Biden’s approval rating hits an all-time low: poll
President Biden’s approval rating has fallen to an all-time low as he begins his re-election campaign in 2024, a new poll shows.
The Gallup poll released Thursday found that just 37% of US adults approve of the 80-year-old president’s job performance, the lowest the polling agency has measured since he began his presidency.
Gallup found that 59% of adults said they disapproved of the work Biden has done as commander in chief.
The survey was conducted between April 3rd and 25th. It was completed on the day Biden announced he would seek a second term.
Biden’s approval rating has been measured in the low 40% range for most of the past 19 months, according to the polling firm, and the last time it was this low was in July 2022, when 38% said they disapproved of his job performance.
Its latest approval rating marks a three-point drop from March and a five-point drop from February.
During the recently concluded ninth quarter of Biden’s presidency – from January 20 to April 19 – his average approval for the work was measured by Gallup at 39.7%, the lowest quarterly average of his first term and lower than the former president’s approval Donald Trump’s 41.6% rating average in the same quarter.
Biden’s 31 percent approval from independents matches his lowest rating from this cohort, down 9 points from February.
Gallup noted that Biden’s jump in job admissions coincides with Americans’ increasingly pessimistic views on the economy.
The survey found that just 16% of respondents rate the economy as excellent or good, while 47% say it is poor – versus 43% who said the same in March – and 75% say it is deteriorating.
Biden formally announced his re-election bid on Tuesday, asking voters to give him and Vice President Kamala Harris an additional four years to help him “finish the job.”
The country’s oldest president in history made the decision to seek a second term, despite polls showing that the majority of Americans and most Democrats do not want him to run again in 2024.
Biden would be 86 at the end of a second term in the White House.