Biden and Trump's approval ratings among independent voters
While President Biden's approval ratings continue to drop across the board, the change in sentiment from independent voters has been most stark. At the start of his presidency, 61 per cent of independents approved Biden, slightly ahead of the overall 57 per cent approval rating. Since mid-year however, they have turned on Biden and dropped by nearly half to 34 per cent approval as of last week.
In comparison, at the start of Trump's presidency in 2017, his approval rating from independent voters was 42 per cent. In 10 months it dropped only nine points to 33 per cent.
If this trend continues, Biden's support from independents is on track to fall below Trump's by the end of next week.