President Joe Biden made headlines last month after he accidentally fell off his bicycle while on vacation with the first lady in Delaware.
Yet as the Washington Examiner pointed out in an article published this weekend, Biden has had a much bigger fall in his poll numbers, and it’s not clear how he can recover.
Columnist Paul Bedard noted that “Biden’s steady, yearlong decline in voter approval numbers has fallen so low that he has tied former President Jimmy Carter’s all-time Gallup bottom and appears headed to sink under former President Richard Nixon’s resignation-day approval rating, the worst in decades.”
New poll shows Biden at 29%
As evidence, Bedard cited a new Civiqs poll which put the president’s job approval rating at an all-time low of just 29%.
Biden approval rating hits ALL-TIME LOW of 29 percent – Civiqs poll
Biden Job Approval
— InteractivePolls (@IAPolls2022) July 10, 2022
Although those results are considered to be something of an outlier, other surveys also put Biden’s approval rating below 40%.
Meanwhile, FiveThirtyEight’s polling aggregator shows Biden’s average approval rating as being 38.4%, nearly four percentage points lower than former President Donald Trump was at this juncture in his presidency.
Democrat approval down to 65%
What is perhaps most alarming for Biden is that his low approval rating isn’t just due to dissatisfaction among Republicans and independent voters, as many in his own party have also lost patience with him.
That’s evident from an earlier Rasmussen poll, which showed that his approval rating among Democrats stood at just 65%.
Lowest ever approval rating for Joe Biden of 37% on @Rasmussen_Poll daily Prez Trac coming later this AM. Driven by Democratic voter abandonment – at 65% approval among Dems compared to the recent usual low 70% range
— Miranda Devine (@mirandadevine) July 8, 2022
Biden’s low approval ratings come as many Americans are struggling with escalating inflation. According to a website run by the American Automobile Association (AAA), a gallon of regular gasoline currently costs over $1.50 more than it did a year ago.