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Rapid erosion of support among Democrats drives Biden’s approval ratings to new lows: poll

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President Biden’s handling of the pandemic and the economy is costing him support even among his base, according to a survey released Tuesday by the Pew Research Center.

The president’s Jobs approval rating of 41% is down 3% overall since September, but support among Democrats and pro-Democratic voters is falling even faster: Mr Biden is down 7 % among this group during the same period.

The report found that 68% of Democrats still give the president high marks, but that’s down from 75% in September and 88% in July.

Only 29% of Democrats said they were satisfied with the state of the nation, down from 18% since March.

“As opinions on Biden and the state of the nation continue to be deeply divided along partisan lines, Democrats have become less supportive of the president and less satisfied with how things are going in the country,” says The report.

Among black voters, a key demographic who voted heavily for Mr. Biden, support for the president fell to 60%, down 7% from 67% in September.

The share of white people who approve of the way Mr. Biden is doing his job fell 4%, from 37% to 33%. Mr. Biden’s approval rating among Hispanics and Asians has remained unchanged since September.

Voters also gave Mr Biden low marks on his handling of several key issues.

About 44% of voters approved of Mr. Biden’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, once a bright spot in presidential elections.

On the economy, 44% said they were confident in Mr. Biden’s ability to make good decisions on economic policy, compared to 55% who said they were not confident.

Only 30% of voters expressed confidence in Mr Biden’s ability to bring the nation together, while 69% said they had little or no confidence in his ability to unite the nation.

Bringing the nation together was a central theme of Mr. Biden’s presidential campaign.

The Pew study polled 5,128 American adults between Jan. 10 and Jan. 17, the day Mr. Biden gave a fiery speech about suffrage in Georgia.

Mr. Biden’s poll numbers were not good news for the administration. A series of surveys released since the failed US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan show his approval numbers are submerged.

A Harvard University/Harris Center for American Policy Studies poll released on Monday indicated that support for Mr. Biden among suburban voters is waning.

The poll showed that 55% of respondents who live in the suburbs say former President Trump was a better president than Mr. Biden, while 44% said Mr. Biden was the better leader.

Rapid erosion of support among Democrats drives Biden’s approval ratings to new lows: poll

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