Politics Poll: 10,000 agree, Biden just so-so at 50% approval, -1 than Trump
Biden's polling is steadier than Trump's
Poll of the week: A Quinnipiac University poll finds that President Joe Biden's job approval rating stands at 52% to a disapproval rating of 38% among registered voters. © Provided by CNN Biden's average approval rating is 55% and his average disapproval rating is 39%, which makes for an average net approval rating of +16 points. What's the point: Nothing ever seemed to shake Donald Trump's job approval rating. It moved less than any other president in the polling era. So far, Biden's proven to be even steadier than Trump. And very much unlike Trump, people seem to actually like what Biden is doing.
After a strong start in the polls, President Biden’s numbers are looking like former President Trump’s.
In its first full month rating from 10,000 likely voters, thehas the president at 50% approving his job and 47% disapproving.
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By comparison, Trump at this stage of his presidency had a 51% approval rating, with 49% disapproving in the full Rasmussen one-month evaluation. Rasmussen's daily Biden approval today is 49%.
Key groups are also following the Trump model which throughout his presidency struggled to get much above 51% approval among all likely voters. At this stage, Trump had an 81% approval rating among Republicans. Biden, by comparison, has an 83% approval rating among Democrats.
Even those with strong views are close. Biden’s strongly approve rating is 34%, his strongly disapprove 39%. For Trump it was 36% strongly approve, 40% strongly disapprove.
There is a difference in how likely voters view the direction of the country under Biden than under Trump.
Biden beats Trump on transparency. But he's playing catch up to Obama.
Government watchdogs are urging Biden to do more to keep the American public informed, including releasing virtual visitor logs.But five weeks into office, Biden has fallen short of his former boss, Barack Obama, in several areas, and is under pressure to do more to restore confidence in the federal government following Trump’s chaotic term in the White House.
With Trump, there was just a six-point difference between those who viewed the country headed in the right direction, 44%, to wrong direction, 50%. Under Biden the gap is 20 points, 37% right track versus 57% wrong track.
As part of the overall rating of a president, Rasmussen also compiles an approval index, the difference between strong approvals and strong disapprovals. In his first month, Biden scored a minus-five, slightly worse than Trump in his first full month at a minus-four. Here's how Rasmussen explained it: "Thirty-four percent (34%) of voters strongly approved of Biden's job performance in February, while 39% strongly disapproved. This gives him his first full-month Presidential Approval Index rating of -5. When Trump first took office in January 2017, he earned a full-month Approval Index rating of -4 after his first full month. During his final full month in office, his Approval Index rating was -8."
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The decline follows his decision to head for Cancun, Mexico, while millions of Texans were without power and water during severe winter weather conditions.The poll, conducted February 19-28, found that 43 percent of Texas voters approve of Cruz's job performance, while 48 percent disapprove.
Rasmussen, sometimes under fire because Trump often cited their results while president, made a point to note that unlike most media surveys that typically favor Biden, it uses a model nearly identical to the partisan breakdown in 2020 election exit polls.
The New York Times and CNN 2020 exit polls indicated the vote was composed of Democrats 37%, Republicans 36% and independents 27%. Rasmussen's model of 10,000 likely voters was weighted 38% Democrats, 36% Republican and 27% independents.
Most media polls overweight Democrats. In the most recent Biden approval survey, done by Ipsos Reuters, for example, the president had a 57% approval rating. That poll included 45% Democrats.
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Only 53% of Republican Voters Approve of the Job GOP Politicians Are Doing in Congress .
A new poll finds that while 80 percent of Democrats believe that Democrats in Congress are doing a good job, only 53 percent of Republicans said the same of Republicans in Congress.An NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll released Thursday found that while 53 percent of Republicans approved of the job Republicans are doing in Congress, 38 percent disapproved and 9 percent were unsure. Democrats gave significantly higher marks to members of their own party in Congress, with 80 percent viewing the job Democrats are doing in Congress positively and 16 percent disapproving.