Follow Us

Nearly 900 days in, Biden approval lower than any president since Carter

At that stage, former President Donald Trump enjoyed a 42.5%.

Published: July 6, 2023 5:16pm

President Joe Biden's approval rating at this stage in his presidency stands as the lowest such metric of any president since Jimmy Carter, according to aggregated ranges from 538.

On day 898 of his presidency, Biden's approval stood at 40.5% among the U.S. electorate. At that stage, former President Donald Trump enjoyed a 42.5%. All of Biden's post-Carter predecessors enjoyed higher ratings at this point in their tenures.

The Georgia Democrat, meanwhile, lagged behind Biden, with 29.0% approval on day 898. Former President Gerald Ford did not spend 898 days in the presidency, having succeeded Richard Nixon mid-term.

Discounting Ford and Carter, Biden's rating on day 898 stands at lowest of any U.S. president since Harry Truman.

Biden enjoyed reasonably positive approval ratings at the start of his presidency, though public perception of his leadership took a nosedive following the chaotic U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan in August of 2021, during which the Taliban overran the country.

Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on Twitter.

The Facts Inside Our Reporter's Notebook

Just the News Spotlight