Politics While 51% of Voters Approve of Biden's Performance, Only 25% Approve of Congress
3 takeaways from President Joe Biden's CNN town hall
President Joe Biden arrived in Ohio on Wednesday mindful the days for actual bipartisan governing in Washington are quickly waning. © Maddie McGarvey for CNN President Joe Biden participates in a CNN town hall on Wednesday in Cincinnati, Ohio. Throughout his CNN town hall, he voiced again and again his conviction that Republicans will come along, even though some are poisoned by conspiracies and others, he said, are "lying" on his record. He was confronted with open skepticism by some of his questioners, particularly on the matter of voting rights.
A recent study by theUniversity Politics Poll shows that the majority of voters are in favor of President 's performance as commander-in-chief, though the job is doing is considerably less popular.
The poll, which was released on July 26 shows that 51 percent approved of President Biden's performance as chief executive; 47 percent did not approve of the way he was handling the job as president. When it came to Congress, only 25 percent of respondents approved of their performance, with 69 percent disapproving.
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The George Washington University Politics Poll also showed that Democratic voters have more faith in state and local elections than. The trust in current political affairs is higher in Biden states than in Trump states.
"Most of the state and local officials who run our elections are long-time public servants whose goal is simply to help our democracy operate smoothly," said Danny Hayes, professor of political science and co-director of the recent poll.
"But if we've gotten to a place where voters trust the electoral system only when their side wins, then that undermines the idea of non-partisan election administration, which is essential for democracy."
Other statistics from the poll show that 82 of Republicans agree with the sentiment that "It is hard to trust the results of elections when so many people will vote for anyone who offers a handout." A mere 15 percent of Democratic voters agreed.
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Support for pertinent issues such as free and fair elections, free speech and peaceful protest are of equal voting percentage among bothand Republicans.
Furthermore, 55 percent of Republicans support the use of force to preserve the "traditional American way of life," in comparison to 15 percent of Democrats. Also, when posed with the scenario of "patriotic Americans taking the law into their own hands," 47 percent of Republicans were in favor of such actions as opposed to just 9 percent of Democrats.
This poll was conducted between June 4-23 in conjunction with George Washington's School of Media and Public Affairs, the Department of Political Science and the Graduate School of Political Management. The poll included 1,753 registered voters, with a sample size of 2,500 voters from October 2020. The poll was also conducted by YouGov to be representative of a national sample.
Joe Biden's approval rating simply hasn't moved in six months
The lack of a topsy turvy first few months has translated to Biden's approval rating. It's been the most stable for any president since the end of World War II. This, indeed, has been the story of the Biden presidency from a popularity standpoint. At every point at which I've checked in to see how Biden is doing from a historical perspective, nothing seems to shake his approval ratings.Right now, Biden's average approval rating right now rests at around 53%, no matter how you calculate said average.
A 2019 Pew Research study showed that many Americans are distrusting of Congress due to the idea that "influential people act unethically" in positions of power. Character traits such as competence, honesty and benevolence are at the core of these beliefs as well.
Also, the study showed that most Americans have more confidence in the way K-12 public school principals, military leaders and police officers handle their job responsibilities as opposed to members of Congress and tech industry leaders.
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