According to one prominent pollster, Joe Biden’s approval ratings have sunk to the lowest level of any other president on record during his first six quarters in office.
In a new Gallup poll of 1,000 adults conducted between July 5 and 26, Biden’s approval rating fell to 38%. That is the lowest approval rating of his presidency thus far in Gallup’s polling. The company also stated that Biden’s first year and a half in office had seen the lowest average approval rating of any other president in the poll’s 74-year history.
Biden’s approval rating dropped to a new, all-time low of 38% in the latest poll from Gallup. His current level of disapproval is 59%, which is an all-time record. Furthermore, Biden received significantly more negative than positive reactions: 45 percent of respondents strongly disapproved of him as president, compared to just 14 percent who moderately disapproved. Biden got 13% support among those that strongly approved of him, while 25% liked him moderately.
Biden’s approval ratings were the lowest of his presidency among independents, and even among his own party. Biden’s approval ratings among independents were 31%, a new low, while 63% responded negatively. Biden had an approval rating of 78% among Democrats, and 19% opposed him; however, that was a new low for the Democrat Party. Biden received just 5% approval from Republicans and 95 percent disapproval from them.
According to Gallup, “No other president elected to his first term has had a lower sixth-quarter average than Biden,” despite the fact that the ratings of Jimmy Carter and Donald Trump were only slightly better, with 42 percent. Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, and Ronald Reagan all had approval ratings below the majority mark.
George W. Bush’s sixth-quarter approval rating of 75 percent was the greatest on record, followed by John F. Kennedy’s 71 percent; Eisenhower and George H.W. Bush both had 65%; Richard Nixon was the only other President that had a net-positive approval rating through the first 18 months of his term, with a 58 percent sixth-quarter approval rating.
According to history, Biden’s approval rating will not rebound in the seventh quarter of his term, which lasts from July 20 through October 19.