(TheRedAlertNews.com) – According to a new public opinion poll, President Joe Biden’s overall approval has gone under 40%, close to his presidency’s lowest rating ever.
The survey by Ipsos and Reuters found that 39% of voters in the United States approve of the president’s job performance as of April 2023, Newsmax reported.
The result is a decline of 3 percentage points compared with Biden’s ratings in March, when 42% of American adults declared they had a positive view of the chief executive’s performance, as per the same poll.
Biden’s popularity reached its lowest point in the middle of 2022 when only about a third of Americans – or 36% – approved of his job performance.
Thus, after declining steadily since his inauguration in January 2021, the Democrat president’s approval rating has hovered in the high 30s and low 40s, Reuters noted in a report.
The new poll by Ipsos and Reuters found that about a fifth of Americans consider the economy the biggest problem facing the United States.
At the same time, a tenth of US voters picked crime, and another tenth chose to cite the environment.
The report points out that the poll results showing declining popularity for Biden come after last Friday he announced he would run for reelection in 2024.
The president is yet to launch his campaign officially, but according to Reuters, his candidacy probably wouldn’t “face much opposition” for the 2024 nomination of the Democratic Party.
The news agency commented that former President Donald Trump, favored to win the 2024 GOP presidential nomination, “spent much of his presidency with similarly low approval levels.”
Trump’s lowest approval rating was received in December 2017, at 33%.
“Previous presidents only occasionally experienced approval levels that low,” Reuters commented.
It also stressed its latest survey showed a “bright spot” for President Joe Biden as it found that 68% of US voters were against a federal court ruling to overturn the Food and Drug Administration’s 2000 approval of the chemical abortion drug mifepristone.
The issue of the legality of the FDA approval of the abortion pill has been taken to the US Supreme Court.
The Reuters and Ipsos poll was conducted among 1,029 US adults nationwide between April 7 and April 10. The survey has a margin of error of 3 percentage points.
President Joe Biden's job approval rating dipped below 40% this month, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released Wednesday, nearing the lowest rating of his presidency. https://t.co/AF3raVrBfo
— NEWSMAX (@NEWSMAX) April 19, 2023