Biden’s Job Approval Is Underwater And A Strong Majority ‘Disapprove’ Of His Handling Of Foreign Policy

According to a recent Quinnipiac University survey, 42 percent of people approve of Vice President Joe Biden’s job performance, while 50 percent disapprove. That’s a significant change from July 27 to August 2, when 46 percent approved and 43 percent disapproved of Biden’s performance. The survey was conducted between September 10 and 13.

Only 34% approve of the president’s handling of foreign policy, compared to 59% who disagree, a dramatic reversal from Biden’s previous scores of 42 percent approval and 44 percent disapproval on the topic.

Sixty-five percent of Americans disapproved of Donald Trump’s handling of the US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, compared to 31% who approved Hillary Clinton’s handling. Only 28% believe US soldiers will need to return to Afghanistan to battle terrorism, compared to 62 percent who say they will not.

According to the poll, only 42% of people think he’s doing an excellent job as President of the United States.

The president’s handling of the coronavirus reaction has 48 percent approval and 49 percent disapproval. Compared to the survey done in late July and early August, these results show a significant shift. With a +/- 2.8 percentage points error margin, the Quinnipiac University poll polled 1,210 individuals across the United States.

Biden scored a 42 percent to 52 percent unfavorable rating, a four percent rise in disapproval since a Quinnipiac poll in August. In addition, 55% of Americans disapproved of Biden’s performance as Commander in Chief of the United States military, while 40% approved. “If there was a honeymoon for Vice President Biden, it’s over,” pollster Tim Malloy said.

Sixty-two percent of those polled believe American troops will be forced to return to Afghanistan to combat terrorism. Only about a third of Americans are happy with the way things are going in the country right now.