Politics Biden has nearly 90-point approval gap between Democrats, Republicans: poll
Joe Biden's Approval Rating Weighed Down by Border Crisis, Gun Policy
Despite a positive overall job approval, a majority of Americans have an unfavorable view of the president's handling of immigration and firearms legislation.According to an AP-NORC poll, 56 percent of people disapprove of Biden's stance on immigration, with 55 percent disapproving on the current border situation—the two worst readings of the issues included.
President Biden's approval rating shows a 90-point gap between Democrat and Republican supporters, .
The poll found that 96 percent of Democrats approve of Biden's early job performance, while only 10 percent of Republicans do.
According to Gallup, the gaps in Biden's approval by race and gender are comparable to those of former President Trump, but bigger than those under former Presidents Obama, Bush and Clinton.
Biden has an average approval rating of 56 percent over the course of the first two and a half months of his presidency, which is comparable to the averages for Clinton and Bush, according to Gallup. His average approval rating is lower than Obama's was during that same period, and higher than former President Trump's.
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Like Trump, Biden has scored only a 10-percent approval from the opposition party during this period, Gallup found.
The poll also found that the gap in approval rating for Biden between college graduates and nongraduates is in the double digits: 64 percent of college graduates approve of Biden's job performance, while 51 percent of nongraduates do.
The job approval rating for the current president is higher among women than among men, Gallup found. Forty-nine percent of men approve of Biden's job performance so far, while 62 percent of women do.
The polls are based on recent findings of combined data Gallup did for each president from their inauguration to the end of March, which covers the first two and half months of their presidency.
Polling results were based off data collected from phone interviews with a sample of 2,937 adults and a sampling error of plus or minus 2 percentage points.
GOP believes Democrats handing them winning 2022 campaign .
Republicans are riding high about their prospects for retaking both chambers of Congress in the upcoming midterms, thanks to the abundant campaign fodder they believe Democrats and the Biden administration have handed them in recent weeks. © Getty Images GOP believes Democrats handing them winning 2022 campaign Conservatives pointed to the surge of migrants at the southern border; difficulties getting kids back in school for in-person learning amid the pandemic; massive spending from the White House and Democratic-controlled Congress; the inclusion of progressive priorities in infrastructure and economic relief bills;