From one July Fourth to the next, a steep slide for Biden
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Joe Biden is set to mark his second Fourth of July since taking office, and he’s finding a far different political atmosphere today than a year ago.
At this time last year, the United States had been making steady progress against the pandemic, and Biden said the country was “closer than ever to declaring our independence from a deadly virus.”
But in the past year, two variants proved the coronavirus remained a threat, and Biden’s presidency has become bogged down in other challenges, some of them outside of his control.
His approval rating has fallen 20 percentage points between his first and second Independence Days, according to polls from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.