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Saturday, February 6, 2021

Biden Approval

 Jeffrey M. Jones at Gallup:

Fifty-seven percent of Americans approve of the job Joe Biden is doing as president in Gallup's first measurement of the 46th president. That is just below the average 60% rating for post-World War II presidents elected to their first term.

Biden's 37% disapproval rating is among the highest for a president's first reading... Americans were much more inclined to form early judgments -- good or bad -- of these two most recent presidents than their predecessors, with no opinion responses typically exceeding 20% for presidents prior to 2017.
Biden receives near-unanimous approval from his fellow Democrats, at 98%, and a solid 61% approval rating among political independents. But Republicans are unlikely to approve of Biden, with 11% doing so while 85% disapprove.

 Biden's initial approval rating is more divergent by party than any other recent president,