According to a Gallup poll, the US president’s approval rating has hit a new low of 38%
Joe Biden’s approval rating has hit a new low, making him the least popular modern US president during this period in office, a new poll released Friday shows.
According to a Gallup poll, Biden’s approval rating fell below 40% for the first time, at 38%. This is three points less than the previous month and 12 points less than in July 2021, when 50% of Americans generally approved the president’s job.
Meanwhile, 59% of Americans disapprove of Biden’s work, with 45% of those polled “strongly disapproving” of his performance, compared to just 13% “strongly approving” it.
The poll also measured Biden’s average approval score relative to previous presidents, dating back to Dwight Eisenhower, in the sixth quarter of their term in office. The data shows Biden ranks lowest at 40%. His closest rivals in this regard are Presidents Trump and Carter, both with 42% currently in their presidencies.
Biden did manage to maintain a 78% approval rating among members of his own party. His poll numbers, however, have dwindled among independents, reaching an all-time low of 31%. The Democratic presidential approval among Republicans is, unsurprisingly, 5%.
Public support for Biden has been waning for some time, amid the chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan, skyrocketing gas prices, record inflation and the fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic. In addition, the GDP data released on Thursday indicate that the economy has entered a recession.
The new poll comes after White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said on Friday that Joe Biden plans to run for reelection in 2024. someone else to represent the party in 2024.
The Gallup survey was conducted between July 5 and 26, with 1,013 adults being interviewed by phone.
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