Biden Gets Bad News

Joe Biden

( – To the joy of the GOP and the dismay of Democrats, according to the latest RealClearPolitics (RCP) average of national polls, Joe Biden’s job approval rating has dipped into the thirties, marking a significant low point in his presidency.

This decline represents the first time since July 2022 that his approval rating has fallen to such levels, currently averaging 39.9 percent. In contrast, his disapproval rating stands at a high 56.6 percent, putting him 16.7 points “underwater.”

This downturn in approval can be traced back to the summer of 2021, following the controversial withdrawal from Afghanistan.

That event, seen by many as a strategic misstep, left behind substantial U.S. military equipment and significantly impacted Biden’s approval ratings, which have struggled to recover. The subsequent period has been marked by economic struggles, immigration issues, and global conflicts, contributing to a steady decline in public support.

A comparative look at former President Donald Trump’s ratings at a similar point in his presidency reveals a narrower gap between approval and disapproval. Trump’s average approval rating was 43.9 percent, with a disapproval rating of 53.5 percent, making him only 9.6 points underwater, a notably smaller deficit than Biden’s current standing.

Furthermore, in head-to-head polling comparisons, Trump currently leads Biden by an average of 2.4 points in the RCP national average. This is a notable reversal from the 2020 campaign period, where Biden consistently led Trump in the polls. In crucial swing states like Michigan and Georgia, which Biden won in 2020, Trump now holds an average poll lead.

The narrative surrounding these polling figures is often amplified by media commentary. There are suggestions that the media might be framing certain narratives, such as the potential for Trump to undermine democracy if reelected, in a way that could be perceived as extreme or fear-mongering.