Joe Biden’s Approval Rating Latest Minimum for Any President
Joe Biden’s approval rating fell to an all-time low in a recent Gallup poll, with only 38 percent of people happy with the president’s work.
The July poll is the first time that Biden’s approval rating in Gallup’s monthly polls has dropped below 40 percent since taking office in January 2021.
A follow-up question found that 45 percent of Americans “strongly” disapprove of Biden’s performance, compared with only 13 percent who strongly approve.
Biden’s sixth-quarter approval rating from April 20 to July 19 is 40 percent, the lowest of any president in Dwight Eisenhower’s modern history.
Biden has had a low approval rating as the country experienced record high gas prices – although they have now started to come down – and amid fears that the US is about to enter – or is already in a recession because of inflation. reached a four-decade high of 9.1 percent in June.
By comparison, Donald Trump’s sixth-quarter approval rating was 42 percent, which was similar to Jimmy Carter’s previous low score in 1978.
Biden’s sixth-quarter approval rating is the first time it has fallen below Trump’s score during the same quarter.
Former President George W. Bush’s sixth-quarter average was an all-time high of 75 percent, with Republican approval ratings showing in the mid to high 90s in Gallup polls around that time.
When further broken down, Biden is also seeing a joint all-time low in regards to support for Democrats. According to a July Gallup poll, 78 percent of Democrats approve of Biden’s presidency, the lowest since recording the same number of points in December 2021.
Less than a third (30 percent) of Democrats say they strongly approve of Biden, with nearly half (45 percent) of all voters saying they strongly support the work he’s doing as president. reject from. An almost equal amount of independents (43 percent) also say they strongly disapprove of Biden, with 87 percent of Republicans holding a similar view.
Biden’s steadily falling approval rating has begun to raise concerns for his own party regarding the upcoming midterms as well as the 2024 election.
Several other surveys have also found that the majority of voters do not want the 79-year-old to run again in the next election, most recently new York TimesThe Siena College poll showed that 64 percent of Democratic voters said they would prefer a new candidate over Biden.
According to FiveThirtyEight, Biden’s national average approval rating currently stands at 39.7 percent, an improvement from his all-time low of 37.5 percent recorded on July 21, but from a low he had achieved during the first several months of his presidency. Been enjoying until the mid 50s. ,
The Gallup poll of 1,013 adults was conducted between July 5 and July 26. The margin of error is plus or minus 4 percentage points at the 95 percent confidence level.