(CNS News) -- In a new poll, 62% of Iowans said they disapprove of Joe Biden's job performance as president. In addition, 60% disapprove of his handling of the COVID pandemic, and 69% disapprove of his handling of the Afghanistan withdrawal.
"This is a bad poll for Joe Biden, and it's playing out in everything that he touches right now,” pollster J. Ann Selzer told the Des Moines Register.
In the Sept. 12-15 telephone survey, conducted for the Des Moines Register and Medicaom by Selzer & Co., 805 Iowans over age 18 were asked, "Do you approve or disapprove of the way Joe Biden is handling his job as president?"
Only 31% said they approved while 62% said they disapproved, another 7% were "not sure."
When asked, "Do you approve or disapprove of the way Joe Biden is handling the COVID-19 pandemic," only 36% said they approved. Sixty percent said they disapproved and 4% were "not sure."
On the Afghanistan withdrawal, only 22% said they approved of the job Biden had done; 69% said they disapproved, and 8% were "not sure."
On the economy, only 32% said they approved of Biden's performance and 62% said they disapproved.
When asked about Biden's COVID vaccine mandate for workers in the private sector (businesses with more than 100 employees), 52% said they oppose it, 45% said they favor it, and 2% were not sure.
In addition, 53% of Iowans said they oppose businesses "requiring their employees to receive a COVID-19 vaccine."