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American News Apr 26, 2021 1:15 PM EST

Biden's approval rating tanks as end of first 100 days nears

President Joe Biden's approval rating has tanked as we near the end of his first 100 days leading the nation. His approval rating stands at a mere 52 percent.

Biden's approval rating tanks as end of first 100 days nears
Libby Emmons Brooklyn, NY

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President Joe Biden's approval rating has tanked as we near the end of his first 100 days leading the nation. His approval rating stands at a mere 52 percent, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll.

Of those surveyed, 35 percent said they strongly disapproved of Biden's efforts so far, while 34 percent of Americans said they strongly approve. What Americans most like in their new, elderly president, is the administration's handling of the pandemic, earning a positive percentage of 64.

What don't they like? How things are going at the US-Mexico border. The issues at the border have been building since Biden entered the White House and implemented measures that welcome all unaccompanied minors across the border, promising food, shelter, and education.

While at first refusing to call the situation a crisis, which would make five major crises that Biden is using the implement sweeping new measures across the economy and society, they've now realized there's no way out of the classification.

Washington Post reports, however, that most Americans are not in favor of the administration running roughshod over congress and Republicans, or of the president and Democrats enacting changes without consideration of the GOP.

The poll "...finds that by 2 to 1, Americans say that Biden should be willing to make 'major changes' to his proposals to win Republican support, rather than trying to enact proposals without making major changes and getting no backing from congressional Republicans," WaPo writes.

The WaPo analysis is that Biden's "approval rating is lower than any recent past presidents except Donald Trump." Approval of the president broke down along party lines, to a certain extent. "The poll also shows a record divide between the parties in views of Biden ahead of the 100-day mark, with 90 percent of Democrats approving of his performance compared with 13 percent of Republicans."

Another interesting finding is that 53 percent of Americans answered yes to questions about being "very" or "somewhat" concerned about the increase in government size under this progressive administration. Indeed, Biden's spending bills are designed to facilitate the creation of more government agencies, positions, and initiatives.

An additional survey from CivicScience showed that "87% of those surveyed in a representative sample of U.S. adults say they are at least 'somewhat concerned' about the increasing cost of household expenses..." This is a 10 percent bump up from March.

Many Americans are concerned that wages have not grown commensurate with price increases in everything from cars and gas, to construction and furniture.

Political divisions in the US may have felt like they were at an all-time high during the Trump years, but according to WaPo, "The new poll provides ample evidence that those divisions have not lessened during the early months of Biden’s presidency."

Partisan preferences are nearly as pronounced now as they were under Trump, with 78 percent of Republicans standing in disapproval of the president, while under Trump at this same point in his presidency, 72 percent of Democrats felt the same. Obama did not fare that badly during his first 100-day stretch.

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