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Biden jokes that he may not return from Spain as approval ratings fall

Written by Javed Iqbal

Is he really funny though?

President Biden joked on Tuesday that he might not return from Spain as his average approval rating reached a record low in the middle of worst inflation since 1981 and record high petrol prices.

Biden made the remark to the Spanish King Philip VI in an apparent attempt to compliment the beauty of the Royal Palace in Madrid.

“There’s an old saying in a small town in Delaware called Claymont, Del, a small steel town. And they say, ‘We are like poor relatives. We show up when we’re invited, and we stay longer than we do. “So be careful. We may not go back,” joked Biden.

In Denmark, Biden’s average approval rating of record low is 38.8%, with 56.9% of Americans disapproving of his performance, according to RealClearPolitics. Former President Donald Trump’s approval was 43.3% at the same time during his presidency.

Although Bidens was elected president in 2020 with the most votes in American history, Biden’s popularity plunged during last August’s chaotic Afghanistan withdrawal and has remained low, drawing on democratic hopes of beating Republicans back in the November congressional election.

A majority of media polls show that President Joe Biden, on average, has less than 45 percent approval.
A majority of media polls show that President Joe Biden, on average, has less than 45 percent approval.
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A poll by RealClear Politics shows that President Joe Biden's approval has dropped to 38.8 percent.
A poll by RealClearPolitics shows that President Joe Biden’s approval rating has dropped to 38.8 percent.
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President Joe Biden will meet with King Felipe VI of Spain and the Spanish Delegation at the Royal Palace in Madrid on Tuesday, June 28, 2022.
President Joe Biden referred to the small Delaware town of Claymont while speaking to King Philip VI of Spain.
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Spanish King Philip VI welcomes President Joe Biden to the Royal Palace in Madrid, Spain.
Spanish King Philip VI welcomes President Joe Biden to the Royal Palace in Madrid, Spain.
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US President Joe Biden speaks as he meets with King Felipe VI of Spain at the Royal Palace ahead of the NATO Summit in Madrid, Spain, on June 28, 2022.
Republicans have criticized President Joe Biden for allowing a fatal smuggling operation in San Antonio, Texas.
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Biden, who mistakenly referred to Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez as the country’s “president” while speaking to the king, faces public anger over economic problems as well as dissatisfaction with a number of other issues, including rising violent crime and four decades of high-level illegal immigration. according to opinion polls.

ONE Reuters / Ipsos poll published last week, Biden found with only 36% approval in general, with 34% of the population ratinging the economy as their biggest concern, followed by 10% saying crime and 6% each citing immigration, environment and inequality.

ONE Politico / Morning Consult poll also released last week found Biden with a 42% approval rating, but with a lower 32% approval rating for his handling of the economy.

Spanish King Philip VI laughs at an apparent joke from President Joe Biden.
Spanish King Philip VI laughs at an apparent joke from President Joe Biden.
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US President Joe Biden, left, and Spain's King Felipe walk up the stairs of the Royal Palace in Madrid, Spain, on Tuesday, June 28, 2022. Heads of state in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization meet for a NATO summit in Madrid from Tuesday to Thursday.
President Joe Biden allegedly tried to compliment the Royal Palace in Madrid, Spain.
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Progressive Democrats have accused President Joe Biden of not doing enough to protect abortion rights in the wake of the Supreme Court overturning the decision.
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US President Joe Biden (L) and Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez will hold a press conference following a meeting at La Moncloa Palace in Madrid, on the sidelines of a summit of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) on 28 June 2022.
President Joe Biden and Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez held a press conference at La Moncloa Palace in Madrid, Spain on June 28, 2022.
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Biden is attending a meeting of NATO leaders in Madrid to discuss efforts to arm Ukraine to combat Russia’s more than four-month-old invasion. He arrived in Spain on Tuesday after attending a G-7 summit in Germany.

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