UPDATED 4:50 PM PT – Friday, October 1, 2021
A new poll found Joe Biden’s approval rating with Independent voters to be substantially lower than earlier this year. The Associated Press-NORC Centers for Public Affairs research survey on Friday showed only 38 percent of Independent voters supports how Biden conducted his job, while 49 percent disapproved.
This has been a notable decline from polling back in July, which showed 62 percent of Independents approved of Biden. In addition, 64 percent of respondents believed things in the country were heading in the wrong direction.
34% say the country is headed in the right direction, down from 54% in April. pic.twitter.com/AKUgGh529P
— AP-NORC Center (@APNORC) October 1, 2021
The poll also found more respondents did not approve of how Biden handled key issues such as immigration, the economy and foreign policy. 65 percent of respondents disapproved of Biden’s handling of the Afghanistan withdrawal, while 64 percent disapproved of his handling of immigration.
The AP-NORC Center surveyed 1,099 adults.