President Joe Biden’s approval rating for his performance in the White House continues to go down as his administration works to handle the conflict at the Ukrainian border, the rise in inflation, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the southern border crisis.
The president’s approval rating tanked to below 40% for the first time since taking office, as per an accumulation of polling data. Real Clear Politic’s average of the most recent national surveys that measure the president’s standing put his approval rating at 39% while his disapproval was at 54%.
Biden has also become embroiled in the border conflict between Russia and Ukraine. In January, the US president predicted that Russian President Vladimir Putin would advance into Ukraine. He said, “My guess is he will move in. He has to do something.”
Apart from this issue, Biden is also constantly being slammed by Americans due to rising gas prices. This made his own party propose a temporary suspension in the federal gas tax which may help dull the financial pain of surging prices.
Americans are also feeling the impact of other costs, such as energy bills. For example, residents of New York have said that their bills seem to have doubled due to inflation.
As of writing, the White House has yet to comment on Biden’s latest approval standings.