans and a five percentage point rise to 48% among independents on a party preferred basis.
Not surprisingly, the president’s approval rating also jumped 1 percentage point to 91% among Democratic Party supporters.
However, Murray suggested this rising popularity might only be a temporary phenomenon.
“[Biden] does maintain a net positive rating but the COVID (CCP Virus) stimulus package will be the first significant test of how stable that support is,” he said.
A recent Quinnipiac University national poll found Biden’s approval rating even fell short of the satisfactory benchmark of 50%.
Only 49% of 1,075 respondents thought Biden had done well during his first two weeks in the job, compared to 36% who disapproved and the remainder who were unsure about how he performed.
The sample study, which was conducted between Jan. 28 and Feb. 1, revealed more than two-thirds were either very dissatisfied at 46% or somewhat dissatisfied at 23% with the state of the nation.
Only 6% were very satisfied, and 23% somewhat satisfied with the present situation across the United States.
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Virus was the biggest concern, with 68% calling the pandemic a crisis, 25% a problem, and 7% not a problem at all.
Quinnipiac University believes the Democratic Party should take full responsibility for the lackluster results.
“The Biden numbers are solid but not spectacular as the country tries to coalesce around a new administration that faces the dual challenge of daunting economic struggles and comforting a COVID [CCP Virus] weary public,” polling analyst Tim Malloy said in a statement. “Amid a palpable uncertainty about the months and even years ahead, there is a sense that President Biden is the man for the moment, and that moment cannot come too soon.”