By Theodore Bunker, December 20, 2021
President Joe Biden’s approval rating sank to a record low in the latest Marist Poll amid a nationwide surge in COVID-19 cases.
The poll shows that just 41% of Americans hold a positive view of Biden’s performance as president, compared to 56% with a negative opinion.
- 17% of Americans strongly approve of Biden.
- 24% approve of Biden.
- 11% disapprove of Biden.
- 44% strongly disapprove of Biden.
- 3% are unsure of Biden.
The poll shows a strong partisan split on Biden’s performance among Democrats and Republicans, while independents are more mixed.
- 88% of Democrats strongly approve or approve of Biden.
- 95% of Republicans disapprove or strongly disapprove of Biden.
- 29% of independents strongly approve or approve of Biden, 66% strongly disapprove or disapprove of Biden.
A previous poll conducted in the first week of December showed Biden with 42% approving and 55% disapproving.
The Hill notes that in the last few weeks of December, COVID-19 rates surged as news broke of a new variant, Omicron, as inflation continued to cause prices to rise across the country.
Marist Poll surveyed 1,400 adults in the U.S. from December 11 to 13, 2021, with a margin of error of +/- 4 percentage points.