Chuck Todd Says Joe Biden's Dismal Approval Ratings 'Not His Fault'

President Joe Biden's low polling scores aren't entirely his fault, according to NBC's Chuck Todd, who reflected on the commander-in-chief's current popularity.

Todd was speaking with Boston Globe columnist Kimberly Atkins Stohr on his show Meet The Press Sunday, and the pair agreed certain elements were out of Biden's control.

The pair focused in on two key points: Biden's dealings with the legacy of former President Donald Trump, and his handling of the coronavirus crisis.

Todd said: "It seems as if there is nothing that the White House can do to improve their political standing these days.

"It does feel like every week there is another poll, there is a new bottom, there is a new this.

"Some of it is out of their control, his big two promises were to get COVID behind us and get rid of Donald Trump.

"COVID is not behind us and Donald Trump is still lurking, it is not his fault but is that why we are in this no man's land for him?"

Stohr replied: "It is a convergence of a lot of things.

"You have this pandemic that we can't get behind, you still have people who are struggling economically.

"Joe Biden also campaigned on a big broad agenda of trusting civil rights and helping people get back on their feet after this.

"These big broad packages, but even after these packages have passed there is still this constant threat to democracy that we keep talking about.

"The Democrats have failed to pass any measure to protect and bolster up our election system. That has people uneasy.

"Is that all Joe Biden's fault? Of course not, most of it isn't. You have Republicans who are lock solid against him and won't vote for anything no matter how many times Joe Manchin says he wants bipartisanship."

Biden's popularity has fallen significantly over the past several months, bringing into question his chances of winning a second term in 2024. Trump has also repeatedly hinted that he will run again for presidency next time out.

A new poll released last week by Redfield & Wilton Strategies showed that Trump was proving more popular than Biden in a hypothetical matchup.

The poll showed 42 percent of eligible voters would cast ballots for Trump while just 38 percent said they would back Biden. Some 16 percent said they did not know who they would vote for in the next presidential election.

Newsweek has reached out to the White House for comment.

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Chuck Todd attends the 2021 AFI Fest - "Meet The Press" Photo Call at TCL Chinese 6 Theatres on November 11, 2021 in Hollywood, California. US President Joe Biden speaks about the tornados which swept across the US, in Wilmington, Delaware on December 11, 2021. Todd claimed it was not Biden's fault for his poor popularity Mandel Ngan and/Getty