A recent average of polls showed that President Joe Biden is the most unpopular president entering into his fourth year in recent history. The news comes amid a number of polls showing Biden trailing former President Donald Trump in a potential 2024 rematch.
According to FiveThirtyEight polling, the president is now more than 17% undewater among voters. While just over 38% of voters approve of Biden’s tenure in office, almost 56% disapprove.
The results show that Biden is significantly less popular than his recent predecessors. His average was more than 5% worse than Trump at the same time during the former president’s administration.
While there are a number of reasons that Biden’s disapproval rating has reached so high, it has increased in recent months. The president has not seen a positive approval rating since the withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2021.
Furthermore, Republicans and many voters do not believe that Biden’s policies regarding the border, the economy and inflation have been effective.
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The poor polling among the general public also comes as Biden has lost significant support among specific demographics, including Black, Latino and female voters. Furthermore, he even bleeds some of his 2020 supporters to Trump.
One poll released this month showed that Biden’s approval among Black voters is now 63%, well below the 92% share he reportedly won in 2020.
Furthermore, his approval among Latino voters has dropped from 59% in 2020 to 34% today. Biden also has lost considerable support among young people, including now trailing Trump by 4% among voters under 35.
Even worse fo the president are signs that if a third-party candidate is included in polling, such as activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Biden loses even more support. While Trump leads in most nationwide head-to-head matchups against Biden, his lead expands considerably when other candidates are included in the questions.
With a third-party candidate included, 20% of Black and Latino voters and 21% of young voters indicated that they would support an option other than Biden and Trump.