At this point, this is tragic.
U.S. President Joe Biden’s public approval rating fell modestly this week, a poor sign for his Democratic Party’s hopes in the Nov. 8 midterm elections, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll completed on Tuesday.
The two-day national poll found that 38% of Americans approve of Biden’s job performance.
While Biden’s approval rating hit 41% last week, it has been mostly below 40% since mid-June despite a string of Democratic legislative victories that Biden’s allies hope will help them defend their narrow congressional majorities in November.
Democrats are expected to lose control of the U.S. House of Representatives in November and possibly the Senate as well.
President Biden’s approval rating rose to 44 percent during the month of August in a new Gallup poll, the latest sign of the president recovering some ground amid a series of legislative wins and a steady decline in gasoline prices.
According to the Gallup poll out Thursday, 44 percent of U.S. adults approve of Biden’s handling of his job as president, a clear improvement after his presidential approval rating hit a record low of 38 percent in July.
President Biden’s approval rating ticked up 3 percentage points in the past week, according to a Politico-Morning Consult poll released on Wednesday, as Democrats scored a major legislative win with the passage of their climate, health care and tax reform package.
The poll showed that 42 percent of registered voters said they approve of the job Biden is doing as president. The same poll released last week showed Biden’s approval rating was at 39 percent.
President Biden’s approval rating rose to its highest level in two months in a Reuters-Ipsos poll released on Tuesday.
Biden’s approval rating rose to 40 percent, up 2 percentage points, while his disapproval rating fell to 55 percent.
The increase is partially fueled by more Democrats approving of Biden’s job performance. The poll showed Biden’s approval among Democrats rose 9 points from last month to 78 percent.
Only 12 percent of Republicans approved of Biden’s performance.
Biden’s approval rating fell 2.1 points to 42.4 over the past month, undercutting his prior low of 43 in June. The IBD/TIPP presidential job approval measure indicates that 42.4% of adults who stated an opinion approve of Biden’s job performance and 57.6% disapprove. The approval rating excludes those who were unsure or declined to state an opinion,
Including the full survey group, 39% of American adults approve how Biden is handling the presidency, and 53% disapprove. Biden’s net -14 approval rating deteriorated from July’s -9 (40% approval and 49% disapproval) and June’s -12 (37%-49%).
Biden Bounces Back
Biden’s approval stood at 39.3 percent as of Friday and his disapproval was 55.6 percent. That represents an upward trend since July 25, when the president’s approval was just 37.7 percent and his disapproval stood at 57.1 percent. It remains to be seen if his approval rating will continue to rise.
Less than 100 days before the midterm elections, the president’s job approval rating has fallen below 40 percent, and polls suggest majorities of Democrats would prefer a different nominee in 2024. Even now, coming off his best week in recent memory — with the recalcitrant Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) agreeing to a major climate, tax and health care bill and Biden announcing the killing of al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri in a drone strike — the president can’t seem to escape the intraparty skepticism.
Donald Trump’s sixth quarter approval rating was 42 percent, the same as the equal previous lowest score that Jimmy Carter had in 1978.
Biden’s sixth quarter approval rating is the first time that it has been lower than Trump’s score during the same quarter.
Former President George W. Bush had the highest sixth quarter average at 75 percent, with Gallup polls around that time showing the Republican’s approval ratings in the mid- to high 90s.
When broken down further, Biden is also seeing a joint all-time low with regards to support from Democrats. According to July’s Gallup poll, 78 percent of Democrats approve of Biden’s presidency, the lowest since he recorded the same points in December 2021.
Less than one third (30 percent) of Democrats say they strongly approve of Biden, with nearly half (45 percent) of all voters polled saying they strongly disapprove of the job he’s doing as president. Nearly the same amount of Independents (43 percent) also say they strongly disapprove of Biden, with an overwhelming 87 percent of Republicans giving the same view.
July 29 Update
The Gallup poll found that 38 percent of voters approve of Biden’s job as president, down from 41 percent last month. In comparison, the president started out his term at 57 percent in January 2021.
