President Biden’s support from independent voters has taken a major dive in the latest NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll.
Only 43 percent of the respondents gave Biden an approval rating, with the majority (51 percent) saying they disapprove of the job he is doing as president. This is compared to the same poll from August that found the president with a 49 percent approval.
The major blow to the president’s approval appears to be from those who identify as independents. Only 36 percent of Independents approve of Biden, which is down ten percent from the last poll.
His approval from Democrats only dropped five percent, from 90 percent to 85 percent, and Republicans only dropped one percent, from six percent to five percent.
“That a majority of independents now disapprove of his performance is bad news for Biden and Democrats. They’re a key swing group, one Biden won in 2020 but who now think he’s off track,” NPR wrote.