Americans think Joe Biden is failing at … well, just about everything, according two new polls.
But other than that, he’s been great. Or something.
The polls, conducted by NBC News and the Associated Press-NORC, were released Thursday to mark the one-year anniversary of Biden’s inauguration. And it wasn’t pretty.
As the New York Post noted, Biden received “poor marks for his handling of the economy, the COVID-19 pandemic, relations with Russia and overall competence — with one survey finding less than half of Democrats want him to seek re-election.”
Other than that, he’s doing a bang-up job.
By the way, you can read more about Americans not wanting Biden to run again in this post from OutKick’s Bobby Burack.
As for the polls, 54% disapproved of Biden in the NBC survey. It was even worse in the AP poll, with 56% of Americans giving Biden a big ol’ no.
“It’s a far cry from July, when the AP-NORC poll showed Biden with a job approval rating of 59 percent,” the Mark Moore of the Post wrote. “That number slipped to 50 percent a month later and has continued to slide amid the debacle of the Afghanistan withdrawal, a surge in coronavirus cases, and a stymied domestic legislative agenda.”
Perhaps the most damning of all of this for Biden is that Americans don’t think he’s competent. Once people lose faith that you have any idea what you’re doing, it’s sort of hard to win that back.
“This poll would have to be described as bleak, discouraging and truly terrible,” Republican pollster Bill McInturff of Public Opinion Strategies told NBC News.
Overall, it’s a been a bad couple of weeks for Biden. Not only is he failing in the polls, but the Supreme Court voted against his unpopular nationwide vaccine mandate, as relayed by our Alejandro Avila.
Other than that, he’s been a smash hit.