Joe Biden Laughs Off Low Approval Ratings as He Appears on Late Night Show
"Well, not anymore. I paid attention to them [when they were] in the mid-60s, now that I’m in the mid-40s I don’t pay attention", the 79-year-old said.
"You know, they are being told Armageddon is on the way. The truth is, the economy is growing more than it has in any time in close to 60 years. The unemployment rate is down to 4.2 percent and it’s going to go lower, in my view. We do have inflation on things that in fact matter to people’s lives. [The prices are going] to come down. So, there is a lot of anxiety and my job is to be straightforward, shoot from the shoulder, let people know exactly what the truth is and lay out how I’m going to try to make life better for them", POTUS said.
A CNBC All-America Economic survey showed that 41 percent approved of his performance during his first year in office. However, the poll showed declining support for the Democrat’s policies on the economy and COVID-19.
Only 37 percent back Joe Biden’s economic agenda, compared to 56 percent who disapprove. The Democrat’s unpopular decision to introduce a vaccine mandate for federal workers has apparently increased the disapproval of his policy, with 48 percent disliking the overall plan on the coronavirus, compared to 46 percent, who approve of it.
During his appearance on the late night show, Joe Biden once again urged the public to get the inoculation as well as a booster jab, saying it "will make a gigantic difference" to the epidemiological situation in the United States. The US is one of the worst-affected nations across the world – nearly 50 million have been infected with the disease and almost 800,000 have died from it (numbers provided by Johns Hopkins University).