Biden’s 100-day approval rating among the lowest in history

by Peter Heck · Apr 26th, 2021 9:35 am
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Last Updated Apr 28th, 2021 at 11:29 am

As he approaches his 100th day in office, President Joe Biden is experiencing approval ratings that rank among the lowest in history at this point in his presidency.

Though Biden's 52% rating ranks a full 10 points higher than his predecessor, former President Donald Trump, it still falls well below the marks typically achieved by U.S. presidents enjoying their "honeymoon period" with the American people.

Trump's 42% rating was the lowest since official ratings began to be recorded in 1945, followed by President Gerald Ford's 48%. Biden comes in third worst at 52%.

In contrast, several presidents in modern history have ranked well over 60% after their first 100 days. Trump's predecessor, Barack Obama, enjoyed a 69% approval rating. George H.W. Bush was even better at 71%.

Former President Ronald Reagan holds the record for the highest rating at this stage of a presidency, at 73% approval.


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