Joe Biden’s poll numbers are still going down and he just crossed into dangerous polling territory for a president.
Real Clear Politics tracks all of the major polls and averages them. Media and people in politics pay close attention to the poll average as a barometer of the president’s approval.
Biden’s average has now dropped below 40% and that is not good.
FOX News reports:
Biden approval rating drops below 40% for the first time in an average of major polls
Approval of President Biden’s performance in the White House continues to weaken as the administration works to deal with the Ukraine border conflict, rising inflation, the continuing COVID-19 pandemic and chaos at the Mexican border.
For the first time since taking office, Biden’s approval rating — based on an accumulation of polling data — fell below 40%. A Real Clear Politics average of all the most recent national surveys measuring Biden’s standing put the president’s approval at 39% and his disapproval at 54%.
Biden has also found himself at the center of a Russia-Ukraine border conflict in Europe. Last month, Biden predicted Russian President Vladimir Putin would advance into Ukraine, saying, “My guess is he will move in. He has to do something.”
Biden continues to take heat from Americans over rising gas prices, leading his own party to introduce a proposal to temporarily suspend the federal gas tax in order to help blunt the financial pain of surging prices at the pump.
See the chart below. This is just brutal.
— Byron York (@ByronYork) February 9, 2022
People at the White House are paying close attention to this. You can take that to the bank.
President Biden's job approval drops below 40% for first time in Real Clear Politics Average
Biden Approval RCP
-RCP Feb 8, 2018 Trump Approval: 42.1%
-There are only 1,000 days until the 2024 presidential election! pic.twitter.com/pS34oLVWTV
— InteractivePolls (@IAPolls2022) February 9, 2022
Could he possibly go lower?