Broken down by party, 78 percent of Democrats, 31 percent of Independents and 5 percent of Republicans surveyed gave the president a thumbs up. The polling shows a decline in approval among Democrats of 7 percent since they were last polled in June and 5 percent among Independents.
Gallup also compared Biden’s average approval rating in the sixth quarter to that of elected presidents going back to former President Eisenhower, noting Biden had the lowest average approval rating of them all at this point in the presidency at 40 percent.
- A mere 15% of voters “strongly approve” of President Biden’s job performance, while 55% of Americans “somewhat disapprove” or “strongly disapprove.”
- There were 46% of Americans who said they want a Congress who stands up to President Biden, versus 42% who want lawmakers who cooperate with the president.
- With the midterm elections only 101 days away, Americans were asked what issues would affect their vote in November.
- The top voter issue is the economy (20%), followed by abortion (15%), inflation and the cost of living (10%), and immigration (4%).
July 18th Update
President Biden’s economic approval ratings have hit a record low for his presidency — and surpassed the lowest ratings of the previous two presidents, new polling shows.
A CNBC All-America Economic survey put Biden’s economic approval rating at 30 percent, 5 points below a previous survey in April.
That number is also 11 points below the low for former President Trump and 7 points below the lowest for former President Obama.
Conducted July 7-10, the poll surveyed 800 Americans and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.
The survey has been distributed for 15 years, but the latest results include “the worst economic outlook measures CNBC has recorded,” the report concludes.
July 14th Update
A new CNBC poll, conducted by the same polling firms that helm the NBC News poll, finds President Joe Biden’s overall approval rating sinking to 36% among all adults, while his approval rating for handling the economy has fallen to 30% — both all-time lows for the president in CNBC polling.
What’s more, Biden’s ratings are lower than the worst scores ever for Donald Trump (37% job rating, 41% economic handling) or Barack Obama (41% job rating, 37% economic handling) during the entire course of their presidencies, according to both the CNBC and NBC surveys.
July 11 Update
President Biden is facing an alarming level of doubt from inside his own party, with 64 percent of Democratic voters saying they would prefer a new standard-bearer in the 2024 presidential campaign, according to a New York Times/Siena College poll, as voters nationwide have soured on his leadership, giving him a meager 33 percent job-approval rating.
Widespread concerns about the economy and inflation have helped turn the national mood decidedly dark, both on Mr. Biden and the trajectory of the nation. More than three-quarters of registered voters see the United States moving in the wrong direction, a pervasive sense of pessimism that spans every corner of the country, every age range and racial group, cities, suburbs and rural areas, as well as both political parties.
July 9th Update
For the first time, President Joe Biden’s voter approval rating has fallen below former President Donald Trump’s worst-ever level, continuing a yearlong trend for the bumbling chief executive who can’t seem to get a break.
Rasmussen Reports’s daily tracking poll put Biden’s approval rating at 37% today. Trump’s approval rating never fell below 38% in four years of Rasmussen polling.
July 6th Update
Poll released Tuesday found that Biden’s approval rating dropped to a new low in June, with 58 percent of Americans saying they disapprove of the job he’s doing. Just over a third of Americans—36 percent—approve.
While the new figures show only a slight shift from May, they are part of a downward trend that first hit the Biden presidency last summer. The survey also marks a year since Biden has had a net positive rating. The last time more Americans approved of Biden than those who didn’t, according to Monmouth’s polling, was July 2021, when 48 percent approved and 44 percent disapproved.
July 4 Update
- 39% of Americans approve of the way Joe Biden is handling his job as president.
- 40% of Americans approve of the way Kamala Harris is handling her job as vice president.
July 1 Update
President Joe Biden’s approval rating is lower than Donald Trump’s was at the same stage of his presidency, as the Democrats are bracing for potential major losses in this year’s midterm elections.
Biden’s approval rating was 39 percent as of June 30, according to analysis by poll tracker FiveThirtyEight, while 56.2 percent of Americans disapproved of the way the president is handling his job.
