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Gallup’s end of year survey finds Biden’s approval rating at 39%

by | Dec 26, 2023

By Dave Andrusko

Gallup has taken its last measure of pro-abortion President Joe Biden job approval rating for 2023 and the headline tells it all: “Biden Ends 2023 with 39% Job Approval”. That means the president’s standing is “under water” by 20 points: 39% approving, 59% not approving.

It is not the worse survey results but close. The only more dreadful numbers come from CNBC which has President Biden at the same disapproval percentage—59%–but only 35% approval, meaning his numbers are 24% under water.

Gallup’s Megan Brenan writes

Looking at the approval ratings of the past seven presidents at the same point in their first term in office, Biden’s current 39% is the lowest. Barack Obama (43%) and Donald Trump (45%) had slightly higher ratings heading into the year they sought reelection, while all of the others were above 50%.

The all-important category is, as usual, the economy. The numbers are beyond bleak:

This month, about four in five U.S. adults rate current economic conditions in the country as only fair (33%) or poor (45%), with few describing conditions as excellent (3%) or good (19%). Furthermore, 68% of Americans say the economy is getting worse, 28% say it is improving, and 4% think it is staying the same.

The bottom line?

Biden enters 2024 with a persistently low job approval rating, the worst of any modern-day president heading into a tough reelection campaign. While the economy has shown signs of improvement and Americans are a bit more optimistic about it, it remains a pressing concern.

One other survey offers some additional insights: Monmouth University’s. Its headline is “President’s Rating Hits Record Low”.

Public opinion of Biden’s overall job performance currently stands at 34% approve and 61% disapprove – his lowest rating in Monmouth’s polling since he took office. Since September, his approval number has dropped 4 points and his disapproval number has increased by 6 points.

They also asked an intriguing question the answer to which is particularly ominous for President Biden:

Only 3 in 10 Americans say the incumbent is giving enough attention to the issues most important to them, which is worse than for his predecessor.

The entire report is very interesting. If you have time, do read it. But as an all-purpose put-down of the President tenure, it’d be hard to surpass this:

A majority of Americans disapprove of the way Biden has handled five different policy areas, results that are between one and six points worse than the last time Monmouth asked these questions.

More tomorrow.

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