“How Unpopular Is Joe Biden?” Staggeringly Unpopular By The Numbers

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A recent headline from FiveThirtyEight asks: “How unpopular is Joe Biden?” The numbers show him with staggeringly low popularity, well below any President since tracking began in 1945.

The polling group, in a simplistic explanation, uses weighted averages from every national presidential poll to arrive at their numbers.

President Biden started his administration with a 53.9 percent approval rating and a 35.1 percent disapproval rating, according to the outfit.

Now, the numbers are nearly reversed.

Biden has a 39.8 percent approval compared to 54.3 percent disapproval.

When viewing every other President prior to him on day 517 of their administration, Biden is the only one to come in under 40 percent.

He ranks below Ronald Reagan (45%), Gerald Ford (44.3%), Harry Truman (43.1%), Jimmy Carter (42.1%), and yes, even Donald Trump (42.6%).

Biden More Unpopular Than Jimmy Carter

These numbers suggest President Biden is poised to be viewed in history as even more unpopular than former President Jimmy Carter, who is often viewed as one of the worst presidents in our nation’s history, ranking consistently at the bottom of surveys alongside James Buchanan and Andrew Johnson.

Former Representative Tulsi Gabbard, a Democrat, actually made this very argument recently.

“Biden will be remembered as being worse than Jimmy Carter,” she said in a recent television appearance.

She mentioned how gas prices and inflation were a crisis under the Carter administration just as they are under Biden, “but they’re ignoring the fact that Carter’s policies didn’t fast-track us into a new Cold War or push us into a place where we’re closer to a nuclear war now than since the Cuban missile crisis.”

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