It is customary for newly elected presidents to enjoy a honeymoon period with voters. New polling data suggests that President Joe Biden’s appeal is quickly wearing off, Breitbart reported.
A new poll from The Washington Post shows Biden now has a lower approval rating than all but two of his recent predecessors at this point in their presidencies.
According to the survey, Biden has a net approval rating of 52%. While that puts him 10 points ahead of former President Donald Trump and 4 points ahead of former President Gerald Ford, it is substantially below the approval rating of others who have held the office in recent American history.
For comparison, Presidents George W. Bush and Jimmy Carter each held approval ratings of 63% at the same point in their presidencies. Former President Barack Obama stood at 69% while former President Ronald Reagan garnered 73%.
Just 34% of respondents in the survey said that they “strongly” approved of how Biden has handled his job and another 18% they “somewhat” approved. Meanwhile, 42% indicated that they “strongly” disapproved and 7% said they “somewhat” approved.
However, while many voters appear to be less than impressed with the president’s performance, members of the mainstream media are, of course, far more enthusiastic.
As noted by Breitbart reporter Matthew Boyle, “Despite the clear trepidation about him among the American public, the establishment media has by and large lined up behind Biden.”
“A study from the Media Research Center shows Biden has received 59% positive press during the beginning of his administration, whereas Trump received 89% negative coverage during the beginning of his presidency,” Boyle explained.
Biden gets low marks on immigration
A poll released by Fox News showed that Biden is particularly falling short with voters on the issues of immigration and border security.
The poll found that 51% of Americans disapprove of Biden’s approach to the border while 35% expressed approval. Fifty-two percent also disapprove of his immigration policies.
That’s not surprising given that 56% of those surveyed think that the huge spike in illegal migration is happening “completely” or “mostly” because Biden was elected.
What’s more, roughly two-thirds said they were “extremely” or “very” concerned about both illegal immigration and nearly the same number were worried about the treatment of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border.