President Joe Biden’s overall approval rating has dropped to 37 percent, according to a recent poll conducted by the CNBC All-America Economic Survey from October 11-15.
As he heads into an election year, this decline presents a challenge for the president.
This marks the second-lowest point in his presidency, with a mere 1 point higher than his record-low of 36 percent in July 2022.
According to news by The Hill on Wednesday, October 18, the poll revealed that Biden’s disapproval rating reached a record-high of 58 percent, surpassing the disapproval rating in July 2022.
These figures indicate a growing dissatisfaction among the public with the president’s performance.
Despite Biden’s upcoming bid for reelection next year, the survey suggests that he is not facing strong challengers within the Democratic primary.
Conversely, former President Trump, at the age of 77, appears to be the clear favorite for the GOP presidential nomination.
The poll also highlighted the divided sentiments among respondents regarding the candidates they supported in the 2020 election.
Approximately 45 percent expressed their support for Biden, while 43 percent backed Trump. Moreover, an overwhelming 85 percent of respondents claimed to have voted.
When it came to ideological alignments, the survey indicated that 26 percent identified as very or somewhat liberal, 40 percent as very or somewhat conservative, and 28 percent described themselves as moderate.
Comparing the latest poll results to previous ones conducted in July and April, Biden’s overall approval rating dropped by 2 points.
Similarly, his disapproval rating increased by 2 points during the same period. In November 2022, the president’s overall approval rating stood at 41 percent.
In terms of economic approval, the poll revealed Biden’s second-lowest rating so far in his presidency, with a 5-point decline from the July survey.
Only 32 percent of respondents approved of his handling of the economy, with the lowest rating recorded in July 2022 at 30 percent.
Biden also received poor ratings in the foreign policy domain, despite the majority of the public supporting military aid for Israel and Ukraine, as well as foreign humanitarian aid – policies that the Biden administration has advocated for.
A mere 31 percent approved of the president’s performance in foreign policy, while 60 percent expressed their disapproval.
Conducted through phone interviews with 1,001 adults, the survey carried a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points, providing a representative sample of public opinion.