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Biden flunks: the lowest-rated Democratic president since 1974

According to a Gallup poll, Joe Biden only receives the approval of four out of ten Americans in his first two years in office.

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With seven days to go before the midterm elections, the Republican Party has a chance to regain its majority in Congress two years after losing it. Forecasts suggest that this will be the result of Joe Biden's poor performance during his first two years as president of the United States.

According to a Gallup poll, which measures the rating of the first two years of each president, Biden is the worst-rated Democratic president since 1974 (Gerald Ford's term). Only George W. Bush in his second term received a worse rating. Biden's administration only receives the approval of four out of ten citizens (40%).

The trend shows that the party of every president with failing approval ratings since Ford lost seats in Congress and would indicate that the Democratic Party and Joe Biden will not be able to maintain a majority in Congress. There are only two exceptions to this historical trend: the terms of George W. Bush in 2002 and Bill Clinton in 1998. Overall, Democrats fared worse after the midterm elections. The steepest drop was suffered by Barack Obama in 2010 (during his first term), when he lost as many as 63 seats.

Congress and the economy also fail

Only one in five Americans (21%) approve of Congress' work. Gallup shows that when citizens' approval rating for Congress are low, the president's party is usually held more accountable.

Regarding the economy, 46% of citizens believe the economy is the most important issue facing Joe Biden and his administration after the midterm elections. Five out of ten Americans (49%) think the economy is in bad shape, compared to 14% who think it is in excellent or good shape and 37% who think it is fair.

What do Hispanics think about Biden?

On the other hand, Hispanics are frustrated with Joe Biden. In another recent survey, the Bienvenido organization revealed the Hispanic community's disapproval of the president's efforts to combat the main problems affecting the United States and Hispanics themselves: the economy and inflation as well as the border and school indoctrination. Incidences such as Biden ignoring Hispanics on Columbus Day or forgetting about the middle class increases their disapproval of the president.

According to the Bienvenido poll, within a week the Hispanic vote could set a record in favor of the Republican Party.