OREANDA-NEWS.  The number of Americans who approve of President Joe Biden's actions continues to fall to 38%, The Hill reports, citing a joint USA Today and Suffolk University poll. Biden's approval rating has been declining for several weeks in a row, with previous polls hovering around 40%, a Harvard CAPS-Harris Poll conducted in late October showed the president's approval rating dropping to 43%, down from 48% in September.

According to the latest USA Today - Suffolk University poll, 46% of Americans believe Biden is doing worse than expected as president. This included 16% who supported him in the election. Meanwhile, 64% of respondents, including 28% of Democrats, believe Biden should not fight for re-election in 2024.

Former President Donald Trump has a slightly lower anti-rating, with 58% (including 24% of Republicans) not wanting him as a candidate in the election.

The poll comes after a landmark defeat for Biden's partymates in the Virginia gubernatorial election - the first time a Republican has won there since 2009. Businessman Glenn Youngkin, 54, narrowly beat Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe, who served as the state's governor from 2014 to 2018.

The poll came before the US House of Representatives approved Biden's proposed over $1 trillion infrastructure plan on 6 November. The initiative was approved by the US Senate in August, with the president now having to approve the plan.

Earlier, Jake Sullivan, Assistant to the US President for National Security, said that Biden had abandoned the "America first" principle proclaimed by his predecessor Donald Trump. Nevertheless, Biden insisted on America's leadership role in the world. He said the new US presidential administration would challenge its adversaries and would not reject allies. "America is back - it is ready to lead the world, not distance itself from it,"- he said.