Biden Reaches All-Time Low Approval in CNN Poll

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December 6, 2023

President Joe Biden's approval hit an all-time low in a CNN poll released Wednesday.

Just 37 percent of the poll's 1,795 respondents approved of the president's job in office, while 63 percent disapproved. The numbers represent the lowest approval and highest disapproval rating Biden has received in a CNN poll since the beginning of his presidency. The margin of error of the poll was 3.2 percent.

On specific issues, Biden received the lowest approval rating for his job on the economy, where 33 percent approved and 67 percent disapproved. That is the second-worst grade Biden has received from voters on the economy in a CNN poll—30 percent approved of his handling of the economy in June and July of 2022, while 69 percent disapproved.

Respondents also rated the economy as the most important issue facing America. Forty-two percent named the economy as their most important issue, followed by 12 percent who named immigration and 10 percent who named foreign policy.

Americans sided more with the Republican Party on economic issues, as well as immigration and crime. They sided more with Democrats, however, on abortion, climate change, and voting rights and election integrity.

Thirty percent of the poll's respondents identified as Republicans, 29 percent as Democrats, and 41 percent as independents.

CNN's poll is not the only one to show Biden is struggling with public approval. The RealClearPolitics polling average on Wednesday shows 40 percent approve of his job and 56 percent disapprove. FiveThirtyEight's polling average the same day had his approval rating at 38 percent and his disapproval rating at 55 percent.

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