Joe Biden’s approval ratings are falling among almost all demographics, with the percentage of Black adults believing he is handling the role as president well dropping the most.
According to a Pew Research September poll, Biden’s overall approval rating stands at 44 percent, compared to 53 percent who say they disapprove of his performance in the White House.
As noted by Pew, this is a reversal in Biden’s job ratings from July, when 55 percent of Americans said they approved of his job performance compared to 43 percent who disapproved.
The results are also part of an overall trend of Biden’s approval ratings falling since around August as he faced criticism over introduction of the vaccine mandate, as well as over his handling of the withdrawal of U.S. troops in Afghanistan.
The survey found Biden’s approval rating has fallen among most demographics and political groups, including Democrats.
One of the biggest concerns for Biden is the dramatic fall of approval ratings from the Black, Hispanic and Asian demographics, where he is seeing some of the biggest declines.
The poll states that 67 percent of Black people in the U.S. said they somewhat or strongly approve of the way Biden is handling his job as president, down from 85 percent just two months previously—a fall of 18 percentage points.
The approval rating for Hispanic adults has also dropped from 72 percent in July to 56 percent in September’s results, and from 68 to 54 percent for Asians.
In March, 71 percent of Black adults said they strongly approved of Biden’s job performance while around half (49 percent) say so in Pew’s latest survey. A third of Hispanic (34 percent) and about a quarter of Asian adults (27 percent) also said they strongly approved of the job Biden is doing.
Biden is also seeing approval ratings drop from those you’d expect to support him.
In July, 88 percent of Democrats and Democratic leaners said they approved of the way he was handling his job as president. This has now dropped by 13 percentage points in the latest Pew poll to 75 percent.
“While majorities of Democrats across ideological groups say they approve of the job Biden is doing, this support is not as strong than it was earlier in Biden’s presidency,” the survey states. “Today, 46 percent say they strongly approve of the job he is doing, down from 65% who said this in March.”
Both male and female adults were also less satisfied with Biden’s performance since July, with 44 percent of the former saying they approve (down from 53 percent), and 45 percent of women also saying they somewhat or strongly approve (down from 57 percent).
A total of 42 percent of those aged 18-29 said they approved of Biden’s job performance, down from 56 percent, with the other key demographic for the Democrats—those aged 30 to 49— at 47 percent approval, compared to 59 percent in July.
The poll was conducted from September 13 to September 19, and consisted of 10,371 adults.
Joe Biden speaks about restoring protections for national monuments on the North Lawn of the White House on October 8, 2021 in Washington, D.C. The president’s approval rating is falling.
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