Gallup: Only 37% of Americans View Biden as a 'Strong and Decisive Leader'

By Michael W. Chapman | January 25, 2022 | 10:48am EST
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(CNS News) -- A new poll shows that only 37% percent of American adults think President Joe Biden is a "strong and decisive leader." For contrast, Gallup also reports that President Donald Trump enjoyed an average 54% rating as a "strong and decisive leader" during his presidency, and Barack Obama enjoyed a 56% rating.

"Leadership was consistently rated as Trump's strongest quality throughout his term," said Gallup. 

In the new survey, Gallup asked, "Thinking about the following characteristics and qualities, please say whether you think each applies or doesn't apply to Joe Biden."

For likability and intelligence, Americans gave Biden 60% and 59% respectively. (Poll was conducted Jan. 3-16, 2022)

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However, only 43% said Biden "displays good judgment in a crisis," and only 38% said he "can manage the government effectively." 

As for being a "strong and decisive leaders," on 37% of Americans view Biden that way. 

That 37% is down 9 percentage points from 46% in September 2020.

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Among independents, only 30% view Biden as a "strong and decisive leader, reported Gallup, and only 38% view him as "honest and trustworthy."

"Biden's 37% rating as a strong leader, a perceived weakness, is in sharp contrast to the three men who sat in the Oval Office before him," reported Gallup. "Donald Trump (54%), Barack Obama (56%) and George W. Bush (63%) averaged much higher readings over their presidencies."

To read the survey, click here

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