Joe Biden Gun Pose

If you thought Americans strongly disapproved of the way President Joe Biden’s economy is working out, you ought to see what people think of the way he has handled the gun issue.

According to a recent survey by The Economist and YouGov, a full 52% of Americans disapprove of how Biden is handling economic issues. Breaking it down, 91% of Republicans, 55% of Independents and even 11% percent of Democrats aren’t too fond of the strangling consequences of “Bidenomics.” And by age, a majority of Americans over 30 disapprove of Biden’s economic performance.

But believe it or not, even more Americans disapprove of the job Biden has done concerning firearms, which 81% of respondents said was an important issue. In total, 54% of Americans disapprove of how the president is handling the gun issue, compared to 28% who approved. That includes a whopping 88% of Republicans and 52% of Independents who gave the president low marks. Disapproval was also very high by race and age: whites, 61% disapproved; Blacks, 35%, Hispanics, 46%; age 18-29, 43%; 30-44, 57%; 45-64, 57%; and 65-plus, 60%.

A similar question about Biden’s performance on issues concerning crime showed similarly low approval. In all, 52% of respondents disapproved of the job the president has done on the issue, compared to 32% who voiced their approval. By party, Republicans had the highest disapproval rating at 90%. Some 17% of Democrat disapproved, as did the majority of Independents (52%)

By race, 58% of whites disapproved with Biden’s work on crime, compared to 46% of Hispanics and 31% of Blacks. By age, 18-29 showed a 41% disapproval, 30-44, 53%; 45-64, 54%; and 65-plus, 58%.

Crime and guns aside, the poll found the president’s overall approval rating to be dismally low with only a handful of months to go before the November election. According to the results, 54 percent of Americans have an unfavorable opinion of Biden, compared to only 40 percent who have a favorable opinion of him. By party, 94% of Republicans, 61 and 18% of Democrats had an unfavorable opinion of the president.

His Republican opponent, Donald Trump, seems to be about equally loved and hated by respondents in the poll. For Trump, 41% had a favorable opinion of the former president, while 56% had an unfavorable opinion.

Broken down by political party, 86% of Republicans had a favorable opinion of Trump, while 91% of Democrats had an unfavorable opinion. Independents sided more with Democrats, with 33% of Independents having an unfavorable opinion of the former president.

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