US President Joe Biden's public approval rating fell to 36% this week to tie the lowest rating of his 19 months in the White House, a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll completed on Tuesday finds.
The two-day national poll found that 59% of Americans disapprove of Biden's job performance.
Biden's approval rating has been below 50% since August 2021 and has hovered around its record-low since first hitting it in May, raising alarms his Democratic Party is on track to lose control of at least one chamber of Congress in the Nov. 8 midterm election. Biden's rating fell three percentage points from 39% a week earlier.
Biden's popularity has suffered from a surge in inflation, which rose to a 40-year high in June at 9.1%, the poll found.
Biden's approval rating within his own party fell to 69% this week from 74% a week earlier. Only 11% of Republicans approve of his performance in office.
The Reuters/Ipsos poll comes a day after a CNN poll found that Biden’s approval rating sits at 38%, with the low mark largely attributable to softening approval among Democrats.
The poll found that 57 percent of Democrats believe Biden has the right priorities, compared to 75 percent who felt that way in a CNN poll last fall.