The news media has insisted for months that Joe Biden will unite the nation and be the most popular president in history.
Unfortunately for Biden, his popularity rating in his first week in the White House has been defeated by two of his immediate predecessors, Donald Trump and Barack Obama.
Bad news for Biden
Donald Trump enjoyed shockingly high approval ratings considering the relentless media onslaught, but Biden faces no such opposition from the news media and still can’t beat his loathed opponent.
According to the first presidential approval poll published by Rassmussen Reports this week, Biden’s approval comes in at just 48 percent, with 45 percent of likely voters disapproving of the new president.
The Washington Examiner noted that “Notably, he is underwater with women (46% approve, 48% disapprove) and whites (43% approve, 51% disapprove).”
In contrast, former President Trump’s initial approval rating in 2017 came in at 56 percent approval and just 44 percent disapproval. Biden’s former partner, Barack Obama, opened his administration in 2009 with 67 percent approval and a stunning 32 percent disapproval rating.
Published on Friday, the Rassmussen poll combines an average of the daily survey’s previous three days’ results.
These results are of particular importance because as Rassmussen noted: “Now that Gallup has quit the field, Rasmussen Reports is the only nationally recognized public opinion firm that still tracks President Biden’s job approval ratings on a daily basis.”
The boogeyman is gone
With Trump no longer a possible scapegoat for every undesirable happening in the US, the spotlight is on Biden — and Americans aren’t particularly loving what they see.
One of Biden’s immediate actions after the inauguration was to cancel the Keystone XL Pipeline project, which allows the transportation of oil from Canada to the US and drastically reduces gas prices across the nation.
The vast majority of voters surveyed in another Rassumssen poll this week indicated that they disapprove of the move, with pollsters noting that just “36% of Likely U.S. Voters think it is a good idea to cancel the Keystone XL Pipeline that would transport oil from Canada to the U.S. Fifty-one percent (51%) of voters say canceling the pipeline is a bad idea.”
This is just one example of unpopular leftist policies that Biden is all too happy to greenlight. The problem arises when Americans start feeling the repercussions of those policies in their pocketbooks and start looking for someone to blame. Biden and the Democrats can’t hide behind Trump anymore.