Trump’s approval rating on July 1, 2018, was 41.8 percent, while 52.3 percent of Americans disapproved of him, figures from FiveThirtyEight show.
June 27 Update
During his campaign for president and in his first year in office, Joe Biden tried to be all things to all people. But trying to govern on behalf of such a broad political coalition has left his administration with something of an identity crisis.
In alarming figures for Democrats ahead of the midterms, Mr. Biden’s approval rating has reached the lowest level of his presidency, while 70 percent of Americans say that the country is on the wrong track.
June 24 Update
Biden’s approval rating has been below 50 percent since August, pollsters noted.
Seventy-three percent of Democrats surveyed in the new poll said they approve of the job Biden is doing as president, dipping 12 percentage points from August.
Biden’s approval rating among Republicans, meanwhile, is also dipping. Only 7 percent of Republican respondents currently approve of the job Biden is doing, down from the 11 percent of Republican respondents who approved earlier this month.
Additionally, 18 percent of respondents said in the latest poll that they believe the country is headed in the right direction under Biden’s presidency.
June 22 Update
Per Gallup – After a month that encompassed a mass school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, the start of the Jan. 6 committee hearings in Congress, and average gas prices hitting $5 a gallon amid rising inflation, President Joe Biden’s job approval rating didn’t change between May and June, holding at 41%.
Biden’s job approval rating has registered 41% since April and has varied by no more than one percentage point from that level all year. This stability is also reflected in his underlying approval ratings from Democrats, independents and Republicans, which are 85%, 36% and 3%, respectively, in June.
June 19 Update
President Biden’s approval rating has floundered in multiple polls amid Democratic doubts about his 2024 prospects.
Biden’s approval has sunk down to 39 percent, with 47 percent “strongly” disapproving of the president, according to a new poll from USA Today/Suffolk poll. According to the poll, only 16 percent of Americans “strongly” approve of the president.
The poll also showed a major disparity between Americans who think the country is on the right track versus the wrong track, with a whopping 71 percent thinking the U.S. is “on the wrong track.”
Forty-six percent of Democrats also believe the U.S. is not headed the right direction.
In fact, only 16 percent of Americans polled said they believe America is on the right track as a nation.
Additionally, Americans were split 40 percent to 40 percent on whether they’d vote for a Republican or Democrat to go to the halls of Congress if the elections were held today.
June 16 Update
A new study compiled by Gallup comparing widely used barometers of midterm attitudes since 1974, which has made the rounds widely in Democratic circles this week, underscores just how bad the atmosphere has become.
Biden’s approval rating stands at an average of just 41 percent in Gallup surveys, tied with former President Trump before the 2018 midterms and lower than any president except George W. Bush in 2006.
Just 18 percent of Americans approve of the job Congress is doing, the lowest figure for a midterm year and three points lower than its rating in both 2018, when Republicans lost control of Congress, and 2010, when Democrats surrendered control.
Only 16 percent of Americans are satisfied with the direction of the country, another nadir. And the gap between those who see an economy headed in a negative direction and those who see economic conditions heading the right way is 32 percentage points, on par with the depths of the great recession ahead of the 2010 midterms.
June 15 Update
U.S. President Joe Biden’s public approval rating fell to 39% in its third straight weekly decline, approaching the lowest level of his presidency, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll completed on Tuesday.
The two-day national poll found that 56% of Americans disapprove of Biden’s job performance.
Biden’s approval rating has been below 50% since August, a sign that his Democratic Party could be on track to lose control of at least one chamber of Congress in the Nov. 8 midterm election.
June 14 Update
Biden’s approval rating slid 2.4 points to 43 over the past month as his standing among Democrats continued to deteriorate. The IBD/TIPP presidential job approval measure indicates that 43% of adults surveyed approve of Biden’s job performance and 57% disapprove, excluding those who were unsure or declined to state an opinion.
Biden’s rating undercut his prior low of 44.4 in February and President Trump’s 43.5 approval rating as he exited office.
Including the full survey group, 37% of American adults approve how Biden is handling the presidency, and 49% disapprove. That was a step down from 39%-47% in May. The prior low point for Biden’s approval was 38%-48% in February.
