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Polls: Biden Is the Least Popular President in 75 Years
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By Anthony Haddad
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May 30, 2024

President Joe Biden's approval rating has hit a historic low of 38.6%, making him the least popular president in 75 years. Significant partisan divides and criticism over his handling of various issues leave him vulnerable as the November election approaches. (AP/Alex Brandon)

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President Joe Biden is the least popular American president in 75 years, as reported by Newsweek.

His approval rating hit a low of 38.6% on the 1,202th day of his presidency, according to FiveThirtyEight’s aggregation of major polls. This is lower than any president since the 1940s when President Harry Truman had a similar rating of 38.9% at the same point.

In a recent Gallup Poll, Biden’s approval rating shows a pronounced partisan divide: 2% among Republicans, 34% among Independents, and 82% among Democrats. With less than six months until Election Day, this leaves Biden vulnerable to not being reelected.

Biden’s approval has been impacted by criticism over his handling of issues like the Israel-Hamas conflict and immigration, despite a slowing inflation rate and job growth.

While Biden is less trusted than Trump on the economy and immigration, he fares better on health care and abortion issues. Polls indicate Americans generally prefer Trump on economic matters but give Biden higher marks on handling the pandemic and job creation.

To read more about this topic, visit Newsweek to see the full story and Gallup to see all poll data. 

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Anthony W. Haddad, who graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with his undergraduate degree and has an MBA at Fresno State, is the Swiss Army knife of GV Wire. He writes stories, manages social media, and represents the organization on the ground.

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