Poll: Voters Reject Joe Biden in Most Key Areas

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 25: U.S. President Joe Biden listens as U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris gives remarks at an executive order signing event for police reform in the East Room of the White House on May 25, 2022 in Washington, DC. President Biden's executive order is intends to improve …
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Voters do not approve of President Biden in almost any key area, a Harvard-Harris survey released this week found.

Biden’s overall approval rating is underwater, as 55 percent disapprove (40 percent do so strongly), compared to 40 percent who approve. The president does not fare much better on individual issues as he continues to lose support month by month. 

Just 35 percent, for example, approve of his handling of the economy, reflecting a three-point drop in the last month. As a comparison, 56 percent approved of former President Donald Trump’s handling of the economy right has he departed office in January 2021:

Stimulating Jobs
Trump January 2021: 58 percent approve
Biden May 2022: 44 percent approve (two-point drop in last month)

Fighting Terrorism
Trump January 2021: 55 percent approve
Biden May 2022: 44 percent approve (two-point drop in the last month)

U.S. President Joe Biden delivers the commencement address during the graduation and commissioning ceremony at the U.S. Naval Academy Memorial Stadium on May 27, 2022 in Annapolis, Maryland. 1,100 sailors and Marines graduated from the service academy. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Immigration
Trump January 2021: 52 percent approve
Biden May 2022: 41 percent approve (two-point drop in the last month)

Foreign Affairs
Trump January 2021: 52 percent approve
Biden May 2022: 40 percent approve (one-point drop in the last month)

Administering the Gov’t
Trump January 2021: 49 percent approve
Biden May 2022: 41 percent approve (three-point drop in the last month

The only issue Biden saw a majority approval on reacting to the coronavirus, as 52 percent approve.

Additionally, just 38 percent approve of Biden’s handling of violence and crime in the country and 33 percent approve of his handling of inflation.

They survey was taken May 18-19, 2022, among 1,963 registered voters.

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