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Biden's approval rating hits new low poll
18 May 2022, 04:13 GMT+10

Only 39% of Americans support their president, an NBC News survey finds

More than half of Americans - 56% - disapprove of Joe Biden's performance as the president of the United States, as the US leader's approval rating has hit a new low, plunging to 39%, according to a new opinion poll reported by NBC News.

As they now have to pay more for their food, gas, rent, and other bills, 65% of Americans claim their family's income is falling behind the cost of living due to the skyrocketing inflation the US is facing today. As a result, only 33% of those polled approve of Biden's handling of the economy, according to the survey.

The poll also suggests that 75% of Americans believe their country is headed in the wrong direction. The last time Americans felt this way was during the Great Recession in 2008, when that number surpassed 75%.

"It is a flashing red light when you see a number like this," said Republican pollster Bill McInturff of Public Opinion Strategies, who conducted this survey. "Americans are telling us this is as bad as 2008," he added.

The study comes as America is preparing for the upcoming primaries for November's midterm elections. Concerned with ever-rising expenses as well as various political issues ranging from immigration and climate change to election integrity and gun rights, supporters of both parties are more likely to vote in these midterms, the pollsters suggest. It is especially true for Democrats, most of whom support a woman's constitutional right to an abortion, which has recently come into question.


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