President Biden’s approval rating on the economy has fallen sharply in a new Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research survey.
The survey asked respondents, “overall, do you approve or disapprove of the way Joe Biden is handling the economy?”
The most current figures show 52 percent of Americans approving and 47 disapproving. However, this represents an 8-point change from the results in March, which showed 39 percent disapproving and 60 percent approving. Biden’s disapproving rate continued to rise, reaching 42 percent in April and 47 percent in June.
Similar trends can be seen in other aspects of his approval ratings. For instance, current numbers show 66 percent approving of Biden’s response to the Chinese coronavirus pandemic and 33 percent disapproving. However, 29 percent disapproved in February, representing a 4-point change in the last few months.
Respondents were also asked to gauge how they currently view the economy. A majority, 54 percent, chose “very/somewhat/lean toward” poor, while 45 percent chose “very/somewhat/lean toward good.”