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Not 'Competent" or 'Honest': Biden Approval Rating Among Worst in Modern History

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Joe Biden’s approval rating is second lowest only to the two other lowest-rated presidents in modern history, Jimmy Carter and George H.W. Bush.

According to the latest Quinnipiac University Poll, Joe Biden’s approval has crashed to only 38 percent positive with a majority (58 percent) disapproving of his job as president thus far.

Naturally Republicans really can’t stand Biden (94 percent disapprove), but even independents are extremely unhappy with a massive 60 percent finding disfavor with Biden. This is very, very bad news for both Biden and the Democrats as they begin to look to the 2022 midterm elections next year.

The American people clearly don’t trust Joe Biden.

“Battered on trust, doubted on leadership, and challenged on overall competency, President Biden is being hammered on all sides as his approval rating continues its downward slide to a number not seen since the tough scrutiny of the Trump administration,” said Quinnipiac University polling analyst Tim Malloy.

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The poll also found:

  • More than half say 55%-42% said the Biden administration is not competent in running the government.
  • Fifty percent said Biden is not honest, while 44% said he is.
  • Forty-one percent said he has “good leadership,” while 56% said he doesn’t.
  • Fifty-five percent disapprove of his handling of the economy.
  • Fifty-eight percent disapprove of his job as commander in chief.
  • Sixty-seven percent said he’s wrong on immigration and border issues.

As to the worst presidential ratings, Jimmy Carter and George H.W. Bush got the lowest ratings in modern presidential polling by winning only 27 percent support in 1978 and 1992 respectively. Carter closed his presidency in 1981 at 33.7 percent approval.

However, even the fact that he isn’t the worst of all is not really that helpful to Biden because for both Carter and Bush, their lowest approval ratings came after several years of mounting failures. Meanwhile, Biden hasn’t even gotten a year into his presidency yet.

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Warner Todd Huston has been writing editorials and news since 2001 but started his writing career penning articles about U.S. history back in the early 1990s. Huston has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business Network, CNN, and several local Chicago News programs to discuss the issues of the day. Additionally, he is a regular guest on radio programs from coast to coast. Huston has also been a Breitbart News contributor since 2009. Warner works out of the Chicago area, a place he calls a "target rich environment" for political news.