The level of support for US President Joe Biden has fallen to its lowest level of 40%, as a significant majority of the population disapproves of his actions in the field of foreign policy, in particular, his approach to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. This follows from the results of a sociological poll.
According to calculations, 57% of respondents disapprove of Biden’s work as an American leader, which is a record high figure since the beginning of his presidency. Only 34% of respondents support the measures taken by the head of state in connection with the aggravation of the situation in the Middle East. At the same time, among his fellow Democrats, only 51% approve of his policy in this matter, which is to provide assistance to Israel.
About 70% of Democrats in the age group from 18 to 34 years do not support Biden’s actions in the Middle East conflict. According to the poll, the politician, who will seek re-election to the nation’s highest office next November, is trailing in popularity behind his predecessor Donald Trump, who is the favorite in the race for the US Republican presidential nomination.
“The level of Joe Biden’s presidency is at an unusually low point, and a lot of that has to do with how Americans, especially in the Biden coalition, view his foreign policy actions,” NBC quoted Democratic Party-supporting pollster Jeff Horwitt as saying. According to him, the current situation is “staggering in view of the impact on Biden” this conflict. At the same time, the expert warned that the rating of the head of state is likely to rise.
The situation in the Middle East sharply escalated after the infiltration of militants of the Palestinian movement Hamas from the Gaza Strip into the territory of Israel on October 7. Radicals called the attack a response to the Israeli authorities’ actions against the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. Israel announced a complete blockade of Gaza and began launching retaliatory strikes against it and parts of Lebanon and Syria. Clashes are also taking place in the West Bank.