Joe Biden's Approval Rating One of the Lowest in Modern History
Lower than any president since 1945
Democrat Joe Biden now has one of the lowest approval ratings in modern history as he reaches his 100 days in office, a new poll revealed.
According to an ABC News/Washington Post poll, Biden's approval rating is 52%, which is way below what Democrats expected.
Biden's approval rating is "lower than any president at 100 days in office since 1945," according to ABC News.
Gerald Ford, who was damaged by his decision to pardon Richard Nixon, had a lower approval rating for his first 100 days in the White House.
Donald Trump also had a lower approval rating, but that was due to continuous attacks from the establishment media, a problem Joe Biden does not have.
The average approval rating for the 14 presidents from Harry Truman to Biden for their first 100 days in office is 66%.
This means Biden's rating is 14% below the average.
The majority of Americans — 64% and 65%, respectively — approve of Biden's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, the survey found.
58% also support Biden's proposal to raise corporate taxes.
But Americans are divided on Biden's handling of the economy, with just 52% approval.
Meanwhile, Biden's multi-trillion-dollar infrastructure pack earned 52% approval.
Biden also gets hit with his refusal to address the border crisis directly.
Only 37% of respondents said they approve of Biden's handling of immigration and the border crisis.
Respondents also dislike Biden's push towards enlarging the government, according to ABC News.
Also, a significant amount of respondents said they view him as "too liberal."
53 percent are also concerned Biden is increasing the size and role of government in U.S. society
40 percent see him as "too liberal," more than his predecessors at 100 days – Barack Obama, 33 percent, and Bill Clinton, 26 percent.
Just 42% of Americans rate the economy positively under Biden, while 58% rate it negatively, the poll revealed.
"Biden's rating for handling the economy is essentially the same as Trump's in January, marking this as a clear challenge," ABC News reported.
"Presidential fortunes often are closely linked to economic conditions."
Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Biden's first 100 days amounted to “bait and switch.”
“If I look at the 100 days, it’s more of a bait and switch."
"The bait was he was going to govern as bipartisan, but the switch is he’s governed as a socialist," he added.