China News Service, Jan. 21 (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden's approval ratings fell this week, according to the latest Reuters and Ipsos polls that show Americans are tired of the new crown epidemic and its economic toll. The lowest in his tenure, about 43%.

On January 4, local time, residents were tested at a new coronavirus testing station on 14th Street in Manhattan, New York, the United States.

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  The national poll, which was conducted Jan. 19-20, showed that 43 percent of U.S. adults approve of Biden's performance in office, 52 percent disapprove, and the rest say uncertain.

Polls the previous week showed Biden with 45 percent approval and 50 percent disapproval.

  In the first few months of Biden's presidency, his approval rate once exceeded 50%, but due to the surge in the number of deaths from the new crown in the United States, the chaotic withdrawal of troops in Afghanistan, etc., Biden's approval rate began to decline from mid-August 2021.

  The latest survey also shows that Americans' top concerns are public health and the economy.

According to statistics from Johns Hopkins University in the United States, there have been more than 68 million confirmed cases of the new crown in the United States and more than 850,000 deaths.

At the same time, the prices of food, housing, and energy in the United States have risen at different rates. In December last year, the inflation level hit the highest level in nearly 40 years.

  Reuters pointed out that the continued decline in Biden's approval rating has sounded alarm bells for Democrats, who are worried that dissatisfaction may cause him to lose his congressional majority in the November 8 midterm elections.

If Republicans control the U.S. House or Senate, Biden's legislative agenda will struggle to succeed.