Biden Suffering Badly

Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Should Biden step down?

President Joe Biden’s approval rating is on a persistent decline.

In the latest CBS/YouGov poll released on Sunday (April 10), the 46th President has hit rock bottom in his overall approval ratings.

The poll showed that only 42 percent of U.S. adults believed Biden’s job approval deserved positive marks, this is down from both his February and March polls from earlier this year. However, it’s a 20 point decline from the 62 percent approval rating the President had last year in March.

The figures, on closer inspection, show that only 19 percent noted that they “strongly” approve, and 23 percent said they “somewhat” approve.

The remaining 58 percent of participants revealed that they disapproved of Biden’s work as President.

Among those who disapprove of Biden’s job as President, 19 percent noted they “somewhat” disapprove, and a further 39 percent said they “strongly” disapprove.

Biden’s disapproval has been driven by record-breaking inflation, spurred on by the Russia-Ukraine conflict, that has put upward pressure on gas prices.

Currently, the President’s approval rating on the economy and inflation sits at only 37 percent and 39 percent respectively. However, Biden’s approval rating increased on the local job market, with 56 percent approving of the President’s handling of the job market.

The poll indicates that while Biden has a long way to go to get Americans to approve of his handling of the White House, if he focuses on the country’s most pressing concerns — inflation and the economy — there could be light at the end of his dismal polling tunnel.