President Joe Biden’s approval rating among likely voters has taken a nasty tumble, according to the new Rasmussen Reports Daily Tracking poll, something sure to sound alarm bells within the White House, as Breitbart reports.
According to the survey’s findings, just 49% of a group characterized as “Likely U.S. Voters” signified their approval of the president’s job performance to date, while 50% indicated that they disapprove.
As Breitbart noted, a full 40% of respondents revealed that they “Strongly Disapprove” of Biden’s work thus far, and only 28% said that they “Strongly Approve” of the way in which he is handling his duties.
The poll was taken of 1,500 likely voters and had a margin of error of +/-2.5 percentage points.
The Rasmussen survey was not the only recent poll to indicate potentially troubling times ahead for the Biden administration, as a study done by Des Moines Register/Mediacom in late June yielded even worse results for the president.
The poll revealed that Biden’s approval numbers are already underwater with Iowa voters, as 43% of voters surveyed approve of his job performance, and 52% disapprove, numbers that represent a change from the same survey taken in March, when 47% of those queried approved of Biden, with 44% having expressed disapproval.
Notably, 89% of Iowa Democrats indicated approval of Biden’s job performance, a stark contrast to the 6% of Republicans who did so. 43% of independent Iowa voters are satisfied with job done by Biden thus far in his tenure.
Perhaps reflective of growing sentiments in other parts of the country, Iowa voters registered fairly high approval of the president’s handling of the COVID-19 crisis, though the numbers who did so dropped from March levels by 3 percentage points.
The areas in which Biden really took on water, however, were those of criminal justice and immigration, with just 35% of Iowans giving high marks to Biden on the former, and a crushing low of 29% signifying approval of his handling of immigration. Given that the administration has shown little interest in changing course on either, the president — deservedly — could very well be in for continued bad news when it comes to poll numbers in the coming months.