Biden Losing Ground as More Americans See Country Divided

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Nashville, Tennessee / USA - October 22, 2020: US Election, Donald Trump, Joe Biden Presidential Debate on the Curb Event Center at Belmont University with Kristen Welker of NBC moderator

According to a new survey, Joe Biden ran last year with a message that unified the country’s political divisions. However, his presidency has only made matters worse.

Fox News reported Sunday that Americans think their country is less united with Biden than it is under him.

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That said, the same survey found that most respondents think Biden cares about “people like you.”

However, that number was 56% in Oct 2020. The network stated that the five-point shift is mainly due to a 15 percent drop among independents.

“About half of voters also say Biden has the mental soundness to serve effectively as president (49%, unchanged from 2020) and is honest and trustworthy (50%, down 2 points),” Fox News continued.

“His lowest ratings are on leadership: 45% describe as a strong leader, down from 49% last fall,” the network said, adding: “Biden’s overall job rating stands at 50 percent approve and 49 percent disapprove. Those are the lowest marks of his presidency.”

In other surveys, Biden’s approval ratings were lower.

For example, in July, the majority of Americans stated that they weren’t optimistic for the next 12 months. According to the ABC News/Ipsos poll, this percentage has increased by 20 percent since the last survey at President Joe Biden’s 100-day mark.

According to the new survey, 55% of Americans now feel pessimistic about America’s future direction. Only 45% are optimistic about its prospects.

Comparatively, in May, 36% of Americans were pessimistic about the country’s future, while 64% were optimistic.

Last month, Biden suffered another blow after the failed withdrawal from Afghanistan. This included the deaths 13 U.S. military personnel as well as more than 160 Afghani citizens.

The latest NBC News survey has Biden’s approval rating at below 50% for the first time in his short presidency less than a week after the Taliban militant group took over most of Afghanistan.

The poll found that only 49% think Biden does a good job and 48% disapprove.

“Notably, there is stronger sentiment behind disapproval, as among the 48% disapproving are largely strongly in disapproval (41%) compared to those who “somewhat disapprove” (7%). The 49% who [approve] are more closely hedged between strongly (22%) and somewhat (27%),” Newsmax reported.