Joe Biden has hit a historically low approval rating in the sixth quarter of his presidency, sinking lower than any of his predecessors. According to a new poll from Gallup, Biden’s approval rating has dropped below 40 percent, which is lower than any president at this point in a presidency in history. It even exceeds the unpopularity of Presidents Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama.
Gallup found that Biden’s job approval rating began to decline between the fifth and sixth quarter of his first term while noting that President Donald Trump netted an average of 42 percent approval at the same time during his administration.
Biden’s historically negative approval numbers come on the heels of the United States entering a technical recession over the past week following two consecutive contracted quarters of GDP growth.
However, the recession likely comes as no surprise to many Americans who have been crushed beneath the weight of skyrocketing gas prices and an ongoing slew of supply chain issues.
In early July, FiveThirtyEight polling revealed that 56 percent of Americans disapproved of Biden’s administration. A separate poll conducted through Civiqs found that 29 percent of Americans approved of Biden’s job performance.
According to Gallup’s newest report, “History suggests it would be unlikely for Biden’s approval rating to improve during his seventh quarter. To date, only one elected president – George H.W. Bush – has seen meaningful improvement in his seventh quarter.”
Gallup further noted that Biden’s disapproval rating among Republicans is sitting at a strong 87 percent, while only 31 percent of Independents reportedly approve of him.
By contrast, President Donald Trump remains the most favorably viewed political figure in the country, according to a recent poll from Harvard CAPS Harris. Their survey of registered voters found that 42 percent of Americans have a “favorable” view of Trump.
Biden’s tanking approval numbers and Trump’s overall dominance in popularity among the American public will strongly influence whether or not either of them decides to run for president again in 2024.