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Oh no, Joe! Support for Biden erodes among OWN party – trouble brewing for US President


According to a new Ipsos poll, Mr Biden has seen a drop in support since April as his administration wrestles with Congress to make good on campaign promises. The poll – which ran from June 11 to 17 – found Mr Biden was still more popular than his predecessor Donald Trump.

Up to 55 percent of adults approved of Mr Biden’s performance in office and 65 percent liked his response to the coronavirus pandemic.

In comparison, at this point four years ago, only 36 percent of adults approved of the former Republican President.

However, a growing number of Americans now disapprove of Mr Biden’s leadership on the economy, gun violence and taxation.

In the damning poll, the biggest decline came from within Mr Biden’s own party especially those under the age of 40, non-white Democrats or those with a college degree.

“His coalition ranges from people in high tech sectors to suburban swing voters to more traditional Democrats.

“They all want different things from the economy.”

Elsewhere in the poll, the economy replaced healthcare and disease as a top concern, with nearly a quarter of adults who were polled, called it the most important problem.

A majority of Americans are also worried about rising living costs.

The poll found an almost even split over how much the government should do to make things better.

Around 48 percent of respondents said they approved of Mr Biden’s handling of the pandemic, which is down four points from a survey that ran in April.

The number of those who disapproved of his economic record rose four points to 43 percent.

The number of Americans who approved of Mr Biden’s stance on gun violence dropped 8 points overall and 11 points among Democrats from April to June.

The eroding support for Biden coincides with Democrats struggling to pass major parts of his agenda in Congress.

This month, the Democrats failed to generate enough support for federal voting rights legislation, and the future of a $1.2 trillion infrastructure plan is still in flux after months of negotiations with Republicans.

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