President Joe Biden’s opening approval rating on Friday came in below the ratings of his two predecessors when they had just started their presidency, according to a new poll by Rasmussen.
The Jan. 22 poll showed that 48 percent of likely U. S. voters approved of Biden’s job performance, while 45 percent disapproved. Rasmussen is the only national pollster tracking the presidential approval rating on a daily basis.
Going deeper, 36 percent strongly approved of the job Biden was doing, and 38 percent strongly disapproved, according to Rasmussen. The polling company’s daily tracking results are conduced by telephone surveys of 500 likely voters each night and reported on a three-day rolling average.
When President Donald Trump started his term on Jan. 20, 2017, his approval rating was at 56 percent, according to an archive of Rasmussen’s previous daily polling history. On that day, 44 percent disapproved of the job Trump was doing.
And when former President Barack Obama’s daily approval rating was tracked on Jan, 20, 2009, Rasmussen reported a 67 percent approval rating, according to their archives. On that day, 32 percent disapproved of the job Obama was doing.
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Here’s just some of what President Biden has already accomplished:— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) January 21, 2021
Rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement
Ended the Muslim travel ban
Safeguarded protections for Dreamers
Halted the ineffective border wall
President Biden is wasting no time in marshaling the resources of the federal government into action on COVID.— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) January 21, 2021
Today, the Biden admin released a national strategy to defeat the pandemic.
What a concept: A president who actually takes the defining crisis of our time seriously!