Biden’s Approval Ratings Among Worst for a President’s 2nd Year
Most Americans disapprove of the job President Biden is doing, with his approval rating hovering around 42% for months after recovering from a mid-30s drop over the summer.
The first years of a president’s term often represent a high level of water for their ratings. Overall, Mr. Biden has the lowest grade point average second year approval ranking of any modern president, with his number down nearly 8 percentage points since his first year in office. Only the average for President Donald J. Trump’s second year was worse.
A persistent drag on Mr Biden’s rating is the economy, with his worst numbers coming amid high inflation and gas prices. His numbers improved slightly after gas prices fell from the national average of about $5 a gallon during the summer. But his rating didn’t go up significantly because gas prices went continue to fall to 2021.
In recent weeks, the poll average has shown a small but noticeable difference. drop in Mr Biden’s approval rating amid investigations into his handling of secret file, although surveys of major polling organizations have shown little change. ONE ABC News/Washington Post poll get it later additional confidential documents found in Bidens’ Delaware home showed that 42% of Americans approved of Mr Biden’s job performance, largely unchanged since a November poll by the same organization.
The potential impact on public opinion may have been mitigated by the fact that Mr. Trump had previously been found in possession of classified documents. According to a recent study, the vast majority of adults in the US think it is a regular or occasional occurrence for former officials to leave classified documents in their homes. CBS News poll; only 14 percent said they think it rarely or never happens.
Americans also see the handling of these documents by current and past presidents very different: 27% think Mr. Biden intentionally did something illegal, compared with 48% who said it was accidental; Trump’s stance on handling classified documents is reversed.
The economy has consistently made everything else the most important issue, with 35% of Americans – including nearly half of Republicans – pointing to inflation as the most pressing issue facing the country. in one recent poll from Quinnipiac University. Only 37% of Americans approve of Biden handle the economyalmost unchanged over the past year.