For the first time in office, Biden's average approval rating falls below 50%.
President Biden's popularity rating has dropped to 49.3 percent in the FiveThirtyEight poll average, the first time Biden's approval rating has slipped below 50 percent since taking office.
The latest drop comes amid unfavorable headlines regarding the United States' withdrawal from Afghanistan and concerning levels of COVID-19 cases.
the president's dwindling approval ratings for his handling of the epidemic, which has become a bigger concern in recent weeks as the highly contagious delta strain drives up infections across the country.
18 August 2021