BELLEVUE, WA – A new survey by The Economist and YouGov shows only 29 percent of Americans approve of Joe Biden’s performance on guns, and the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms says a detailed examination of polling data shows the president is in big trouble on the issue.

According to polling data, 81 percent of survey respondents say guns are an important issue. Not surprisingly, only five percent of Republicans and 24 percent of Independents approve of Biden’s gun policies, while 88 percent of Republicans, 52 percent of Independents and 26 percent of Democrats disapprove of his performance, and a whopping 90 percent of people who plan to vote for Donald Trump disapprove of Biden’s gun policies, the survey revealed.

In addition, 59 percent of men and 50 percent of women disapprove of his performance on guns, and he fails in three of four age categories, 30-44 (57%), 45-64 (57%) and 65+ (60%). Liberals like his policies (55%) but moderates (34%) and conservatives (8%), not so much. Indeed, 83 percent of conservatives and 47 percent of moderates disapprove of the way Biden is handling the gun issue, according to the survey.

“These are eye-opening numbers which squarely put Joe Biden standing in the corner wearing a dunce cap when it comes to guns,” said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. “It should be noted this survey was done before White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre blamed the murder of New York police officer Jonathan Diller on so-called ‘gun violence’ instead of admitting that Democratic Party policies that allowed a repeat offender, with 21 prior arrests, to be on the street might have something to do with the tragedy.

“What’s worse for Biden,” Gottlieb continued, “is that he got lower numbers on only one other subject, immigration. It seems obvious that the president is horribly out of touch with the public on two critical issues. The survey underscores Joe Biden’s total disregard for constitutional rights and border security, and it also reflects how Democrats (56%) are far more likely to approve of his restrictive gun policies than Republicans and Independents.

“Joe Biden’s obsession with restricting or banning popular firearms has him at odds with a majority (54%) of Americans,” Gottlieb observed. “Gun rights versus gun control will likely be a major reason why people head for the polls in November.”