CNN was forced to admit on Friday that President Joe Biden’s approval rating is concerningly low.

Host John Berman and reporter Harry Enten detailed how Biden’s numbers are now the lowest ever for any president in the Quinnipiac, Hart/IPSOS, and CBS News polls.

Below is a transcript of the exchange:

BERMAN: “There is brand-new polling out on the presidential approval rating and it’s not good for President Biden. Joining us now, Harry Enten, CNN’s senior data reporter. These numbers are really tough.”

ENTEN: “You know, John, I don’t like just looking at one poll, I like looking at multiple polls. There were four different polls were released this week, Quinnipiac, we had a Hart/Public Opinion Strategy poll — that’s with NBC or CNBC —Ipsos/Reuters, CBS News/YouGov. And I want you to look, these numbers kind of differ, but they range from the low 30s to the low 40s — low 40s is not good either — but what’s key is, the lowest or tied to the low for the pollster, lowest here, lowest here, this is one point off the lowest, lowest here, and when you’re three of four pollsters showing the lowest numbers for the president of the United States, that is indicative of a president who is in a lot of trouble, at least to where he is standing historically.”

BERMAN: “Well, let’s talk about history here. How does Joe Biden, President Biden compare to former President Trump in this stage of the presidency?”

ENTEN: “You know, there was always this thing, ‘Oh, Donald Trump has the lowest approval rating at this point in his presidency.’ We did it over and over and over again. Well, at this point in his presidency, Donald Trump’s numbers, actually, his average approval rating is one point higher than Joe Biden’s, which is at 41%, Donald Trump at 42%. A first-term president at this point in his presidency, this is the lowest. This is the lowest for anyone who is elected to the presidency and didn’t get up there through the vice presidency. This is a really, really, really bad number.”


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