2024

Joe Biden: Record Disapproval

Terrible numbers for incumbent president …

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Former U.S. president Donald Trump may be the convicted felon, but incumbent Joe Biden is the one who has taken the hit in the polls – and he’s running out of time to flip the proverbial script with voters.

According to the latest polling averages from FiveThirtyEight, 56.7 percent of America disapproves of the current president – compared to only 37.5 percent who approve. That’s a record disapproval gap of 19.2 percent with just five months to go before election day.

Biden has been “underwater” with voters – i.e. he’s had higher disapproval than approval ratings – since September 1, 2021, according to FiveThirtyEight. He’s been “underwater” by more than double digits since May 14, 2023.

That is sustained bad news, people … and it has consistently shown itself in polling data from the battleground states critical to Biden’s reelection.

Since Trump’s conviction ten days ago, Biden has seen his disapproval gap climb from 17.4 percent to its new record high of 19.2 percent.

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Just to be clear: Voters are not enamored with Trump, either. FiveThirtyEight‘s rolling assessment of his favorability is also terrible, with only 41.6 percent of the country saying it had a favorable impression of Trump compared to 53.7 percent who viewed him unfavorably. That’s an unfavorable gap of 12.1 percent – although the numbers haven’t moved since his conviction.

Biden’s struggles among Democrats’ core constituencies – blacks, Latinos and Gen Z/ millennial voters – are fast approaching the point of insurmountability. According to a recent GenForward survey conducted by the University of Chicago, only a third of Gen Z/ millennial voters currently support Biden – who leads Trump by only 2 percentage points among this critical Democratic demographic.

Meanwhile, Biden’s lead among black voters – while still commanding – is below historical norms (and below current levels of black Democratic partisan identification). According to a recent Pew Center survey, 18 percent of black voters say they are backing Trump – which, assuming it held, would be more than twice the level of support he received in 2020.

Among Latino voters, Trump is faring even better – with Biden’s prospects likely to be further eroded by the potential addition of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to multiple swing state ballots, according to a new Vote Latino survey released just last week.

Is there any good news for Biden in the polls these days? No, not really … which is why speculation regarding a potential Democratic coup at the top of the ticket continues raging unabated. Also, all of these polls were taken before Biden experienced several additional “senior moments” during a D-Day remembrance event in Normandy, France.

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Count on our media outlet to keep our audience in the loop on the state of the 2024 election the closer we get to next month’s national conventions … and the closer we get to Trump’s July 11, 2024 sentencing date on the thirty-four criminal counts he was convicted of by a Manhattan jury last month.

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17 comments

A Name June 8, 2024 at 5:46 pm

Wonder what that convicted felon, Trump’s, disapproval ratings are?

lol

I don’t think ol’ Dark Brandon is losing any sleep over his numbers after seeing Trump’s numbers going further into the toilet ;-)

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River Top fan June 9, 2024 at 8:10 am

Trump is filling stadiums, raising record money, people are even having large boat parades in support of Trump. I’ve yet to see a Biden boat parade… Since you have to have a job to buy a boat (not a government program for boat handouts) I’m sure we won’t see a Biden boat parade.

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JustCallMeAva Top fan June 9, 2024 at 12:21 pm

Because the Democrats aren’t part of a freaking cult! You can’t even recognize that this hero worship is insane for a rock star, let alone a presidential candidate.

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River Top fan June 10, 2024 at 9:54 am

But you are, TDS cult member. Good day sir/ma’am/whatever gender you liberals come up with.

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A Name June 9, 2024 at 3:31 pm

lol

Bless your pea picking heart, lil guy ;-)

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River Top fan June 10, 2024 at 9:54 am

Thank you

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The GOP's Dear Leader June 10, 2024 at 9:12 am

“Trump is filling stadiums”

He filled a few prisons too with the J6 losers.

Have fun at the stadium I guess, just remember to stay away from the punch bowl at your cult rallies.

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River Top fan June 10, 2024 at 10:06 am

You’re assuming I’ve been to a Trump rally which I have not. I’m just an observer that does not buy in to the leftist propaganda.

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Observer (the real one) June 9, 2024 at 8:23 am

While I have never approved of Biden, my disapproval of Biden in no way means that I approve of Trump.
Whatever the outcome in November, our country is royally screwed.

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The Colonel Top fan June 9, 2024 at 2:42 pm

Preach!

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A Name June 9, 2024 at 3:32 pm

How is the country screwed if Biden wins?

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Red Uprising June 10, 2024 at 9:15 am

The country is screwed by a Biden victory due to the continued march of late stage capitalism via status quo neoliberal policies continuing to obliterate the working class.

The ship is still sinking, even if Trump isn’t blasting new holes into it.

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Elephants Never Forget June 10, 2024 at 9:07 am

The conservatives are really building their delusions of grandeur ahead of time so when Trump inevitably loses to a doddering old fool yet crime family mastermind the “muh stolen election” cryfest will be ten times bigger.

In 20 years maybe this MAGA cult nonsense will finally be out of your head, but just remember: we’ll never let you forget you backed this criminal clod so fervently.

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Jennifer Cox Top fan June 10, 2024 at 10:49 am

Regardless of your political leanings, Joe Biden is both mentally and physically in BAD shape and his “support” people, including his wife, should be ashamed of themselves. He is in worse shape than my MIL who is in long term care. Elder abuse, pure and simple, at this point.

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Yup June 11, 2024 at 2:03 pm

Yup, that’s how awful Trump and the republicans are.

What you described is far better of and option to voters, than convicted felon, rapist, life long financial fraud who is also in very bad shape physically and, especially, mentally.

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Jennifer Cox Top fan June 11, 2024 at 5:20 pm

I had a hard time even trying to read and understand your reply, so I am going to guess you may be in a similar state to the President. I hope you are receiving the care you need.

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Owen Parker June 11, 2024 at 5:24 pm

You are correct. He really is in horrible shape.

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