Poll: 38 Percent of Independents Approve of Joe Biden’s Performance

President Joe Biden takes questions from gathered reporters at the White House after spending his weekend at Camp David on September 26, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Samuel Corum/Getty Images)
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Thirty-eight percent of independents approve of President Joe Biden’s performance, according to a Friday Associated Press-NORC poll.

Biden’s approval rating among independents is down from 62 percent in July.

Biden has also slipped with Democrats. Eighty-five percent of Democrats approve of Biden on October 1 while 92 percent of Democrats approved of Biden in July. Eleven percent of Republicans approve of Biden, not far from July’s number.

Among black Americans, 42 percent approve of Biden, down from 49 percent in July.

Biden’s approval has also tanked on the immigration issue. Thirty-five percent approve of Biden’s immigration management, eight points lower than April, “when it was already one of Biden’s worst issues,” the poll explains. “Immigration is a relative low point for Biden within his own party with 60% of Democrats saying they approve, along with 6% of Republicans.”

Migrants, mostly from Haiti gather on the bank of the Rio Grande on September 19, 2021, in Ciudad Acuna, Mexico, across the border from Del Rio, Texas. (John Moore/Getty Images)

Migrants, mostly from Haiti gather on the bank of the Rio Grande on September 19, 2021, in Ciudad Acuna, Mexico, across the border from Del Rio, Texas. (John Moore/Getty Images)

Biden’s poor polling numbers come as the Biden-Harris administration is trying to force through more than $4 trillion worth of spending while inflation has dramatically increased.

But the legislation has not come to fruition because the far-left Democrats are infighting with the more temperate members of the caucus, threatening Biden’s agenda heading into an election year in 2022.

A poll on Wednesday revealed Biden’s $3.5 trillion reconciliation package is “deeply unpopular” in swing districts across the country. In three House districts, where Reps. Cindy Axne (D-IA), Tom Malinowski (D-NJ), and Elaine Luria (D-VA) are incumbents, the poll found disastrous numbers for Biden’s agenda.

Axne’s district and Malinowski’s district oppose Biden’s radical agenda by 51 percent. In Luria’s district, 52 percent oppose the agenda.

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 16: Representative Tom Malinowski, (D-NJ), speaks during a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on September 16, 2020 in Washington, DC. The hearing is investigating the firing of State Department Inspector General Steve Linick. (Photo by Stefani Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images)

Representative Tom Malinowski, (D-NJ), speaks during a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on September 16, 2020, in Washington, DC. (Stefani Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images)

The Associated Press-NORC polled 1,099 adult respondents and was conducted September 23 to 27. The margin of error is 4.2 percent.

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