The honeymoon is over for Biden as approval numbers drop, disapproval numbers spike

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Joe Biden's approval numbers have been steadily declining of late — and some pollsters see worse to come for the president.

"It's not a good sign for Joe Biden," said Republican pollster Jim McLaughlin of McLaughlin & Associates. "What we're seeing right now are approval numbers in the low 50s ... and the intensity level is only about 32% of people say they strongly approve of the job he is doing."

According to the firm's May survey, Biden's approval numbers are trending down. Perhaps more importantly, his disapproval numbers are rising sharply.

In the Real Clear Politics average, Biden's approval rating has drifted down to 52.3% as of June 22, which equals his previous low as president. Meanwhile, his current disapproval average has spiked to 43.6%, just shy of his previous high, and up from 36% at the close of his first week in the White House. (One caveat: The majority of the polls factored into his latest averages do not reflect his recent performance in Europe.)

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