As President Joe Biden approaches the end of his first 100 days in office, it seems the good folks of America aren’t too happy with his performance. Biden is currently experiencing one of the lowest approval ratings in the history of our country for this point in a presidency.
Is that really surprising? The guy causes a massive border crisis, tries to push gun control measures, and basically does nothing to improve the COVID situation. What is there to be happy about?
Add to that all of the gaffes and the evidence that’s piling up showing that he is a few french fries short of a full happy meal and it’s no wonder he’s doing so badly.
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%.
Guess which president holds the record for the highest rating at this point in a presidency? If you guessed former President Ronald Reagan, you’d be correct. His approval rating was 73 percent.
That seems almost unheard of, but Reagan is considered by many conservatives to be one of the greatest presidents in our nation’s history, right up there with our first, George Washington.
Don’t think that Biden will ever hit those kind of numbers.