In the latest Washington Post poll, President Joe Biden's job approval rating has sunk to a dismal 36%, the lowest it has been since he took office. This marks a stark contrast from his predecessor Donald Trump, who had an approval rating of 44% at the same time in his presidency.
The low rating comes as Biden faces mounting economic concerns and criticism for his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Reuters, Biden's public approval fell to 39% this month, down from 42% in March. A CNN Poll of Polls also found that 41% approve of Biden while 55% disapprove.
The ABC News/Washington Post poll surveyed 1,000 adults between April 29 and May 2 and found that only 36% approved of Biden’s performance while 58% disapproved. The survey also showed that more than half (53%) said they do not think Biden is up to the job physically or mentally due to his age (78).
Despite the low approval ratings, Biden still remains popular among Democrats with 84% approving of him according to Gallup. But even among Democrats there is some concern about his age and ability to handle the demands of being president.
It remains to be seen if Biden can turn things around in time for the 2024 election but one thing is certain: he will need to make some big changes if he wants to win back public support and secure another term in office