The following is an excerpt from Gallup News.
President Joe Biden's job approval rating has fallen below 40% for the first time and now sits at a personal low of 38%. Between September and June, the president's rating had ranged narrowly between 40% and 43%. Before that, Biden mostly received majority approval ratings.
A year ago, Biden's honeymoon period came to an end when his approval rating dropped to 50% amid a surge in U.S. coronavirus cases.
Since then, his public support has eroded after the chaotic U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, the highest inflation in four decades, record-high gas prices and continuing supply chain issues.
The July 5-26 Gallup survey finds 59% of Americans disapproving of the job Biden is doing, the highest for him to date.
A follow-up question finds 45% of Americans strongly disapproving of Biden's performance, compared with 13% who strongly approve.
Biden Sixth-Quarter Average Is Lowest for an Elected President
Biden's sixth quarter in office, spanning April 20 through July 19, recently ended. During this time, an average of 40% of Americans approved of the job he was doing as president.
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%. Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and Ronald Reagan also averaged below majority approval.
Like nearly every president since Dwight Eisenhower, Biden saw his job approval rating decline between his fifth (41%) and sixth quarters.
Trump is one of the exceptions, as his sixth-quarter average of 42% was better than the 39% during his fifth quarter.
As a result of these changes, the sixth quarter marks the first time Biden's quarterly average has been lower than Trump's was in the same quarter.
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