The approval rating of U.S. President Joe Biden among Americans has dropped by six percentage points over the past month – to 43%, according to a survey by the Marist Institute sociological service with the support of NPR radio and the PBS NewsHour TV program.
Only 43% of respondents approved Biden’s activities as head of state (49% a month ago). The number of dissatisfied with the work of the president increased even more – 51% compared to 44% a month earlier.
The number of respondents who “categorically disapprove” of Biden’s activities increased by more than ten percentage points – 41% against 30% a month earlier.
The survey data reflect the respondents ‘ reaction to the events in Afghanistan, which were associated with additional research questions. In particular, the respondents were asked to name the president who, in their opinion, bears the main responsibility for the failure of US policy in this country. George W. Bush received the largest votes – 36%, Biden took second place with 21%, Barack Obama – third (15%). Donald Trump was recognized as the most uninvolved in the development of events of the last month – 12% of the votes.
The survey was conducted from August 26 to 31; 1,241 adult residents of the United States took part in it, the statistical error is 3.8 percentage points.