Polls Indicate Biden’s Approval Rating Hits “Record Low,” President Reportedly “Increasingly Frustrated”

With less than 11 months to the 2024 US Presidential Election, recent polls indicate a significant dip in President Joe Biden’s approval rating, reaching what some describe as a “record low.” Reports suggest that President Biden is increasingly anxious about these figures.

On December 18, 2023, Biden was seen leaving a restaurant in Wilmington, Delaware. According to a CNBC “All-America Economic Survey,” Biden’s overall approval rating has fallen to 35%, the lowest recorded during his presidency. The survey highlights that 62% of participants disapprove of Biden’s handling of economic issues, while 66% have a negative view of the current economic situation and future prospects, the highest level of discontent in 17 years of the survey.

A joint New York Times/Siena College poll released on December 19 shows Biden’s overall approval rating at 37%, with only 33% approving of his handling of the recent Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Among voters under 30, his overall approval drops to 26%, and just 20% on the Israeli-Palestinian issue. A Monmouth University poll on December 18 reports Biden’s approval at 34%, with only 30% of respondents feeling he’s paying adequate attention to their most pressing concerns, and 61% disapproving of his performance.

Reports indicate Biden’s growing frustration with these unfavorable poll numbers. The Washington Post reported that during a recent meeting, Biden questioned his aides with “harsh words” about his “unacceptably low” poll numbers. Bloomberg reported that on December 19, at a campaign event in Maryland, Biden warned Democrats of the risks of losing to former President Trump in the 2024 election, stating, “If we lose, we lose everything.”

Monmouth University scholar Patrick Murray commented on December 19: “The Biden administration has been touting their infrastructure investments and a range of positive economic indicators. These may be factual, but most Americans are still suffering from the price hikes caused by post-pandemic inflation.”