New Poll: Biden Holds Historically Low Approval Rating

President Joe Biden received bad news this week as his approval rating fell to a historic low, according to several recent polls. He also trails former President Donald Trump in a potential 2024 matchup.

A recent ABC News/Washington Post poll spelled out a number of bad news items for the president. To begin, the president holds just a 36% approval rating, six points lower than three months ago. 

Furthermore, a full 56% of the American people disapprove of Biden’s job performance. 

As CNN recently pointed out, the president’s first term polling low puts him in a similar position as former presidents Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford, who both lost their bids for a second term. 

Furthermore, the president’s poor poll showing is also the lowest for a first-term president in the firm’s history. 

The low approval rating may be the brightest spot for Biden in the poll. 

More than two-thirds of the public believes that Biden, 80, is too old to serve another term in the White House. By comparison, Trump, 76, was rated as too old by just 44% of those polled. 

Within those wider numbers, 62% of voters above the age of 65 said that the president was too old for another term. Just 40% said the same regarding Trump. 

Among those aged 18-29, 75% rate the current president as too old to serve.

Furthermore, the current president trails his predecessor over the question of handling the nation’s economy. Trump’s economic record beat Biden’s by a wide 54-36% margin. 

The former president also opened up a significant lead in a potential 2024 matchup. Voters chose Trump by a margin of 44% to 38%. 

Among those who could not make up their mind, the pollsters asked which candidate they leaned toward. Trump led that category by a wider margin, 49-42%.

Just 32% of Americans rated Biden as having the “mental sharpness it takes to serve effectively as president,” as compared to 54% for Trump. 

Furthermore, when asked about being in “good enough physical health to serve effectively as president, Trump led with 64%, compared to Biden’s 33%.