President Biden has reached a new record.
A new poll from the Morning Consult registers Biden’s approval rating has hit its lowest point since entering the White House. Fifty-eight percent currently disapprove of Biden’s performance as president, according to the poll.
The Washington Examiner reports:
Biden’s current polling perfectly mirrors former President Donald Trump’s approvals from June 2020, as the coronavirus raged and voters were forced to grapple with widespread protests and riots sparked by a series of police killings and exacerbated by pandemic-linked, economic hardship.
At this point in his term in office, 45% of voters gave Trump positive marks as president, while 52% disapproved of his administration.
Morning Consult noted that “while Biden’s decline has not yet dragged down approval for most Democratic incumbents on the Senate side of the aisle,” historically, a president’s negative polling is directly linked to his party’s likelihood of holding on to congressional majorities in midterm elections.
Wednesday’s poll showed voters evenly split at 42% on whether they would vote for a generic Democrat or generic Republican in November, with 16% not yet having made up their minds. A Morning Consult poll conducted in September 2021 saw generic Republicans trailing Democrats by 4 points.
The poll’s results come amid reports that Biden has expressed frustration over the fact his polling is worse than Donald Trump’s and his series of domestic crises have brought on an onslaught of comparisons to President Jimmy Carter.