Left-leaning poll aggregation website FiveThirtyEight’s constantly updating graph tracking the approval rating of Joe Biden shows that the president’s approval rating has dropped to 39%, hitting a new low for the administration.
As of June 13, FiveThirtyEight’s graph shows that a staggering 53.6% of poll respondents disapprove of Biden’s job performance, with 39.7% approving.
Biden was the most popular presidential candidate in US history, receiving a staggering vote count totaling over 81 million in the 2020 election. Biden’s supporter base dwarfed that of the most recent Democrat president, Barack Obama, who had also set vote records in 2008.
However, Biden’s massive voter coalition appears to have shrunken significantly since his inauguration, becoming wildly unpopular by even the most nonpartisan metrics.
On Sunday, progressive US House rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) refused to commit to supporting Biden in the 2024 presidential election, laughing at the prospect during an interview with CNN.
“I’m focused on winning this [House] majority right now and preserving a majority this year and 2022, so we’ll cross that bridge when we get to it,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “But I think if the president has a vision, that’s something, certainly, we’re all willing to entertain and examine when the time comes.”
“That’s not a yes [on endorsing Biden],” CNN’s Dana Bash pointed out.
“I think we should endorse when we get to it, but I believe that the president has been doing a very good job so far,” Ocasio-Cortez replied. “Should he run again, I think it’s — we’ll take a look at it.”
Ocasio-Cortez then laughed awkwardly, stating “Right now we need to focus on winning a majority instead of a presidential election.”
She previously said in March that Biden was facing a “collapse of support among young people,” and that “time for the administration is running out.”