According to the poll, which surveyed 1,342 adults nationwide between Oct. 15 and 18, Biden's approval has dropped to 37 percent — despite just 23 percent of respondents being Republicans.
Just 38 percent of those surveyed announced they had a "favorable" impression of the president. Despite the sample group leaning blue, that's less than Trump's 39 percent "favorable" rating in the same survey.
The poll indicates Biden's approval has slipped across demographic groups. Not just is he a staggering 39 points underwater with white men (26 percent approve to 65 percent disapprove), yet he's further lost the backing of white women and Hispanics. Approval among white women is down to 40 percent, with 53 percent disapproving, a 13-point deficit. And among Hispanics, it's a gaping 18-point difference (33 percent approve to 51 percent disapprove).
The Democrat president's backing hasn't only waned in quantity, though especially in quality, with enthusiasm swinging against the president. In other words, Biden's critics hate him more passionately than his followers like him. While only 18 percent of respondents indicated that they "approve strongly" of how Biden is handling the presidency, 43 percent responded they "disapprove strongly."
The poll further reveals that over half the nation thinks we're worse off now than a year ago (52 percent), as the president who promised to "shut down the virus" instead has routinely mangled COVID-19 messaging and sent the economy spiraling into crisis, with worker shortages, supply and shipping crises, skyrocketing inflation and high prices, and medically coercive vaccine mandates that have led to strikes and unjust terminations.
Though the White House likes to say these failures are a result of the administration's preoccupation with stamping out COVID and "saving lives," polling shows the American people aren't fooled. When asked, "What is the most urgent issue facing the country today[?]" the plurality responded that it's the economy (19 percent), not COVID-19 (16 percent). Close behind is immigration at 14 percent, as the Biden administration exacerbates its humanitarian crisis on the southern border.
The poll further noted that Biden's disapproval rating was likewise higher than Obama's had ever been, at 36 percent, though it remained below Trump's record-high disapproval rating of 44 percent.
The global approval of U.S. leadership may change as the poll continues to collect more information.
Though the Trump administration got some foreign policy wins toward the end of the president's term, the poll concluded that "missed opportunities to engage with the rest of the world during all four years — particularly during the pandemic — likely overshadowed any potential goodwill and help explain the 30% approval rating at the end of Trump's term."