Most Americans do not believe Joe Biden has accomplished much since becoming president of the United States, recent polling suggests.
A Washington Post-ABC News poll found that 62% of Americans surveyed think Biden has either “not [achieved] very much” or has achieved “little or nothing” during his two years in office. Only 36% of respondents said they believe he has accomplished “a great deal” or “a good amount.”
When broken down by party affiliation, the survey found that 22% of Democrats polled believe Biden has not accomplished much as president, while 66% of independents and 93% of Republicans concurred.
The poll also found that most Americans believed the president has not made progress on his signature initiatives, which included improving infrastructure (60%), creating jobs (60%), and making electric vehicles more affordable (56%).
The results of a similar survey conducted in April 2021 concluded that 34% of Americans “strongly” approved of Biden’s presidency. In the more recent poll, conducted from January 27 to February 1, that number dropped to 18%.
This survey also found that 58% of Americans disapproved of Biden’s handling of the economy and 59% disapproved of his handling of the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border.
About half of the respondents disapproved of the president’s handling of the war between Russia and Ukraine.
These findings come as President Biden prepares to deliver his State of the Union address on Tuesday night.
The poll also asked people what they thought of the Department of Justice’s investigations into both Biden and former President Donald Trump for their handling of classified documents.
Almost half (48%) of respondents said Biden acted improperly but not intentionally, while 27% believed he intentionally acted illegally. Only 16% said he did nothing wrong.
Alternatively, 45% of respondents believed Donald Trump intentionally did something illegal, while 29% said he acted wrongly but not intentionally. About 20% responded that he did not do anything wrong.
As previously reported by The Dallas Express, another recent poll from Gallup found that 21% of Americans think the government is “the most important problem facing this country today.”