June 11 Rating Update
Biden approval sinks to 22% among young adults, 24% among Hispanics.
22% of Americans ages 18-34 approve of Biden’s performance — the lowest rating of any age group. Just 24% of Hispanic voters and 49% of black voters said they approve of Biden’s work.
Although elected with the most votes in US history, Biden’s support cratered about seven months into office during the chaotic US pullout from Afghanistan and remained low as inflation and violent crime spiked.
In the new poll, 64% of respondents said they disapprove of Biden’s handling of the economy and 34% said inflation is the most pressing national issue. Annual inflation was above 8% in March and April, which critics blame on Biden’s policies.
June 9 Update
President Biden’s approval rating among Americans has hit an all-time low, according to a new Morning Consult poll.
The poll published on Wednesday found that 58 percent of those surveyed disapprove of Biden’s performance as president, while 39 percent of respondents approve.
That’s down from 42 percent of respondents who approved of Biden’s performance in a Morning Consult poll taken last month.
Morning Consult noted that Biden’s latest polling numbers are worse than his predecessor, former President Trump, at this time in his presidency four years ago.
This was also Biden’s lowest approval rating and highest disapproval rating since he took office in January 2021, according to Morning Consult’s polling.
Eighty percent of respondents who are registered Republicans strongly disapprove of the job Biden is doing as president, while 37 percent of respondents who are registered Democrats strongly approve of his handling of his position.
Overall, eighty percent of Democrats said they approve of the job Biden is doing as president, while four percent of Republican respondents said the same thing. Seventy percent of Republican respondents disapprove of the Biden’s job as president, compared to 14 percent of Democrats.
June 4 Update
President Biden’s approval rating among Americans has risen 6 percentage points this week, after recording his lowest approval rating in his presidency a week prior, according to a new Reuters-Ipsos opinion poll.
The new poll, published on Wednesday, found that 42 percent of respondents approve of the job Biden is doing as president. That number is up from a record low of a 36 percent approval rating from the public last week.
Fifty-two percent of respondents disapprove of the job Biden is doing as president, according to the poll.
Biden’s approval rating within the Democratic Party rose, according to the survey. Seventy-eight percent of Democratic respondents said they approve of Biden’s job as president — a 6-point increase from last week.
Twelve percent of Republican respondents also approve of the job Biden has done as president.
May 28 Update
President Joe Biden’s approval rating dipped to the lowest point of his presidency in May, a new poll shows, with deepening pessimism emerging among members of his own Democratic Party.
Only 39% of U.S. adults approve of Biden’s performance as president, according to the poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Research, dipping from already negative ratings a month earlier.
Overall, only about 2 in 10 adults say the U.S. is heading in the right direction or the economy is good, both down from about 3 in 10 a month earlier. Those drops were concentrated among Democrats, with just 33% within the president’s party saying the country is headed in the right direction, down from 49% in April.
Of particular concern for Biden ahead of the midterm elections, his approval among Democrats stands at 73%, a substantial drop since earlier in his presidency. In AP-NORC polls conducted in 2021, Biden’s approval rating among Democrats never dropped below 82%.
President Biden’s approval rating just cannot rise and now he has broken records for just how poorly he is running the country.
According to The Hill, the latest Gallup survey has found that President Biden’s approval rating sits at roughly 41 percent a year into his presidency. This makes his approval rating among the lowest any president has had since the 1950s!
Fifty-six percent of Americans polled disapprove of Biden’s job performance and leadership skills.
Gallup even went as far as pointing out that President Biden’s average approval rating is lower than than all other presidents going back to the 1950s.
Gallup’s analysts explained, “While it is possible that Biden’s job approval could increase between now and the fall elections, doing so would go against the historical pattern for second-year presidents.”
They further noted, “The prospects for significant improvement in Biden’s job approval ratings before the fall midterms seem dim not only because of the historical record for second-year presidents, but because his approval ratings have been stuck in the low 40s for eight months.”
Americans will vote in the upcoming midterm elections and things do not look good for Democrats right now.