President Joe Biden’s approval rating continued to fall this month, largely due to his handing of the growing immigration crisis.
A Quinnipiac poll of 1,237 Americans conducted April 8-12 revealed a 64 percent disapproval among independents and 55 percent disapproval among Latinos.
Biden’s overall approval rating stood at 48 percent. Just 29 percent approved of the president’s immigration policies.
“Though he gets generally positive numbers on his domestic strides as he nears his first 100 days in office, the president is confronting the same political quagmire south of the border that bedeviled his predecessor. The border with Mexico, and the people trying to cross it, loom as a familiar crisis,” said Quinnipiac University Polling Analyst Tim Malloy.
Still, the low ranking stood above the approval rating for Congress. The poll showed just 27 percent approve of the performance of Congress.
Biden ranked higher on other issues, including his response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“About one-quarter of American adults already aren’t planning on getting a COVID-19 vaccine – but will the J&J vaccine announcement increase that number? Only time will tell,” added Malloy.
As the president nears 100 days in office, he faces much criticism, especially related to immigration. The fact that neither he nor Vice President Kamala Harris have visited the southern border and do not plan to do so only increase concerns on the issue.