Biden job disapproval rating hits 55 percent, according to new poll: Report

The drop in approval rating occurred amidst President Biden's handling of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.

August 24, 2021 5:34pm

Updated: August 24, 2021 6:01pm

President Joe Biden's job approval rating dropped to 41%, with 55% disapproval, according to a new poll by USA TODAY/Suffolk University.

Independents only rated Biden's job approval at 32%, with Democrats at 87%.

The poll was taken Thursday through Monday, with just 26% of Americans polled approving of Biden's handling the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, 39% favoring his handling of the economy, and 50% approving the president's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.

While 53% of Americans approved of Biden's withdrawal from Afghanistan, 62% disapproved of how he is handling it.

"Today, President Biden's overall approval has taken a turn for the worse due to his awful job performance rating on Afghanistan," according to Director of the Suffolk Political Research Center, David Paleologos. "His approval on immigration and the economy are also upside down. The only issue keeping him remotely in the game is his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, where he is barely at 50%," USA TODAY reported.