Biden Faces Decline In Favorability Ratings

President Joe Biden is facing some of the lowest poll results of his presidency so far. Amid concerns about the president’s age, inflation and the ongoing crisis in the Middle East, his personal favorability ratings reached a four-year low in a recent poll.

According to a Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) poll released this week, just 37% of the American public have a positive impression of the president. This is countered by a full 60% who have an unfavorable view of Biden.

Despite being the leader of the Democratic Party, his favorability ratings were capped among its members. Democrats reported an 80% favorability rating, including just 32% who stated that they viewed Biden very favorably.

Furthermore, Republicans and independents each see Biden in a particularly unfavorable light. Among Republicans, just 6% view Biden well. Among independents, the number was just 30%.

Biden’s poor favorability ratings also come as he is underwater in job performance polls. The RealClearPolitics polling average has just over 41% of Americans approving of the job Biden has done in the White House.

Furthermore, almost 55% of Americans disapprove of his tenure. This includes a recent CBS News poll, which placed Biden’s disapproval rating at 60%.

The president has not had a positive approval rating since the 2021 withdrawal from Afghanistan.

In addition, Biden appears to be slipping in other polls, as well. Numerous recent polls have shown former President Donald Trump leading Biden both nationally and in a number of state polls.

A recent Suffolk University/USA Today poll found that voters trust Trump over Biden on a number of issues. This included an 11% advantage on the economy, a 9% advantage on immigration and a 6% lead regarding foreign policy.

The entry of independent candidates such as Professor Cornel West and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. (RFK) could also complicate Biden’s electoral math. Each of the major independent candidates so far appears to be pulling at least some support from Biden in a three or four-way match-up.