Recent polls are painting an unfavorable picture for presidential candidate Joe Biden, as public support appears to be on a downward spiral. Polls conducted by various reputable organisations such as Fox News and Rasmussen Reports have given Biden diminishing support compared to previous weeks. The most recent Fox News poll from October 25th suggests that Biden is now only ahead by 8 points, a stark contrast to the 16 point gap he enjoyed in mid-September. Rasmussen Reports conducted a poll among likely voters, which concluded that president Trump’s approval ratings have risen to 53%. This news comes as a surprise to many political analysts, who predicted a landslide victory for Biden due to the incumbent president’s mishandling of the coronavirus pandemic. Despite this, it is the president’s handling of the economy that is responsible for his recent surge in popularity. Polls now indicate that Biden’s support could be fading. Americans from all backgrounds are expressing dissatisfaction regarding the Democratic candidate’s plan for the country, with many leaning towards the incumbent president despite his perceived errors. This could create a roadblock for Joe Biden on his path to the White House. President Trump will no doubt use this information in his campaign to draw further attention away from Biden’s proposals. It remains to be seen how Joe Biden will respond to these unfavorable polls. He will have to shore up support from his core constituencies to regain the edge he held earlier this year. Only time will tell how these events will unfold leading up to election day. Until then, Joe Biden will have to find new ways to convince the American voters of his policies.