According to a recent CNN Poll done by SSRS, one year before the 2022 midterm elections, 58 percent of Americans believe President Joe Biden has not given enough attention to the nation’s most pressing concerns, while a majority disapproves of the way he is conducting his job as President.
More than one-third of Americans consider the economy to be the most serious issue confronting the country (36 percent). 72 percent of those who think this way believe Biden has not been paying attention to the correct problems. That relationship is flipped among the smaller 20% who view the coronavirus pandemic to be the nation’s top problem, 79 percent believe Biden has prioritized correctly, while 21 percent do not.
Overall, 48 percent of Americans approve of Biden’s handling of the job, while 52 percent disapprove. The intensity of such assessments is skewed considerably against the President. The proportion of those who highly approve of Biden’s performance has decreased to 15%, down from 34% in April. Although it did not inquire about the strength of approval in every poll, it never fell below 20% during either Barack Obama’s or Donald Trump’s presidency.
According to the new poll, 36% strongly disapprove of Biden’s handling of the presidency, which is roughly the same as when he was last asked this question in April, implying that the drop in approval over the last few months has been driven more by disappointment among his original supporters than by an expansion of the group that started out strongly opposed to his presidency.