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Biden Sinks To New Low

resident Joe Biden’s approval rating has plummeted to a record low of 37.4%, with a disapproval rate of 56.6%, according to analysis by Five Thirty Eight. This decline in support includes a significant drop among nonwhite voters, and progressives have criticized the White House’s response to Israel’s actions in Gaza following the attacks on October 7, as reported by Business Insider.

Biden’s approval ratings began to decline following the chaotic U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2021, and have struggled to recover since. As the capital city of Kabul fell into new hands on August 15, 2021, Biden’s approval was at 49%, according to Gallup. Just seven months into his term, this was a critical juncture.

By the following month, his approval had decreased to 43%. In contrast, former President Donald Trump’s approval rating has slightly increased since he left office after the Capitol riot. FiveThirtyEight shows Trump with a 41.6% approval rating as he navigates the repercussions of being the first former president convicted of a felony.

Historically, both Trump and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton were recorded as the least popular presidential candidates since 1956, as per Gallup and Business Insider reports. For Biden, the most recent quarter, ending April 18, marks his lowest quarterly approval rating in decades. At similar points in their presidencies, four other modern presidents also had approval ratings below 50%; only one, President Barack Obama, secured reelection.

In 2020, Trump’s Gallup average was 46.8% during this comparable period, but he lost to Biden that November.