CNN Poll: Joe Biden’s Approval Rating Sinks to Lowest of Presidency

joe Biden Medal of Honor
AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin

President Joe Biden’s approval rating sunk to its lowest level of his presidency in November, according to a Wednesday CNN poll, fueling the fears of Democrats who worry about Biden’s 2024 electability.

Biden’s approval rating in November was 37 percent, down two points since October and the lowest since he assumed office in 2021, the poll found:

  • November 2023: 37 percent
  • October 2023: 39 percent
  • August 2023: 39 percent
  • July 2023: 41 percent
  • December 2022: 46 percent
  • June 2022: 38 percent
  • October 2021: 50 percent
  • March 2021: 51 percent

Joe Biden’s struggling economy, the top issue among voters, is among his greatest vulnerabilities. Biden’s approval rating in November on the economy is the second-lowest of his presidency, at 33 percent, the poll found:

  • November 2023: 33 percent
  • October 2023: 36 percent
  • May 2023: 34 percent
  • December 2022: 36 percent
  • June 2022: 30 percent
  • December 2021: 45 percent
  • March 2021: 49 percent

The poll sampled 1,795 respondents from November 1-30, 2023, with a ±3.2 percent margin of error.

Despite his low approval numbers, Biden said he must run for reelection because former President Donald Trump is running again. “If Trump wasn’t running, I’m not sure I’d be running,” Biden said Tuesday, adding that Democrats “cannot let him [Trump] win.”

Many Democrats fear Biden is not the best candidate to challenge Trump, citing his age and polling numbers.

CRASH LANDING! Biden Falls at U.S. Air Force Academy Commencement

“If he continues to run, he will be the nominee of the Democratic Party. What he needs to decide is whether that is wise, whether it’s in HIS best interest or the country’s,” former Senior White House Adviser David Axelrod said.

Previous polling shows terrible numbers for Biden:

  • NBC News: Biden’s approval rating tanked to the lowest level of his presidency.
  • Quinnipiac University: A majority of voters disapproved of Biden’s sluggish economy, the top issue heading into the 2024 presidential election.
  • Bloomberg News/Morning Consult: Trump leads Biden in six of seven crucial swing states.
  • CNN: Trump leads Biden by three points among “men of color” voters.

Follow Wendell Husebø on “X” @WendellHusebø. He is the author of Politics of Slave Morality.


Please let us know if you're having issues with commenting.