Biden’s Approval Hits New High


Sixty-three percent of American approve of President Biden’s job performance thus far, according to an Associated Press-NORC poll released Monday, up 2 percentage points from late March.

The poll found 96 percent of Democrats, 62 percent of independents and 23 percent of Republicans surveyed approve of Biden’s work in his first three full months in office.

The survey also showed Americans with a growing sense of optimism about the direction of the country, with 54 percent saying the nation is on the right track, compared to 44 percent who believe it is on the wrong track. The 54 percent mark is the highest of any AP-NORC poll response to the question since 2017.

Biden’s overall approval rating is buoyed by his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, health care and the economy, according to the poll.

On the pandemic, 71 percent of Americans approve of Biden’s performance, including 47 percent of Republicans. Biden has made it the centerpiece of his administration’s agenda since taking office, pushing for economic relief measures and ramping up vaccine production and distribution.

Fifty-seven percent of Americans, meanwhile, approve of Biden’s handling of the economy, while 42 percent disapprove. And 62 percent approve of Biden’s work on health care so far, where he has prioritized expanding access to t… (Read more)

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