The American people are showing they have less faith in President Joe Biden’s ability to manage the nation’s economy compared to the former President Donald Trump, according to a new PBS NewsHour/NPR/Marist poll.
The poll, released on Thursday, March 11, revealed that 46% of U.S. adults approved how Biden is handling the economy in March 2021, while 41% disapproved and 13% were unsure.
During Trump’s last days in office, he still had a 50% approval rating among Americans in managing the world’s largest economy, according to the left-leaning pollster.
Even in the harsh times in 2020 when the economy was suffering from the CCP Virus pandemic, Trump’s approval in managing the economy bottomed at 47%, which is still better than Biden’s current rating.
Prior to the pandemic, the Trump administration had built “the greatest economy in the world” with his pro-growth policies such as cutting taxes and regulations, making the country energy-independent, and fixing trade agreements with his America First agenda.
Right after taking the office in January, Biden signed an order to revoke the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline project, which may kill thousands of American jobs. The oil prices since the start of the Biden administration has skyrocketed more than 70% as of Friday, which is seemingly contrary to his “Build back better” policies.
The NewsHour/NPR/Marist poll, conducted from March 3 to March 8, shows that 49% of American adults approve how Biden has served as president as of March, compared to 51% in February and 49% in January.
While 87% of Democrat voters approved Biden’s jobs in March, only 11% of Republicans and 43% of independents said they approved of the president.