First couple Joe and Jill Biden took a bike ride during their weekend in Rehoboth on Sunday as a new poll emerged showing more than half of Americans believe the country is less united under this administration.
A Fox News poll released on Sunday shows that 54% of registered voters believe the country has become more divided since Biden took office on January 20, 2021 and 37% say the country has become “more united.”
Only 7% of 1,002 people polled think there has been no change since Donald Trump was in the White House and after Biden took power – and 3% say they don’t know.
Only 37% of registered voters believe President Joe Biden has made the country “more united”
Fox News poll shows 54% of registered voters believe the country has become ‘less united’ since Biden took office on January 20, 2021
President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden were spotted together on a bike ride in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware on Sunday morning
Biden used the word “unity” eight times in his inaugural address and vowed to bring the country together and bridge the divisions in society that Democrats say were created by Trump when he was president.
The question in the poll comes as Biden faces a slew of criticism on multiple fronts, such as his handling of the withdrawal from Afghanistan, the raging southern border crisis, and his failure to get the booster injections approved. ‘by mid-September as previously promised.
Instead of facing one of these issues head-on, the president visited his beach house in Rehoboth, Delaware, this weekend.
He was spotted on a Sunday morning bike ride with First Lady Jill Biden.
Biden will travel to New York on Monday to deliver remarks at the United Nations General Assembly meeting.
While American voters are unimpressed with Biden’s follow-up to unity, a simple majority think he cares about “people like you.” That number, however, is dropping from 56% in October 2020 to 51% now.
This change, according to the Fox survey, is mostly attributed to a 15 point drop among independent voters.
On different issues, Biden ranks highest for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic with 55% to 44% disapproval approval – a figure largely unchanged from the same poll question in August.
Onlookers stopped to watch and record the first couple as they cycled on a trail near their beach house in Rehoboth
The poll was conducted September 12-15, before a Food and Drug Administration advisory board rejected the recommendation for the Pfizer recall to the general public, thwarting Biden’s promise to have it approved by September 20.
Instead, they only recommended the booster for people 65 and older and Americans with a higher risk of contracting the disease – such as pre-existing conditions or a riskier work environment.
Biden’s most dismal numbers come from the withdrawal from Afghanistan, which left 13 U.S. military dead and hundreds of stranded Americans. The poll shows that only 36% of voters approve of the total and hasty withdrawal of US troops, while 60% disapprove.
Voters are generally divided over his management of the economy, with 50% approval and 49% disapproval.