Washington-. Polls show Joe Biden's approval rating today, in his third year in office, is the lowest average rating of any U.S. president since James Carter more than four decades ago.
At a time when campaigning for the Nov. 5 general election is intensifying, a Gallup opinion poll between Jan. 20, 2023 and Jan. 19, 2024 found Biden averaging 39.8 percent.
The Democratic president, whose administration is polling at 41 percent, performed the worst in the polls since Carter, who hit 37.4 percent in his third year in office and lost his re-election campaign, The Hill newspaper recalled.
Biden did worse in his third year than former President Donald Trump did at this point in his White House tenure, when he scored 42 percent.
The analysis found that Biden's average rating exceeded Trump's in the first 24 months of his term.
The United States has been in the 2024 election cycle since January 15, when the Republican Party caucuses took place in Iowa, where Trump defeated the other two candidates, former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis . who decided to drop out of the race and support the former governor.
A week later, on January 23, the New Hampshire primary also favored the former president and, on the Democratic side (although the votes were symbolic for the party), Biden.
The forecasts suggest that the presidential candidates would be decided early: Biden and Trump, who would star in a revenge battle, although Haley is refusing to throw in the towel for now.
There are still more than 280 days left until the most important election Tuesday in the country every four years.
Along with electing the president, voters will renew all 435 seats in the House of Representatives, part of the 100-seat Senate, and determine numerous local and state offices.