Joe Biden facing ‘a real risk’ as US President humiliated in two new polls | World | News

Navigating the coronavirus pandemic has been President Biden’s greatest problem since he was sworn into office practically a year in the past. While it appeared, at one level, he had overcome the worst of the disaster, the Omicron variant could show in any other case.

One new ballot has proven solely 48 p.c of Americans belief Mr Biden to navigate the nation by means of the difficulty.

In May and June, solely 34 p.c of respondents of a Fox News ballot disapproved of Mr Biden’s dealing with of the pandemic, whereas 64 p.c authorised.

However, rankings have plunged, with the latest ballot exhibiting a extra slim divide of 49 p.c of respondents disapproving of the President’s method in coping with the coronavirus and 48 p.c approving.

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Commenting on the outcomes, Clifford Young of polling company Ipsos informed Fox News on Tuesday: “He won the election on Covid, surfed the Covid wave for the first part of the year and was hurt by the Delta variant.

“The new Omicron variant is a real risk to Biden’s standing with the general public.

“Omicron could further weaken the president heading into the midterms.”

He added: “America has become more optimistic with anticipation of an end to Covid.

“And any examine on this development will negatively affect confidence general and in Biden extra particularly.”

The hurdles posed by Omicron follow pushbacks in federal courts on Mr Biden’s vaccination strategy.

His administration’s requirement for companies with more than 100 employees to enforce the vaccine, which would apply to over 80 million workers, has been held up.

Federal judges blocked two other mandates, and a third one was challenged in at least 17 lawsuits.

A second analysis, conducted from October 26 to November 8 by Harvard Youth Poll, found only 46 percent of Americans aged 18 to 29 approve of Mr Biden’s job as president – a 13 percent fall from results in spring.

Overall, despite the President’s declining approval rate, 78 percent of the 2,109 young people that were surveyed said they are still satisfied with their vote for Mr Biden in 2020.

From early next week, international travellers will have to take a PCR or antigen test up to 24 hours before their departure. The timeframe for the test has gone down from 72 hours.

The rule is to apply to all travellers, regardless of their vaccination status, nationality or country of origin.

The Biden administration is reportedly also considering imposing a seven-day quarantine for all travellers, including Americans, who arrive in the US – regardless of their test result.

Mr Biden is set to confirm the new set of rules to halt the spread of the virus on Thursday.

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