Joe Biden was going to be the president to unite America and build our nation back better after the year long COVID-19 pandemic that ravaged the nation’s business and healthcare systems. Instead, in Biden’s first eight months in office, the nation has never been so divided, the nation is embroiled in a third deadly wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, our allies are mad at us, the country is experiencing a raging border crisis and the twenty-year war in Afghanistan ended in an epic disaster.
Now, a new Gallup poll shows that Biden’s approval ratings are now actually less than those of former President Donald Trump’s at the same time.
“Biden’s latest approval rating further cements the fact that the honeymoon phase of his presidency is behind him. Political independents, who were part of the coalition that helped him defeat Trump in 2020, now largely disapprove of the job he is doing as president,” Gallup reported.
Biden’s approval rating starting to turn south after his botched withdrawal from Afghanistan.
“Though Americans were generally supportive of the U.S. withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, the chaotic and deadly way in which it was executed has played into the decrease in Biden’s approval rating. So, too, has the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic,” Gallup said.
A Harvard CAPS/Harris Poll shared with the Hill this week showed that former President Trump now has a 48% approval rating compared to Biden’s 46% approval rating.