In the worst showing since becoming president, President Joe Biden’s approval has fallen to its lowest ever, and the public no longer feels his team is competent, honest, or led well.
As Biden struggles to recover from the bungled Afghan withdrawal and an interparty feud over his spending and tax agenda, his approval has sunk to just 38% in the latest Quinnipiac University Poll. A majority, 53%, disapprove.
The survey follows a similar pattern in other polls, notably Gallup, that recently had his approval at a poor 43%.
While partisanship remains as strong as it was during the Trump era, independents are weighing in heavily against Biden. By nearly 2-1, independents disapprove of Biden, 60%-32%.
Of special note in the new survey, the public appears to have lost faith in Biden’s abilities. According to the survey:
More than half say 55%-42% said the Biden administration is not competent in running the government.
Fifty percent said Biden is not honest, while 44% said he is.
Forty-one percent said he has “good leadership,” while 56% said he doesn’t.
Fifty-five percent disapprove of his handling of the economy.
Fifty-eight percent disapprove of his job as commander in chief.
Sixty-seven percent said he’s wrong on immigration and border issues.
“Battered on trust, doubted on leadership, and challenged on overall competency, President Biden is being hammered on all sides as his approval rating continues its downward slide to a number not seen since the tough scrutiny of the Trump administration,” said Quinnipiac University polling analyst Tim Malloy.