U.S. President Joe Biden's approval rating reached a new low, a poll revealed today that also showed preference for his predecessor in office, Republican Donald Trump. Photo: Archive.

U.S. President Joe Biden's approval rating reached a new low, a poll revealed today that also showed preference for his predecessor in office, Republican Donald Trump.

The Wall Street Journal poll, published Saturday, gives just 37 percent of respondents support for Biden's job as president, while 61 percent think the opposite.

When asked about a possible showdown between the two next year, 47% of those interviewed said they would lean towards Trump - despite all his legal problems - and 43% said they would vote for Biden.

The investigation itself inquired who he would support if the elections were held on the same day: the former president (2017-2021) also overtook the current head of the White House.

Although the numbers are relatively low, 37% sided with the New York tycoon and 31% of respondents said they would give their vote to the occupant of the Oval Office.

However, 49% stressed that the policies implemented by Trump had helped them personally, while 53% said the same about Biden.

The investigation comes in a context in which Trump, 77, is seen as the favorite in the Republican Party's presidential primaries, although he faces 91 criminal charges between state and federal and four trials that will last until the first half of 2024, in the middle of the election campaign.

Biden, 81, meanwhile, announced earlier this year his plans to run for reelection, a decision driven by the fact that his rival was also in the race, as he suggested in recent statements.

The president is under Republican fire, which wants to burn him with a possible impeachment inquiry and in this scenario they seek to use the problems of his son Hunter Biden to be the spark that ignites the flame.

Biden defeated Trump in the 2020 election, an outcome the Republican is reluctant to accept.

Democratic strategists are confident that if Biden has already beaten Trump once, it could happen again on November 5, 2024, but in politics yesterday is history and tomorrow is too uncertain.

(With information from Prensa Latina)