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Biden’s approval rating back near lowest-ever – here’s why

U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on gun violence prevention in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington on April 8, 2021. (Yuri Gripas/Abaca Press/TNS)
April 04, 2023

President Joe Biden’s approval rating dipped to 38 percent in March, dropping from 45 percent in February as Americans struggle with high crime, inflation, bank failures, and widely felt economic strife. 

Biden’s lowest approval rating was just 36 percent in July of 2022, marking his current rating as the second-lowest in the course of his presidency. 

Democrats are contributing to his lowered rating, with just 63 percent of registered Democrats approving of Biden’s economic leadership, according to The Associated Press. For Democrats under the age of 45, that approval dipped to 54 percent. 

The disapproval may be the result of young voters feeling Biden’s actions in office don’t correlate with either his campaign promises or the high taxes they’re paying. 

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Theresa Ojuro, a doctoral student in Rochester, New York, admitted she “expected more” economic stability under the Biden Administration.

“If Biden is doing his job,” Ojuro said, “why in a state like this can you see people really suffering?” 

According to Gallup, the economy is a major factor in Biden’s lowered approval rating, with just 32 percent of Americans pleased with the current economic climate. Individuals continue to struggle under record inflation and high cost of living.

Additionally, struggling economies tend to see higher crime rates, which is also a point of contention voiced by many Americans. 

According to Fox News, 68 percent of Americans feel that crime is a “real threat in most communities.” 

Fifty-eight percent of Democrats, 80 percent of Republicans and 69 percent of Independents singled out rising crime as problematic, demonstrating that the issue has become a prominent concern among all political parties.