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Biden’s approval ratings on COVID, economy fall in new Survey

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According to a new poll, US President Joe Biden’s approval ratings for handling the Covid-19 pandemic and the economy have plummeted.

According to CNBC’s latest All-America Economic Survey, published on Tuesday, 48% approved of the job Biden is doing as President, up a point from the first quarter, but his disapproval numbers increased to 45% from 41%.

The biggest shift was in his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, where approval dropped 9 points to 53%.

According to the survey, Biden’s economic approval has dropped to 42%, a 4 point drop.

The President’s approval ratings have fallen in tandem with worsening views on the economy and the virus.

The poll, conducted at the end of July, found that 51% of the general public is pessimistic about the economy and its prospects, the highest level since 2015.

Only 22% were optimistic about the economy.

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While studying economics, Brendan found himself comfortably falling down the rabbit hole of restaurant work, ultimately opening a consulting business and working as a private wine buyer. On a whim, he moved to China, and in his first week following a triumphant pub quiz victory, he found himself bleeding on the floor based on his arrogance. The same man who put him there offered him a job lecturing for the University of Wales in various sister universities throughout the Middle Kingdom. While primarily lecturing in descriptive and comparative statistics, Brendan simultaneously earned an Msc in Banking and International Finance from the University of Wales-Bangor. He's presently doing something he hates, respecting French people. Well, two, his wife and her mother in the lovely town of Antigua, Guatemala.

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