In the third year of his term, President Biden’s support rating on critical subjects has continued to decline, according to a new Harvard/Harris poll.
According to the poll, only 43% of respondents approved of Biden’s job performance, while 53% disapproved. This put Biden’s overall approval rating in the red. However, while already having popularity ratings below 50% in every single polled area, Biden is seeing declining numbers on key subjects.
For instance, only 38% of voters in May endorsed Biden’s approach on immigration. This number has decreased by three points in the past month, as only 35% of people now support his immigration policies. Additionally, there is a decrease from his peak of 40% in November and December.
In the category of creating employment, 44 percent of people in June approve of Biden, a four-point decline from the 48 percent that said the same thing in May.
In the last month, Biden’s approval ratings in the areas of international policy (down from 43 percent to 40 percent) and combating terrorism (down from 46 percent to 43 percent) both dropped three points.
Voters’ opinions of the 80-year-old’s management of the nation’s crime and violence have deteriorated further, falling from 39 percent approval to 37 percent. Just 36% of people, down from 37% last month, think he’s handling inflation well. While responding to the coronavirus has generally been his strongest area in our study, just 49% of respondents now approve of his handling of that matter, down from 52% last month.
Over the past month, Biden only maintained consistency in one area: his approval rating on the economy, which is currently at just 39%.
Between June 14 and 15, a poll of 2,090 registered voters was conducted.
Notably, according to the same poll, former President Trump would defeat Biden by six points (45 percent to 39 percent) in a hypothetical battle in 2024.
66 percent of respondents agreed that Biden is demonstrating that he is “too old” to serve as president. 59 percent of people also question his suitability for the position.
These findings are consistent with a previous Convention of States Action/Trafalgar Group poll, which revealed that 63.5 percent of probable general election voters believe the president is “too old to effectively” serve a second term in office.