Casey Harper, The Center Square
Joe Biden, the President of the United States, is starting his second year with the highest level disapproval score to date.
A new CNBC/Change Research poll found 56% of voters disapprove of Biden’s job as president, the worst disapproval numbers the president has seen since taking office.
The economy and COVID-19 are major factors in voters’ sentiments, with 60% disapproving of Biden’s job on the economy and 55% disapproving of his work on COVID-19. Biden previously had poor economic numbers, but higher approval numbers for his handling of pandemic.
A flurry vaccine mandates have led to a drop in COVID related ratings. This has been accompanied by an increase in the number of cases from omicrons in all parts of the nation. The U.S. reports one million COVID-19 cases per day.
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Polling from December showed voters do not approve of Biden’s vaccine mandates.
Convention of States Action in collaboration with Trafalgar Group released data from a poll last month showing that most Americans don’t support new vaccine mandates for omicron.
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The poll found 69.4% of Americans said “no new mandates or restrictions are required” in response to the COVID variant, while 30.6% said the opposite.
“Unlike government health officials in Washington, DC, Americans have already figured out that mandates and lockdowns are not the way we will beat the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Mark Meckler, president of Convention of States Action.
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“As we’ve seen in our polls repeatedly, the American people are tired of all this and are ready to get on with their lives. The U.S. Senate finally recognized this reality … with the bipartisan passage of the bill to block President Biden’s illegal vaccine mandate, and we’re going to see more of this as we get closer to 2022 and elected officials fight to save their jobs.”
Syndicated with permission from The Center Square.