On Thursday, CNN News Central discussed President Joe Biden’s low approval ratings and the even lower approval rating of his management of the economy. They subsequently covered Fitch’s downgrade of the U.S.’s credit score from an AAA to an AA+ on Tuesday because of “deterioration in governance.” Instead of linking the troubling economic conditions to Biden’s policies, CNN quoted Biden’s administration and blamed the previous Trump administration.
CNN’s recent poll showed Biden’s approval ratings at 41 percent, lower than Former President Trump's at the same point in his presidency. “When you compare that to where it was with the modern-era predecessors, he’s down at the bottom,” political director David Chalian said, explaining how Trump and former President Jimmy Carter lost reelection with similarly low approval ratings.
“The economic perceptions of the country right now are also really bad,” Chalian continued. “25 percent say that the economy is good, and 75 percent say it’s bad. 51 percent of Americans in this new poll say that the economy is actually still getting worse. That it is in a downward spiral and still getting worse despite all the recent good economic indicators that we’ve heard about.”