Joe Biden’s Approval Rating Drops to New Low. American’s Don’t Think He’s Competent

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Aug 24, 2021   |   12:31PM   |   Washington, DC

Joe Biden’s approval rating among American voters continues to drop like a rock. American’s no longer think he is competent, especially in the face of the Afghanistan debacle, and now just 41% of Americans approve of the job the abortion activist is doing in the White House.

According to USA Today and its new survey, “Biden’s overall job-approval rating now stands at 41% approve versus 55% who disapprove – a big drop in the closely watched barometer of political health.”

While he has held the backing of 87% of Democrats, only 32% of independents now say he’s doing a good job.

The poll was taken Thursday through Monday, when the nation’s headlines were dominated by scenes of desperate families trying to evacuate from the Kabul airport and a surge of COVID-19 cases across the United States.

“Today, President Biden’s overall approval has taken a turn for the worse due to his awful job performance rating on Afghanistan,” said David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk Political Research Center. “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%.”

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The new poll is a slip from a recent one Rasmussen conducted. The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday of last week showed that 45% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Biden’s job performance. Fifty-four percent (54%) disapprove.

Biden’s approval rating is also dropping because of his abortion advocacy.

Earlier this month, Joe Biden’s administration dropped a lawsuit that President Donald Trump had filed on behalf of a pro-life nurse who was forced to participate in an abortion. Members are Congress are irate that Biden abandoned the pro-life nurse and have authored a joint letter condemning him.

Though Biden professes to be a devout Catholic, he openly defies church teachings about the sanctity of human life. After just 100 days in office, he already surpassed President Barack Obama as the most pro-abortion president in U.S. history.

Recently, his administration stopped enforcing safety regulations that protect mothers and unborn babies from dangerous abortion drugs. Now abortion drugs are being sold by mail without a woman ever having to see a doctor in person.

Biden’s 2021 budget plan also would expand abortions by eliminating the Hyde Amendment for the first time in more than 40 years. Without the amendment, Americans would be forced to directly fund the killing of unborn babies in abortions through Medicaid and other federal programs. The amendment is credited with saving about 2.4 million unborn babies from abortion.

Earlier this year, Biden signed an executive order forcing Americans to fund the International Planned Parenthood abortion business and sending taxpayer funds to promote its global abortion agenda Biden’s executive order reverses a pro-life rule President Donald Trump put in place to defund International Planned Parenthood, which kills babies in abortions around the world and lobbies to legalize abortions in pro-life countries.

That Biden can’t get over 50% is not surprising given that a majority of Americans are pro-life and don’t want their tax dollars used to fund abortions.

A new Marist Poll released in January found most Americans oppose taxpayer funding of abortions.

Some 77% of those polled either “oppose” or “strongly oppose” using tax dollars to support international abortion – this is up from 75% who answered similarly each of the past two years. (Democrat – 55%, Republican – 95%, Independent – 85%). A majority of Americans (58%) oppose using taxpayer money to fund abortions within the United States. (Democrat – 31%, Republican – 83%, Independent -65%)

Only 19% of Americans either “support” or “strongly support” funding abortions outside the US, while another 4% are unsure. Even among those who identify themselves as “pro-choice” in the current poll, over six in 10 (64%) say they are opposed to using tax dollars to support abortion in other countries.

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In January 2017, President Donald Trump signed an executive order to defund the International Planned Parenthood abortion business. Later that year he expanded the order to ensure more taxpayer funds for international efforts were covered under it. As a result, the huge global abortion business lost over $107 million in taxpayer funds according to government estimates.

When pro-abortion former President Barack Obama took office, Obama overturned the Mexico City Policy that prevented funding of groups that promote or perform abortions overseas. The Mexico City Policy  prevented taxpayer dollars from flowing to the abortion businesses International Planned Parenthood and Marie Stopes International for their foreign efforts.

The pro-life policy had been in place during the entirety of the Bush administration and Obama rescinded it on his first week in office. Named for a 1984 population conference where President Reagan initially announced it, the Mexico City Policy made it so family planning funds could only go to groups that would agree to not do abortions or lobby foreign nations to overturn their pro-life laws.

Trump restored the Mexico City Policy by executive order to stop taxpayer funding of groups that perform and promote abortions overseas but it does not stop non-abortion international assistance. The order, called the Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance, ensured U.S. foreign aid will continue to go to health care and humanitarian relief in the millions of dollars. It just will not subsidize abortion overseas. Planned Parenthood could have chosen to comply with the pro-life rule to receive taxpayer funds by ending its abortion business globally and not performing or promoting abortions, but it refused.

Leading pro-life groups have already slammed Biden, saying he is betraying his supposedly devout Catholic faith.

President Trump’s pro-life order defunded the International Planned Parenthood Federation of about $100 million and the British abortion chain Marie Stopes International (now MSI Reproductive Choices) of about $73 million in U.S. tax dollars.