Less than half of Americans believe President Joe Biden is mentally stable enough to serve as president, according to a Fox News poll released Monday.
Confidence in Biden’s mental fitness has continuously dropped since July, when only 39% of Americans said he was mentally unfit. Just 49% of respondents to Monday’s poll were confident that Biden is mentally fit enough to serve as president, while 48% believe he is not.
Fox said the poll, conducted Sept. 12 – 15, has a 3% margin of error. Democratic respondents to the poll also outnumbered Republican respondents 44% to 39%.
America’s apparent falling confidence in Biden has also manifested in his approval rating, which has continued to fall since June. A Reuters/Ispos poll put the president at just 44% approval on Thursday, a steep drop from the 54% approval he enjoyed when he entered office.
Swaths of Americans are turning sour on Biden’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the poll, with his disapproval rating sitting at 50%. Biden’s current polling is among the lowest for any sitting president at this time in office, excepting former President Donald Trump, who sat at 38% approval his first year. (RELATED: ‘It’s A Nightmare Number For The White House’: Politico Reporter Breaks Down Biden’s Falling Approval Ratings)
Biden’s troubles began with Americans’ lack of confidence in his immigration policies, and while he came into office with a high approval rating for his COVID-19 policies, just 48% approve of those policies now.
Biden also took a hit thanks to his handling of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan. While the vast majority of Americans supported ending the 20-year-long war, polling indicates they did not approve of how Biden executed the withdrawal.