A new poll shows that Joe Biden’s poll numbers are trending down and his honeymoon in office is over.
According to Fox News:
Biden holds a 51% approval rating in a Monmouth University survey released on Wednesday. That’s down slightly from the 54% of Americans who gave the new president a thumbs-up in late January, days after his inauguration.
More noticeable is rise in Biden’s disapproval rating – from 30% in late January to 42% now. The rise comes as more people form an opinion of Biden – with those saying they had “no opinion” of the president plunging from 16% soon after his inauguration to 8% now.
“It’s probably not a surprise that Biden’s honeymoon period has closed quickly,” Monmouth University Polling Institute Director Patrick Murray highlighted. But Murray noted that the president maintains a net positive rating in the new poll, which was conducted Feb. 25–March 1.
NATIONAL POLL: @POTUS Joe Biden job rating more negative since his first week in office.
51% approve (54% in Jan.)
42% disapprove (30%)
APPROVE by PARTY:
DEM – 91% (90% in Jan.)
IND – 43% (47%)
REP – 12% (15%)https://t.co/3i49Zf9w8a
— MonmouthPoll (@MonmouthPoll) March 3, 2021
Ninety-one percent of Democrats questioned in the Monmouth survey approve of Biden’s performance – basically unchanged since January. Eight in 10 Republicans disapprove, a jump of 10 points from a month ago. Independents are divided – with 43% approving and 48% disapproving. That’s a switch from January, when Biden held a 47%-30% approval/disapproval rating with independents.
An average of all of Biden’s approval numbers by Real Clear Politics shows that Biden’s approval is at 55% while his disapproval is at 40%.