A new poll revealed on Wednesday that President Joe Biden has begun falling in approval ratings among American voters after enjoying an initially pleasant reaction to his presidency.
The Monmouth University poll noted Biden’s approval rating at 48 percent, down one percent overall from a Rasmussen poll from the previous week.
“Biden’s rating is still in net positive territory, but it seems to have taken a dip with the growing uncertainty that his signature spending plans will be enacted,” said Patrick Murray, director of the independent Monmouth University Polling Institute.
“The plans are broadly popular, but the path to getting there is not so clear-cut. This is one of those situations where the administration has to weigh short-term blowback in public opinion against what they hope will be long-term gains,” Murray added.
The poll follows Biden’s first international trip as president as he met with leaders in Europe as part of the G-7 Summit. During the trip, he met with many leaders, including the Queen of England and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
During the president’s European trip, Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz said, “Well, you know what, Joe Biden’s in Europe right now,” Cruz stated, according to Breitbart News.
“Maybe it’s time for the person ostensibly in charge of the border from this administration to go to the border,” Cruz added.
Biden’s rating may be down slightly in recent weeks, but it’s his long-term efforts that most concern Americans. In addition to immigration, the president’s problems with inflation and cyber attacks have led to growing push back from Americans from both political parties.