Pres. Biden’s downward polling trend continues

Recent polls have not been friendly to President Joe Biden.

One recent poll has Biden less popular than former President Donald Trump and another has Biden at his lowest approval rating ever. 

Trump beats Biden

The poll that had this result was recently conducted by Rasmussen. 1,000 likely voters were surveyed between July 21st and July 22nd by the pollster.

The pollster found that 51 percent of participants had at least a somewhat favorable opinion of Biden. The corresponding number for Trump, however, was 52 percent.

And, on the other side of the coin, 46 percent of people viewed Trump unfavorably, while the corresponding number for Biden was 48 percent. So, Trump beat Biden both ways.

Trump also beat Biden when the numbers are adjusted for party affiliation.

84 percent of Republican participants, 27 percent of Democrat participants, and 47 percent of unaffiliated participants had a favorable opinion of Trump. Whereas 83 percent of Democrats, 20 percent of Republicans, and 47 percent of unaffiliated participants had a favorable opinion of Biden.

And, for what it is worth, the poll had former President Barrack Obama ahead of both Biden and Trump. 55 percent of voters view Obama favorably, and only 26 percent view him unfavorably. According to Rasmussen, this is explained by the fact that Biden “suffers from more intense disapproval” from Republicans and from the fact that Biden “doesn’t have the kind of strong support from black voters.”

Biden’s new low

The other poll was conducted by Gallup between July 6th and July 21st. What this pollster found was that Biden was at his lowest approval rating yet, which is 50 percent. That is a 6 point dropoff from Gallup’s previous poll, which had been conducted in June, and it is a 7 point dropoff from Biden’s highest approval rating, which occurred in January and April and was 57 percent.

Once again, on the other side of the coin, Biden’s disapproval rating for July is 45 percent, which is up three points from June and eight points from January.

Here, Gallup found that 90 percent of Democrats, 12 percent of Republicans, and 48 percent of independents approved of Biden’s presidency. These numbers are somewhat similar to Rasmussen’s poll.

All-in-all, Biden’s presidency appears to be trending in the wrong direction.

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