President Joe Biden announced in a video posted online earlier this week that he would seek reelection, but a poll released just days later should give him pause.
Gallup’s latest poll reveals that Vice President Biden’s approval rating is the lowest of his presidency, at 37%, one point lower than his previous low of 38%.
“Biden’s job approval has been in the low 40% range for most of the past 19 months, apart from the current reading and a 38% score last July,” the polling firm said in a press release.
Fox News Digital reported that 59 percent of adults expressed disapproval, a significant majority.
Biden’s approval rating has remained in the low 40s for the past 19 months, after attaining a high of 57 percent in January 2021, when he first took office. The most recent poll reveals that his average approval rating during the ninth quarter of his presidency is 39.7 percent, which is lower than former President Donald Trump’s average rating during the same time period, which was 41.6 percent.
“When split by political party affiliation, 83% of Democrats, 31% of independents and 4% of Republicans said they approved of Biden’s job performance. Gallup noted that the 31% approval from independents ties his lowest score from the group, and is down nine percentage points from February,” the report continued.
The poll implies a correlation between President Biden’s declining job approval rating and the American public’s increasingly negative view of the economy. The survey revealed that only 16 percent of respondents rated the economy as excellent or good, 37 percent characterized it as “only fair,” and 47 percent rated it as poor, an increase from the 43 percent who gave the same rating in March.
Gallup also noted:
Only Ronald Reagan in early 1983 had a lower average for the ninth quarter among presidents elected after World War II. Reagan’s low approval ratings occurred during a time when the unemployment rate exceeded 10% following the economic recession of 1981-1982.
The approval percentages of Jimmy Carter and Donald Trump were slightly higher than those of Joe Biden and Ronald Reagan; both were just above 40%. During their ninth quarters in office, four presidents, including George H.W. Bush, Dwight Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, and George W. Bush, averaged greater than 60 percent approval.
“Just 19% say the economy is getting better, but 75% say it is getting worse,” Fox News Digital added, citing the survey’s results.
The survey was administered on the day Biden declared his candidacy for a second term in the White House. Robert F. Kennedy Jr., an environmental attorney, and Marianne Williamson, a self-help author, spiritual mentor, and 2020 presidential candidate, are Biden’s primary opponents.
However, other surveys have shown that the majority of his own party members do not want him to run again.
Two-thirds of respondents to a CNN poll conducted by SSRS during the month of March do not want Biden to run again. In addition, the survey suggests that Biden’s favorability rating may have decreased after the Democrats’ performance in the 2022 elections exceeded expectations. The Daily Wire reported that the poll was primarily conducted before the news of former President Donald Trump’s indictment, so it does not reflect any shifts in public opinion resulting from that event.
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