US President Joe Biden’s job approval rating has dropped to 33% in the latest Quinnipiac University poll.
It has been billed as a whopping 17 percentage point drop since February and an indication of the deep dissatisfaction of American voters with his administration’s response, due to rising inflation and the resurgence of COVID-19.
More than half of American adults (53%) disapprove of the job the president is doing, while 13% told the pollster they could not offer an opinion.
While Biden achieved a high approval rating of 50% in the February 17 edition of the poll, that number has not exceeded 40% since mid-September.
At the same time, the president’s disapproval rating rose 17 percentage points from a low of 36% on February 3.
Three-quarters of Democrats said they approve of Biden, while only 25% of independents and 2% or Republicans answered the same.
The poll found that 49% of Americans believe the president is taking action to divide the country, while only 42% said he is working to unite it.
In other aspects handled by the pollster, almost 6 in 10 people consulted (59%) said they would not want to see former President Donald Trump run again for the White House in 2024, while only 33% said yes.
The survey managed to interview 1,313 adults, between January 7 and 10. It turned out that it has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.7 percentage points.