Poll: Majority of voters disapprove of Biden’s job performance

A majority of Minnesota registered voters disapprove of the job that Joe Biden is doing as president, according to the results of a new poll.

Forty-seven percent of registered voters polled said they approved of Biden’s job performance, compared to 51 percent who said they disapproved. Two percent of respondents said they weren’t sure.

Seventy percent of men polled said they disapproved of how Biden is doing, while 28 percent said they approved. Biden had a 64 percent approval rating among women, compared to a 34 percent disapproval rating.

Unsurprisingly, those who voted for Biden in the 2020 election were far more likely to approve of the president’s job performance than those who cast their ballots for former President Donald Trump.

A whopping 86 percent of Biden voters said they thought he was doing a good job, while 12 percent said they thought he wasn’t. Moreover, just 8 percent of Trump voters polled said they approved of Biden’s job performance, compared to 91 percent who disapproved.

“The findings of this Star Tribune/MPR News/KARE 11/FRONTLINE Minnesota Poll are based on live interviews conducted Sept. 13 to Sept. 15 with 800 Minnesota registered voters,” the Minneapolis-based Star Tribune reported. “The poll was conducted for the Star Tribune, Minnesota Public Radio News, KARE 11 and FRONTLINE, the PBS series, by Mason-Dixon Polling and Strategy Inc.”

“Those interviewed were randomly selected from a phone-matched Minnesota voter registration list that included both land-line and cell phone numbers. Quotas were assigned to reflect voter registration by county. The interviews were conducted via land line (31%) and cellphone (69%),” the newspaper added.

“The margin of sampling error for this sample of 800 registered voters, according to standards customarily used by statisticians, is no more than ± 3.5 percentage points. This means that there is a 95 percent probability that the ‘true’ figure would fall within that range if all voters were surveyed. The margin of error is higher for any subgroup, such as a gender or age grouping.”

Thirty-seven percent of respondents identified as Democrats, compared to 31 percent who said they were Republicans and 32 percent who said they were independents or other.

The poll’s results are somewhat surprising, considering that Biden won the state of Minnesota and its 10 electoral votes in November.

The president garnered 52.6 percent of the vote in Minnesota, compared to 45.4 percent for Trump.

However Biden’s presidency has been surrounded by controversies regarding the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border and the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, among other scandals.