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America Hates Joe Biden

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US President Joe Biden.

You Mean Joe Biden Is Even More Disliked Than Trump? – You may think that Donald Trump was an unpopular president. Many voters hated the ground he walked on. He was impeached twice and endured a steady drumbeat of daily attacks in the media.

Some of his biggest fans were afraid to even wear a MAGA hat expecting an admonishment from half the people they ran into in public. Trump stirred up passions in virtually the entire electorate.

Biden Is Doing Worse Than Trump, Says Pollster

But you may be surprised to know that President Joe Biden may be even more unpopular.

This determination has been set forth by a poll aggregation research firm called FiveThirtyEight.

This analytics company takes a daily average of presidential approval polls and weighs them for their reliability and sample size. They then determine a mean of the numbers and report whether presidents are likable or not.

Biden is performing worse than Trump in these calculations by FiveThirtyEight. “Biden has a net approval rating of -14.6 percent on June 11, notably lower than the -10.9 percent Trump recorded the same number of days into his administration,” Newsweek said.

Voters Will Hold Their Nose If There Is a Trump – Joe Biden Re-match

It looks like there is going to be a re-match between the two and both politicians stir up negative ratings even though Biden’s appear to be worse.

It remains to be seen if turnout, should there be another election involving the pair, will be the same or better than 2020, when it was at record highs. Some people, disliking both men, may stay home in 2024.

The Trump campaign should be satisfied with these numbers in what will assuredly be an election that will be dominated by vitriolic attacks. Both candidates will charge each other with corruption and Trump could be a convicted felon when voting starts. Biden has his own problems with bribery allegations that are dominating the headlines in conservative media outlets. Plus, Biden is performing dismally in the FiveThirtyEight comparisons to other presidents at this point in his tenure.

Worse Than George W. Bush?

We are 874 days into his presidency, and Joe Biden has worse approval ratings than Trump, Barack Obama, and George W. Bush.

Biden is currently registering a 41 percent likability rating from FiveThirtyEight. At this time in their tenure, Trump was at 42.3 percent, Obama at 47.4 percent, and Bush was polling at 61.5 percent.

This is not the only bad polling results for Biden. A Washington Post/ ABC News survey last month found Biden approval fell six points between February and March and worse, that Trump is leading Biden. May approval numbers were not much better for the president.

Democrats Are Clutching Worry Beads

This has veteran pollsters and consultants waving the red flag. Democrat political analyst Donna Brazile said liberals need to “wake up.” She observed that the coalition that elected Biden is a mess. Pollster Mark Penn said that the Democrats are riding on the Titanic if these numbers do not get better. Another observer, Matt Robison, acknowledged that Biden is “overpromising and underdelivering.”

However, Biden’s numbers can rebound. Inflation has slowed down and the stock market is doing much better. The S&P 500 is up around 15 percent this year. He could have a foreign policy win in Ukraine should Russia lose the war.

Meanwhile, Trump has his legal problems with two separate indictments for allegedly falsifying business records in a hush money scheme with an adult video actress and the classified document scandal. This could take a bite out of Trump’s approval ratings.

Plus, the former president could lose his nomination battle to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis or another Republican White House hopeful.

But this is not good news for Biden. He can’t seem to shake his low approval ratings. Many voters, even Democrats, think he is too old, and that other Democrats should replace him. His challengers, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Marianne Williamson, are polling better than expected and the country is still divided with many voters believing the justice system is corrupt as it unfairly prosecutes Trump.

Biden also doesn’t get much credit for past legislative triumphs such as the bipartisan infrastructure bill and leading the way toward a measure that avoided a default on the nation’s debt.

The election is over a year away, and Biden has plenty of time to make his case. But if you asked many Democrats if the president would be less popular than Trump or George W. Bush, they would not have believed it.

Joe Biden is thus under the gun, and Democrats are worried and going public with their concerns. They may be wondering if the Republicans will unite, turn out the base, attract Independents, and overcome Biden in 2024.

Author Expertise and Experience

Serving as 19FortyFive’s Defense and National Security Editor, Dr. Brent M. Eastwood is the author of Humans, Machines, and Data: Future Trends in Warfare. He is an Emerging Threats expert and former U.S. Army Infantry officer. You can follow him on Twitter @BMEastwood. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science and Foreign Policy/ International Relations.

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Now serving as 1945s New Defense and National Security Editor, Brent M. Eastwood, PhD, is the author of Humans, Machines, and Data: Future Trends in Warfare. He is an Emerging Threats expert and former U.S. Army Infantry officer.