Biden Hits Worst Approval Rating in NBC Poll

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February 7, 2024

President Joe Biden saw his worst approval rating in an NBC News poll released Sunday.

Among the poll's respondents, 37 percent approved of Biden while 60 percent disapproved, representing his worst approval rating in an NBC poll since taking office. Similarly, the poll represented his lowest favorability rating in a survey from the network, with 36 percent reporting very or somewhat positive feelings toward him and 54 percent holding very or somewhat negative feelings.

Vice President Kamala Harris also saw her worst favorability rating in NBC polling since before she took office. Twenty-eight percent had a very or somewhat positive opinion of Harris, while 53 percent had a very or somewhat negative opinion, her worst showing in an NBC poll since August 2020.

Biden also fared poorly in hypothetical matchups with Republican challengers. Former South Carolina governor and ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley beat Biden by 9 points, while former president Donald Trump beat him by 5 points. At the same time, if Trump were to be convicted of a felony, he would lose to Biden by 2 points, according to the poll.

The poll, conducted between Jan. 26 and Jan. 30, queried 1,000 registered voters and had a 3.1 percent margin of error.

Sunday's poll is far from the first poor showing for Biden. He hit his worst approval rating in a CNN poll in December, and Trump has led Biden in the RealClearPolitics polling average since the middle of October.