Just one year into his first term, President Joe Biden has already lost the trust of the American people – and a majority of voters believe he will go down as “one of the worst presidents in American history.”
Rasmussen Reports published the results of its national telephone and online survey on Wednesday which showed that voters believe Biden could be one of the worst to ever sit in the Oval Office.
The survey asked respondents how they believed the presidencies of Barack Obama, Donald Trump, and Joe Biden would be remembered, from one of the best to one of the worst.
Biden had the highest negative ranking of the group by far, with 54% of respondents saying that the sitting president will be etched in history as one of the worst to hold his office. A delusional 15% of respondents said that Biden will be remembered as one of the best, and 25% said Biden will be remembered as average.
Trump had the highest positive score out of the three with 41% of respondents voting him one of the best. Just 12% of respondents said that Trump will be remembered as an average president.
Obama’s numbers were split almost evenly among the three choices, with 34% of respondents saying he will be remembered as one of the best presidents, 33% saying he will be remembered as one of the worst, and 30% saying he will be remembered as an average president.
Not surprisingly, Biden performed the worst among Republican likely voters, 74% of whom said the sitting president will be remembered as one of the worst in American history. Biden’s negative perception among Democrats, 28%, was more than twice as high as that of Obama, 13%. Among independents, 62% believe that Biden will be remembered as one of the worst presidents in history compared to 42% for Trump and 33% for Obama.
Biden’s approval ratings have plummeted in recent months, with poll after poll finding that Biden is seen negatively by over half of voters.
Biden’s approval numbers also sit significantly lower than Trump’s did at the same point in his presidency.
As of Wednesday, Biden’s approval rating stood at 39 percent, while 59 disapprove. Of the 39 percent who approve, 20 percent do so “strongly,” while 48 percent “strongly” disapprove, resulting in Presidential Approval Index rating (those who strongly approve minus those who strongly disapprove), of -28. That is slightly better than the -33 percent Biden saw one week ago.
On February 2, 2018, Trump’s approval stood at 49 percent:
The continued negative approval trend for Biden comes as he enters the second year of his presidency after a year of foreign policy disasters in Afghanistan and looming issues at home, including rampant inflation and an ongoing supply chain crisis.
Meanwhile, Biden, in recent months, has chosen to focus on vaccine mandates, fighting to force the vaccine on roughly 84 million workers across the country via the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
He made the initial announcement in September in an angry speech, warning that his patience was “wearing thin” with unvaccinated Americans. However, the Supreme Court blocked the OSHA mandate, which would have affected millions of workers, in a 6-3 decision last month – marking just the latest failure to rock his administration.
Author: Conor Meekins