48% of Americans Disapprove Biden’s COVID Strategy

Biden’s disapproval rating is higher than his approval rating.

QUICK FACTS:
  • Americans continue to lose faith in Joe Biden’s ability to lead the country through the coronavirus predicament, as he finishes his first year in office with almost half the country disapproving of his handling of the crisis, Newsmax reports.
  • Polling shows Biden is struggling to convince voters that he can handle the situation, even losing with independents.
  • Nearly half (48.3%) of Americans disapprove of his handling of the pandemic, FiveThirtyEight details.
  • His disapproval rating surpassed his approval rating on Jan 12, when it surpassed 47%, and has been marginally increasing since, Newsweek notes.
  • Biden’s approval rating is now only 44.6%.
Screenshot taken from FiveThirtyEight.com on January 19, 2022
AMERICANS WORRIED ABOUT THE ECONOMY:

49% of Americans are “Very” concerned “they are about the coronavirus’s effect on the U.S. economy,” according to FiveThirtyEight polling.

BACKGROUND:
  • Biden’s support among all voting demographics is at its lowest point since he took office, Newsweek reports.
  • “He still has majority support from Democrats, at 79 percent, but only 38 percent of independents and 15 percent of Republicans approve of his pandemic strategy,” representing a decline of “about a 20-point drop from the spring, when Biden’s support peaked.”