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Americans are losing trust in Biden: Poll

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
US president Joe Biden speaks at the NJ Transit Meadowlands Maintenance Complex during an event to promote his build back better agenda in Kearny, New Jersey on October 25, 2021. (Photo by AFP)

A recent poll has shown that Americans have lost confidence in US President Joe Biden, seeing him unable to ensure a post-pandemic economic recovery.

According to an Axios/Ipsos poll released on Tuesday, the number of respondents who felt positively about the president's ability to deliver the promised quick economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic had dropped from 52 percent to 44 percent since the last poll conducted nine months ago.

However, confidence in the Biden administration's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic had risen 12 percent since January.

Now  76 percent of Americans were confident that the Biden administration would make the vaccine widely available.

Seventy percent said they were confident in the administration being able to quickly distribute vaccines, up from 57 percent in the last poll nine months ago.

The latest Axios/Ipsos poll was conducted from Oct. 22 to 25 and included 1,038 American adults. The poll results had an error margin of +3 to -3 percent.

In related news, an analysis of polling showed that Biden’s average approval rating had declined to a new low.

Biden’s approval rating has dropped to 43 percent in a recent poll.

Separate polls by Gallup and Grinnell College had put Biden's approval rating even lower, at 42 percent and 37 percent, respectively.

Biden’s approval rating dropped significantly in August amid the US military withdrawal from Afghanistan leading to the humiliating fall of Kabul to the Taliban and the tragic death of 13 American service members in a bombing at Kabul airport.

The growing disapproval of Biden is due to what Americans see as his mishandling of the economy, as well as failure to end the COVID-19 pandemic.

The chaotic US withdrawal from Afghanistan and the critical coverage it received after the messy pullout, highlighting the loss of lives and limbs, and the heavy expenses that American taxpayers shouldered for going on with the war that lasted two decades and eventually ended in America's defeat, further damaged their trust.


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