According to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll, President Joe Biden’s approval rating has fallen below 40 percent, nearly matching the lowest approval rating of his Presidency.
According to a poll released Wednesday (April 19), 39 percent of respondents approve of Biden’s performance as President.
The latest poll shows Biden’s Approval Rating has dropped three percentage points from last month’s poll, in which 42 percent of respondents approved of Biden’s performance as President.
Comparatively, former President Donald Trump, who announced his third presidential campaign last November at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, also received a similarly low approval rating from Americans in December 2017 while he was President. However, Trump’s Polling trailed Biden by six percentage points, with 33 percent of respondents approving his tenure as President.
Asked about the country’s biggest problem, 20 percent said the economy, while 10 percent said the country’s biggest problems were the environment or crime, the survey found.
The results come as Biden said last week he plans to run for reelection in 2024 but said he was not yet ready to announce.
Biden told NBC’s “Today” Al Roker that he was planning “at least three or four more Easter eggs rolls,” before saying, “Maybe five. Maybe six, what the hell?”
Biden told Roker he would seek reelection but wasn’t ready to officially announce it.
If Biden wins in 2024, he will be 82 years old at the start of his second term.
Biden would also be joined in the Democratic primary by Author Marianne Williamson, who ran an unsuccessful 2020 Presidential campaign, and prominent anti-vaccine activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. both have announced their presidential campaigns.