President Biden’s approval rating as he approaches his 100-day mark in the White House is reportedly the “third lowest” since tracking began in 1945. According to a new ABC News/Washington Poll, only 53% of Americans approve of Biden’s work so far.
The Daily Wire reports:
“All told, 52% of Americans in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll approve of Biden’s work in office, lower than any president at 100 days in office since 1945, save Gerald Ford in 1974 (48%, after his unpopular pardon of Richard Nixon) and Donald Trump at 42% in 2017,” ABC News reported. “For the 14 presidents from Truman to Biden, the 100-day average is 66%.”
“Biden’s honeymoon appears to be ending, if it was even there in the first place,” ABC political director Rick Klein said. “What’s so striking here is, you can at the same time say President Biden is in so much stronger position than his predecessor, but so much weaker than almost everyone else that we’ve seen at this point in a presidency.”
One factor that likely played a major role in the difference between the approval rating that Biden and Trump received at the 100-day mark in their presidencies is the media coverage that each received.
“During his first three months in office, the broadcast evening newscasts have showered Biden with 59% positive press,” the Media Research Center reported. “Four years ago, those same programs were hammering Trump with 89% negative press — a stunning contrast.”
"During his first three months in office, the broadcast evening newscasts have showered Biden with 59% positive press. Four years ago, those same programs were hammering Trump with 89% negative press — a stunning contrast." https://t.co/tH34Y7lcas pic.twitter.com/PWYo5SDoWO
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The ABC News/ Washington Poll also revealed that American support for Biden’s proposed $2 trillion infrastructure package has only about 52% support amongst Americans and only 37% of Americans approve of Biden’s handling of the immigration crisis.