Gallup poll shows Biden’s approval rating cratered to all-time low

A new Gallup poll has been published bearing some very bad news for President Joe Biden whose ratings have now plummeted 6 points since June to an all-time low of 50 percent over fears concerning inflation, vaccinations, and the spread of COVID-19.

The poll surveyed 1,007 adults between July 6 and July 21. It was broken down by political party with 12 percent of Republicans giving a thumbs up to Biden’s job performance and 90 percent of Democrats expressing their approval of his time in office. That indicates extreme party polarization. Forty-eight percent of Independents voiced their approval for the president.

But the approval ratings among Democrats and Independents are the lowest to date. It is the first time that Biden has scored less than a majority with Independents. The numbers from Republicans were surprisingly up 1 percent.

The poll also found that 45 percent of U.S. adults disapprove of Biden’s performance and 5 percent do not have an opinion on it.

According to Gallup, it is normal for a president to see a three-point decrease in average job approval ratings between the first and second quarters of an administration. Biden’s second-quarter approval rating came in at 53 percent as opposed to 56 percent in the first quarter of his presidency. They noted that was better than both former President Clinton’s at 44 percent and former President Trump’s at 38.8 percent.

The organization also noted that presidents’ approval ratings usually decline in the third quarter laying the groundwork for even more depressing news for the Biden camp. Most of America, however, will not be surprised considering the skyrocketing prices of food, gasoline, housing, and other items. Americans are also concerned about the lack of leadership displayed by Biden, not only domestically, but when it comes to national security and illegal immigration. Their concerns also include Biden not being able to compromise or work with Republicans in the extreme. His leftist agenda has spooked Americans as has his handling of the pandemic, which is exacerbated by the spread of the Delta variant.

Biden’s $1.2 trillion infrastructure package and his $3.5 trillion spending plan to address climate change, childcare, and healthcare, are heavily opposed by the GOP and many Americans.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has slammed the spending as “wildly inappropriate” and a “left-wing dream of [Senate Budget Chairman] Bernie Sanders.”

“It is a wild spending, taxing spree completely inappropriate for the country, which is already suffering from dramatic inflation right in line with what it was 40 years ago based on what they’ve already done on a single party-line vote earlier this year,” McConnell declared in a statement. “This is wildly inappropriate for the country — totally out of bounds for what ought to be done, and that’s why it will generate zero Republican support. And hopefully, there will be a few brave Democrats who understand that running the country into the ground both with taxing and debt is not a good idea.”

Gallup points out that Biden’s job approval rating has shown its first significant decline which may portend a further eroding of support among the American people.

Biden’s highest approval rating came in at 57 percent in late January/early February and in April. Comparatively, Obama’s second-quarter average was 62 percent and former President George W. Bush’s came in at 55.8 percent.

The margin of error for the poll is 4 percentage points.

No one seems surprised in the least by the drop in Biden’s approval rating:

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