Poll: Biden approval on coronavirus slips 2 percentage points

Support of President Biden’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic has slipped by 2 percentage points, a new Hill-HarrisX poll finds.

Sixty-six percent of registered voters in the July 8-9 survey said they approve of Biden’s handling of the crisis, down from 68 percent in a June 29-30 poll.

By contrast, 34 percent of respondents said they disapprove of Biden’s job on coronavirus.

Fifty-nine percent of voters overall approve of Biden in the White House while 41 percent said they disapprove.

The survey comes as most areas of the country experiences a new surge in COVID-19 cases with 41 states and the District of Columbia documenting an increase in average daily cases over the past two weeks.

The most recent Hill-HarrisX poll was conducted online among 938 registered voters. It has a margin of error of 3.2 percentage points.

—Gabriela Schulte

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