We’ve reached the 100-day mark of Former Vice President Joe Biden’s administration, and the approval ratings are dismal.
According to the latest ABC/Washington Post poll, 52% of Americans approve of Biden’s work. This is “lower than any president at 100 days in office since 1945, save Gerald Ford in 1974 (48%, after his unpopular pardon of Richard Nixon) and Donald Trump at 42% in 2017.” The report went on to say, “For the 14 presidents from Truman to Biden, the 100-day average is 66%.”
Rick Klein, Political Director for ABC, noted “Biden’s honeymoon appears to be ending, if it was even there in the first place. What’s so striking here is, you can at the same time say President Biden is in so much stronger position than his predecessor, but so much weaker than almost everyone else that we’ve seen at this point in a presidency.”
Even after spending trillions immediately, and promising more, @joebiden is relatively unpopular at the 100 days mark, beating only Ford and Trump. Americans may not be as easy as supposed. HT @JonathanTurley https://t.co/wKyVBCpGhD pic.twitter.com/orpaf4Aoey
— Nick Gillespie (@nickgillespie) April 25, 2021
“During his first three months in office, the broadcast evening newscasts have showered Biden with 59% positive press. Four years ago, those same programs were hammering Trump with 89% negative press — a stunning contrast.” https://t.co/tH34Y7lcas pic.twitter.com/PWYo5SDoWO
— Giancarlo Sopo (@GiancarloSopo) April 26, 2021
ABC News went on to add “But support for his $2 trillion infrastructure package slips to 52%, as does his rating for handling the economy; and he has just 37% approval for his work on the immigration situation at the U.S.-Mexico border,. More broadly, 53% express concern that Biden will do too much to increase the size and role of government in U.S. society. Relatedly, 40% see him as “too liberal,” more than either of his most recent Democratic predecessors at 100 days – Barack Obama, 33%, and Bill Clinton, 26%. (This rose for Obama later in his presidency.)”