Biden Job Approval 38% -- Disapproval 59%

Michael W. Chapman | August 25, 2022 | 2:05pm EDT
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Democratic President Joe Biden.  (Getty Images)
Democratic President Joe Biden. (Getty Images)

(CNS -- According to Gallup, President Joe Biden's job approval is at a low 38%, and the same survey shows that 59% of American adults disapprove of his job performance. Biden, 79, is in his second year as president. 

"President Joe Biden's job approval rating has fallen below 40% for the first time and now sits at a personal low of 38%," reported Gallup.

In the survey of 1,013 U.S. adults, Gallup asked, "Do you approve or disapprove of the way Joe Biden is handling his job as president?" 

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While 38% said they approve, another 59% of Americans said they disapprove of Biden's job performance, which is the highest disapproval rate for him to date, said the survey firm. 

"A follow-up question finds 45% of Americans strongly disapproving of Biden's performance, compared with 13% who strongly approve," added Gallup. 

Biden's job approval on average is even lower than that of President Donald Trump at the same corresponding time when he was in office. 

"No president elected to his first term has had a lower sixth-quarter average than Biden, although Jimmy Carter's and Donald Trump's ratings were only slightly better, at 42%," reported Gallup.  "Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and Ronald Reagan also averaged below majority approval."


During their sixth quarter as president, for instance, the average approval rating of President Nixon was 58%, President Reagan 44%, President George W. Bush 75%, and President Obama 47%.

On the political side, Gallup also asked, "Do you approve or disapprove of the way Joe Biden is handling his job as president?"

In response, 78% of Democrats said they "approve," but only 31% of independents said the same and only 5% of Republicans said they approve of Biden's job performance. 

"While Biden retains the support of the vast majority of Democrats, his 78% approval rating among his fellow partisans ties as the lowest for him to date, having previously descended to that level in December," said the polling firm. 

"The 31% of independents approving of Biden is a new low for him, while Republican approval continues to be scarce," added Gallup. 

In conclusion, the company said, "Biden has faced a number of challenges as president, and Americans have generally graded his work poorly for the past year, with his average approval rating as president now at 46%. Currently, his public support is the lowest it has been to date.

"Democrats were already facing a tough environment in this fall's midterms as they seek to retain their narrow majorities in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate. Biden's now weaker approval makes their odds of doing so even steeper."

To read the entire survey, click here. 

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