(Hill) – President Joe BidenIn the new poll, the approval rating reached almost a record low as Americans are increasingly frustrated with the economy.
The ABC News and The Washington Post poll found that 37 percent of adults in the U.S. strongly or to some extent approve of Biden’s performance of his presidency, compared with 55 percent who said they strongly or somewhat disapprove. Seven percent said they had no opinion.
Approval is four points lower than in November, when ABC News and Post found that Biden has 41 percent approval among adults in the United States
However, the president’s rating is not the lowest – a survey of Quinnipiac University among US adults last month showed that the president had 33 percent approval rating.
February approval rating falls on Americans struggling with economic frustrations and consumer prices increasing by 7.5 annually in late Januarythe fastest pace since February 1982.
Inflation in the US has risen since the middle of last year, when the economy began to recover after the recession of COVID-19, which led to rising prices.
Thirty-seven percent of American adults surveyed said they approved of Biden’s management of the economy, compared with 58 percent who disapproved. Five percent said they had no opinion.
54 percent of respondents said they trust Republicans to run the economy better, while 35 percent said the same about Democrats. Seven percent said they did not trust either, three percent said they had no opinion, and one percent said they trusted both.
As for the state of the economy, only three percent of respondents said it was now “excellent.” 21 percent said it was “good,” 36 percent said “not so good,” and 39 percent said “bad.” One percent of respondents did not have an opinion.
Most adults say Biden’s economy has deteriorated. Fifty-four percent of respondents said the economy became somewhat or much worse after Biden took office, while only 17 percent said it became much or slightly better. Twenty-seven percent of respondents said he remained the same, and one percent said they had no opinion.
The poll surveyed 1,011 adults, including 904 registered voters, between February 20 and February 24. The graph of sampling error is plus or minus four percentage points.