President Joe Biden’s approval rating has hit a seven-month low, plummeting to 39 percent, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll. The drop comes as the 2024 presidential race heats up, showing Biden locked in a neck-and-neck battle with former President Donald Trump.
Critics have been questioning Biden’s leadership, particularly on matters concerning the economy and foreign policy. Meanwhile, the age factor has also come into play as Biden, at 80 years old, faces doubts about whether he’s fit to lead. Interestingly, Trump is 77, and not far behind.
A New York Times Siena College poll has Trump leading Biden in five out of six battleground states, with Biden only holding a lead in Wisconsin.
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was asked how the administration felt about these numbers.
“Really take these polls with a grain of salt. And one of the reasons why is just a year ago, there was the ‘red wave’ that never materialized. In 2011, we saw polls of Senator Romney beating President Obama. And that’s where those polls were,” Jean-Pierre said.