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BN Poll: Few show support for Biden in Columbia County

by Rhett Gentry | June 3, 2021 at 8:22 a.m.
In this April 15, 2021, file photo, President Joe Biden speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Much like the general election results in Columbia County, few people showed approval of President Joe Biden in a poll from the Banner-News regarding local residents’ satisfaction with his job so far.

Within 24 hours, 17 unique users responded to the poll. Those participants overwhelmingly disapproved of Biden’s tenure at the White House, giving the Commander-in-Chief a 35.3% approval rating.

Only 2,781 votes were cast for Biden during the November 2020 election, making up just 33.7% of the total votes cast in the presidential race in Columbia County. In contrast, former President Donald Trump received 5,469 votes in Columbia County and ultimately won the State of Arkansas by obtaining around 65% of the total ballots cast in the election.

A third of poll respondents said they approved of Biden’s response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the economy and race relations, while even fewer — 26.7% — approved of his handling of health care, foreign policy and immigration.

Two-thirds of poll respondents said they would not vote for Biden if he ran for a second term. Biden, the oldest person to assume the office, at age 78, will be 82 at the end of his first term and 86 at the end of his second term, if reelected.

Similar support was shown for the President’s cabinet members, with 26.7% of respondents stating that they would vote for a member of Biden’s Cabinet for President; 60% stating they would vote against; and 13.3% stating that they were unsure who they would vote for at this time.

While the majority of respondents said they disapproved of the current president, there was no consensus on whether Biden makes efforts on working with politicians on the other side of the aisle; 46.7% of poll respondents said they considered Biden to be extremely partisan; 6.7% considering Biden to be somewhat partisan; 26.7% of poll participants considered Biden to be somewhat bipartisan; and 20% considered the president to be extremely bipartisan.

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