Biden could have the lowest midterm approval rating
FiveThirtyEight's historical presidential approval ratings for Biden and the four most recent presidents in their first 18 months in office, 1993-2022
A line chart showing approval ratings for the first 18 months in office for the five most recent presidents: Biden Trump, Obama, Bush and Clinton. Biden's approval rating is lower than all the previous presidents' going into the midterm elections.
The first data point for each president reflects when there was enough polling data to produce an average. All data is current as of July 13, 2022, at 5 p.m. Eastern.