President Joe Biden’s leadership hasn’t blown anyone away since taking office earlier this year. As a matter of fact, he’s taken fire from both sides of the political aisle on various issues that he’s only managed to make worse.
A bombshell new poll revealed that there are many Americans who feel Biden is not the man for the job. According to Breitbart, with the exception of two presidents, a new poll shows that Biden’s latest approval rating is the lowest of any president in modern U.S. history during this time in his presidency.
Bad news for Biden
After being touted by the media as the savior of American democracy in his defeat of former President Donald Trump, Biden hasn’t lived up to the hype as he nears his 100th day in office.
In a Washington Post-ABC News poll conducted earlier this month, Biden’s approval rating came in at 52%, scoring the lowest of any president during this time period of his presidency, with the exception of Trump and former President Gerald Ford.
It should be noted that Trump’s low numbers were likely due to the controversial nature of his stunning win over Hillary Clinton and the constant media-driven negative coverage that he endured since his presidential campaign. Ford’s elevation to the Oval Office was also not traditional, having taken over for former President Richard Nixon and not being elected by the people.
By all pundit’s predictions and the way the mainstream media continually sings his praises, Biden should be polling through the roof at this point. The fact that he’s not is extremely telling.
New WP poll: At 100 days, Biden job approval at 52 percent. Other than Trump, that’s lowest of any president at 100 days since Gerald Ford. Taking out Ford and Trump, it’s lowest of any president in modern polling era. https://t.co/DOq211pJYj pic.twitter.com/NHDoCilMTM
— Byron York (@ByronYork) April 25, 2021
When dialing in on specific numbers of the poll, the news becomes even worse for the 46th president.
For instance, of the net 52% approval rating, only 34% said that they “strongly approve” of his performance. Eighteen percent said that they only “somewhat approve” of the new president’s performance during his first 100 days in office.
Looking at the other end of the spectrum, Biden scored a net 42% disapproval rating, but when that number is broken down, 35% “strongly disapprove” of Biden’s performance while 7% “somewhat disapprove” of his work.
It’s not a stretch to speculate that Biden’s approval rating could be even lower at this point if it weren’t for the poll-backed research that shows the amount of favorable media coverage he receives compared to Trump, which undoubtedly has a profound effect on how the American public views the president.
With the border crisis becoming exponentially worse and the possibility of devastating economic problems down the road, Biden will likely be hard-pressed to boost his numbers anytime soon.