Joe Biden is trending to become the most unfavorable president in modern American history.

According to a Gallup report, Biden is almost there.

Biden’s third-year approval ranks below every president in the Gallup polling era except Jimmy Carter.

The poll shows Biden has a 39.8% approval rating for his third full year in office.

In comparison, Carter’s was 37.4%.


A closer look:


More from Gallup:

During President Joe Biden’s third full year in office, spanning Jan. 20, 2023, to Jan. 19, 2024, an average of 39.8% of Americans approved of his job performance. Among prior presidents in the Gallup polling era who were elected to their first term, only Jimmy Carter fared worse in his third year. Carter averaged 37.4% approval in a year in which gas prices soared, inflation reached double digits and Iranian militants took U.S. citizens hostage.

Donald Trump, Barack Obama, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton and Richard Nixon also had sub-50% third-year averages. Dwight Eisenhower’s 72.1% is the highest for a third-year president.

Biden’s third-year average was lower than both his first-year (48.9%) and second-year (41.0%) averages. Though better than his third-year average, his first- and second-year ratings also ranked as the second lowest for recent presidents, ahead of only Trump in both years.

Biden registered new personal lows of 37% job approval in April, October and November 2023 surveys.

Gallup’s latest job approval rating for Biden, from a Jan. 2-22 survey, is 41%, while 54% disapprove of how he is performing his job. Since September 2021, after the troubled withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, Biden’s approval rating has ranged from the high 30s to low 40s. Before that, during the first six months of his presidency, he enjoyed majority-level approval ratings.

The Gallup poll found a tremendous disparity between Democrat and Republican approval of Joe Biden’s job performance.

83% of Democrats and 6% of Republicans approved Biden’s performance.

Newsmax reports:

Biden currently sits at 41% early in his fourth year.

“Biden begins his reelection campaign with a job approval rating significantly below the 50% mark that has been associated with winning a second term,” Gallup said in its analysis. “And while some presidents have seen sharp improvements in their fourth year and won a second term, Biden’s third-year rating was worse than any of theirs, suggesting he has a bigger hill to climb.

“The key to Biden’s winning reelection may lie more in convincing a larger share of independents that he is doing a good job and is deserving of a second term. His approval rating among independents has mostly been below 40% since the fall of 2021 but was above 50% during the honeymoon phase of his presidency,” Gallup added.

Gallup conducted interviews from Jan. 2-22, 2024, with a random sample of 1,011 adults. The margin of error is +/- 4 points at a 95% confidence level.

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