At the start of 2023, President Joe Biden’s approval ratings were in the tank, at just 41%.
But oddsmakers predict his approval rating would grow, to 43.5%, if he agrees to give a Super Bowl interview, according to OddsChecker.
Books give Biden -150 odds — or an implied 60% chance — his popularity will rise to at least 43.5% if he gives an interview.
Even if he delivers an interview, and even if it boosts his approval, Biden’s ratings are still among the lowest of all post-World War II first-term presidents, according to Gallup.
Biden entered office in 2021 with a 57% approval rating. By that September, that number plummeted to 43%. A Gallup poll released Jan. 18 showed Biden’s approval at just 40%.
His first year average approval rating was just 48.9%. Among post-World War II first-term presidents, only Donald Trump fared worse, at just 38.4%. Former President Bill Clinton hovered around the same average as Biden, but all others averaged 57% or better, Gallup said.
Still, a small boost is better than no boost.
“Last year, Biden did a Super Bowl interview that led to a week of rising approval ratings. Prior to the interview he sat at 41.4% and peaked at 42.4% ten days later,” OddsChecker spokesman Kyle Newman said. “If he does an interview this weekend, and the same trend holds, it would lead to a 43.7% approval rating. That would be the President’s highest since January 16th, (at) 43.9%.”
Sportsbooks predicts a 44% chance that jobs would be discussed in the interview, putting it the most likely topic in a hypothetical interview. The Super Bowl itself follows, at an implied 40% chance of coming up. Topics of Ukraine, the President’s Build Back Better Act and Diversity all follow.
Meanwhile, Sportsbooks lean toward a Philadelphia Eagles win. With Pennsylvania being Biden’s native state, odds give the Eagles and quarterback Jalen Hurts the best chance of being Biden’s first mention should he give an interview.
February 12, 2023 at 8:02 am
Biden’s mental deficiencies, serial lying and corruption put our country in serious danger
Claude Kirk the younger
February 12, 2023 at 9:28 am
Spot on Ms. Greenbarg.
And to the rest of our readership pay no attention to the fact you have never heard of “Sportsbooks”. You are expected to latch onto any positive press for your Manchurian candidate, be it Biden, Harris, or whoever and rally behind it.
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