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Biden’s Approval Rating Is Now Lowest In Gallup’s History…

…At This Point In Their Presidencies

On day 487 in office, President Joe Biden set a new record. He has the lowest approval rating of all presidents at this point in their presidencies since Gallup started tracking this in 1945.

According to Gallup’s Presidential Job Approval Center, just 41% approve of the job Biden is doing. That’s worse than Gerald Ford, or Lyndon Johnson, or even Jimmy Carter on day 487. Much worse than Ronald Reagan, the Bushes, Bill Clinton, or Barack Obama.

To add insult to his injury, Biden’s approval rating is now lower than Trump’s was at this point in Trump’s first term.

Biden’s oh-so-presidential response to his cratering support: he is “seething.”

Instead of accepting blame, Biden and his “inner circle” are blaming everyone around them, including the White House staff. Politico reports that: “Members of Biden’s inner circle, including first lady Jill Biden and the president’s sister, Valerie Biden Owens, have complained that West Wing staff has managed Biden with kid gloves, not putting him on the road more or allowing him to flash more of his genuine, relatable, albeit gaffe-prone self.”

Yeah, letting Biden be Biden will work.

Maybe Jill and the rest of the inner circle will convince Joe to change his hairstyle like Carter did halfway through his presidency in hopes that it would win people back to his side.

For the record, here are the approval ratings for all the presidents since Truman at this point in their first elected term in office, according to Gallup:

  • Eisenhower: 63%
  • Kennedy: 71%
  • Nixon: 59%
  • Carter: 43%
  • Reagan: 45%
  • Bush: 65%
  • Clinton: 51%
  • Bush: 76%
  • Obama: 48%
  • Trump: 42%
  • Biden: 41%

Those were presidents elected to the presidency. What about the ones who assumed the office?

Lyndon Johnson had a 69% approval rating 487 days after Kennedy’s assassination. Truman was at 43% at roughly the same point after FDR died. (Truman’s dipped into the 30% range later in 1946 but then quickly rebounded.) Even Gerald Ford, who took office after Nixon resigned in disgrace, stood at 46% approval at this point in his presidency.

It’s not as though those previous presidents didn’t face crises of their own. On Reagan’s 487th day in office, the economy was in the middle of a brutal recession and the unemployment rate was 9.4% – and climbing. Clinton had broken his vow and raised taxes on the middle class. Obama’s “stimulus” had failed to stimulate the economy. Trump was subject to 24/7 media attacks and lies that he’d conspired with the Russians to steal the 2016 election.

Biden, in contrast, has enjoyed the warm loving embrace of the mainstream media. Plus, he inherited a nation that had all but recovered from the pointless COVID lockdowns. He had a massive supply of vaccines courtesy of Trump’s Operation Warp Speed. The economy was creating jobs far faster than expected. Prices were stable. The stock market had regained all its losses.

Biden turned success into defeat in a matter of months, and every American is now paying the huge and growing price.

What was it Obama said about Biden? Oh, right, “don’t underestimate Joe’s ability to f*** things up.”

— Written by the I&I Editorial Board

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  • Chart is ficticious bs. There’s no way in hell 41% of Americans approve of the grifter in chief. Maybe 41% of the losers in DC that are on his payroll.

  • Try 29% approval rating, because that is a whole lot closer to the truth. Remember these same people keep telling us inflation is only about 8% when we know it is well into the double digits.

  • “Joe Biden has “been wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades.”
    – Obama’s former Defense Secretary, Robert Gates

    ” we don’t have a White House that we can count on to be sane and sober and stable and productive,” Clinton said.
    – Hillary Clinton, Dec. 26, 2021

    “Don’t underestimate Joe’s ability to f*** things up”
    -Barack Obama

    “…Given the precedent set and Biden’s clear mental impairment, I believe it is past time he undergo a cognitive test.”
    – Obama’s WH Doctor, Ronny Jackson

  • 41 percent is a bold lie it’s 33…
    All marxist style policies are toxic to freedoms and capitalism … there are no tools in the democrat box… no path to prosperity …it’s that simple.

  • It isn’t fair or truthful to compare Trump’s polls at the same point in his presidency when the country was completely gaslighted with the Russian FBI hoax at that time.

  • The 41% number is obviously poll fraud. There is no way he is over 20% in reality.

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