Biden’s Approval Rating Is Better Than Trump This Time, But Less Than Obama, Bush, Clinton
President Biden’s approval rating among Americans is 43% in negative territory, a six-point drop in just one month, according to a new gallup poll.
Polls released on Wednesday indicate that the decline in presidential numbers is due to a drop in approvals among independents. And there is less acceptance of Biden at this point in his presidency than his most recent predecessors, except for then-President Trump.
Biden received 43% approval and 53% disapproval in the September 1-17 vote. This is down from the 49%-48% approval/disapproval rating in Gallup’s August 2-17 poll. The president stood at 56%-42% in Gallup’s June election.
Where does Biden stand in the latest Granthshala News national poll?
The president’s flagging numbers come in the wake of much criticism of Biden for his handling of a troubled US exit from Afghanistan. And it also comes amid a surge in COVID cases this summer, mainly among unconnected people, due to the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant, as the nation struggles to combat the coronavirus, one of the first to attack the world in a century. Worst pandemic ever.
While the overwhelming acceptance of Biden by Democrats and overwhelming disapproval by Republicans has held steady this summer, the poll points to a large drop in approval by independents.
“Independents have shown the greatest variation in their opinion of how Biden is doing. Biden’s current 37% approval rating among independents is his lowest ever and 24 points below his personal high of 61%. Independents Between two-thirds of Biden’s slide is since he took office in the past three months,” Gallup highlighted in a release.
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While the president’s overall approval rating of 43% is higher than Trump’s 37% approval in a Gallup poll in September of 2017 — at the same point as his presidency — Biden lags behind his other most recent predecessors.
President Barack Obama stood at 52% in a Gallup poll in September 2009, and Bill Clinton recorded 47% support at this point in 1993. George W. Bush stood at 52% approval according to Gallup in early September 2001, but his number rose to 90% at the end of that month in the wake of the horrific 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Biden is on 42%-50% approval/disapproval in a national poll from Quinnipiac University, which was held from 10-13 September.
But the president was spilling water on 50% approval and 49% disapproval, a Granthshala news national poll Held on 12-15 September and released on Sundays. Biden stood at 53%-46% in the last Granthshala News poll, which was conducted in early August.
Presidential approval ratings have long been a much-watched barometer of a president’s clout and how well his party is likely to perform in the upcoming midterm elections. Democrats will defend their very thin majority in the House and Senate in the midterms of next year.
Gallup highlighted that the bottom line from their latest poll is that “Biden’s latest approval ratings further cement the fact that the honeymoon phase of his presidency is behind him. Political independents, who were part of the coalition , which helped him defeat Trump in 2020, largely disapproves of the work he is doing now as president.”
The Gallup poll also asked respondents to rate how Vice President Kamala Harris was handling her duties in office. According to the survey, Harris stands at 49% approval and 49% disapproval.
Gallup questioned 1,005 adults nationwide. The overall sample error of the survey was plus or minus four percentage points.