BY BECKY NOBLE
SEPTEMBER 28, 2021 AT 4:35PM
As President Joe Biden’s approval rating continues to tumble, a new poll shows what could be his his worst trouble yet.
A new Axios/Ipsos poll released on Tuesday shows that a majority of Americans don’t trust Biden and his administration to combat COVID-19.
Of those surveyed, 53% said they “didn’t have very much trust” or “no trust at all” that Biden would offer accurate information regarding the pandemic. 45% said they trust Biden, “a great deal” or a “fair amount.”
As expected, the poll numbers also break down according to party. Of those polled, 81% of Democrats trust Biden, just 11% of Republicans, and 42% of Independents.
Overall, the trend is down. In January, 58% trusted Biden on COVID.
Perhaps truer words have never been said. Those words came from Chris Jennings, former White House health policy advisor who also served on the Biden health care unity task force just days after the 2020 election.
Speaking about how Biden would handle the pandemic, he said, “There will be a much more collaborative relationship with state and local governments. He will empower the agencies, not undermine and discredit them — but he will also hold them accountable for results.”
In the fall of 2020, then-candidate Joe Biden stumped at a drive-in rally in Iowa, and stated, “Unlike Donald Trump, we won’t surrender to this virus. I’m going to put in place a plan to deal with this pandemic.”
He added, “I’m not going to shut down the economy,” Biden said Friday. “I’m going to shut down the virus.”
Since Joe Biden has been president, COVID cases have been on the rise in the U.S. And while more Americans are being vaccinated, more breakthrough cases emerge, and the need for booster shots have been recommended.
Could it be that the American people are beginning to have buyer’s remorse? A report from The Daily Caller shows that the numbers may bear that out. A Gallup poll from last week says that Biden’s approval rating has tanked, reaching just 43%.
His biggest loss is with Independents. The President has fallen with this group from 61% in January to 37%.
A report from Fox News seems to put it best: Joe Biden is “drowning” in crises.