Joe Biden’s poll numbers in Iowa have plummeted in recent months, and nearly two-thirds of residents now disapprove of his job performance, according to a recent poll.
In a Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa poll released Tuesday, 62% of respondents said they disapprove of Biden’s job performance, compared to just 31% who said they approve of the job he’s doing. The poll numbers indicate the president’s approval rating among Iowans has been dropping sharply since June.
An earlier poll conducted in June found that Biden’s approval rating among Iowans was at 43%, with a slight majority of 52% saying they disapprove of his job performance. The president has not had a net positive approval rating since March, according to the Des Moines Register.
The poll surveyed 805 Iowa adults between Sept. 12-15 and had a margin of error of +/- 3.5 points.
“This is a bad poll for Joe Biden, and it’s playing out in everything that he touches right now,” pollster J. Ann Selzer told the outlet.
Biden’s poll numbers in the first-in-the-nation caucus state also indicate Iowans disapprove of both the president’s withdrawal from Afghanistan and his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The chaotic U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan culminated in a Taliban victory and has been widely criticized across the political spectrum. Among those polled, 69% said they disapprove of Biden’s handling of Afghanistan, compared to just 22% who said they approve.