President Joe Biden is struggling to attract praise from the nation, a new poll found.
Biden was one of the least popular modern-day presidents in his first 100 days into the job.
The latest Washington Post-ABC News telephone poll revealed the Democrat only had a 52% approval rating, including 34% who strongly approved of the Democrat’s performance and 18% who somewhat approved of his time as president.
The incumbent’s disapproval rating was 42%, comprising of 35% who strongly disapproved of his performance and a further 7% who somewhat disapproved.
These dismal results were no match for John F. Kennedy (83%), Lyndon Johnson (79%), Ronald Reagan, and Dwight Eisenhower (both 73%). It also failed to beat George W. Bush (71%), Barack Obama (69%), Jimmy Carter (63%), George H. W. Bush Sr. (63%), Richard Nixon (61%), and Bill Clinton (59%).
In fact, the incumbent only surpassed previous presidents Gerald Ford (48%) and Donald Trump (42%).
“At 100 days, Biden job approval [was] at 52 percent,” Washington Examiner chief political correspondent Byron York said on Twitter. “Other than Trump, that is lowest of any president at 100 days since Gerald Ford. Taking out Ford and Trump, it is lowest of any president in modern polling era.”
The remarks came after the media outlets conducted a random sample survey of adults across the United States in either English or Spanish.
“Interviewers called landlines and cellular phone numbers, first requesting to speak with the youngest adult male or female at home,” they said in a statement. “The final sample included 253 interviews completed on landlines and 754 interviews completed via cellular phones, including 528 interviews with adults in cell phone-only households.”
A similar Fox News poll of about 1,000 registered voters found Biden’s approval consistently rated below 50% on nearly all topics.
The greatest areas of concern were immigration (52% disapproval), border security (51% disapproval), and the right to bear arms (49%). Voters were also unimpressed with Biden’s handling of the economy (42%), foreign policy (41%), and health care (37%). The Chinese Communist Party Virus was the only issue Americans were least concerned about (34% disapproval).
“By a 31-point margin, voters say border security is worse than it was two years ago, a 56% majority thinks Biden winning the election is completely or mostly behind the increase of migrants at the U.S. southern border, and 67% are extremely or very concerned about illegal immigration,” Fox News public opinion research senior vice president Dana Blanton reported.
“Views on the economy are more than two-to-one negative: 29% rate it as excellent/good and 69% say only fair/poor … However, in January 2020–before the pandemic–55% rated economic conditions positively, including a record 20% saying ‘excellent,'” she added.
Fox News randomly conducted telephone interviews between April 18 and 21 under the joint direction of Shaw & Company Research and Beacon Research—formerly known as Anderson Robbins Research. Interviewers collected responses from a total of 157 landlines and 845 cellphone numbers that were individually called.
“Telephone numbers were randomly selected for inclusion in the survey using a probability proportionate to size method, which means phone numbers for each state are proportional to the number of voters in each state,” the broadcaster said in a statement. “Results based on the full sample have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.”