Fifty-four percent (54%) of voters nationwide now approve of the way President Biden is performing his job. A Scott Rasmussen national survey found that 40% disapprove and 6% are not sure.
Approval of the president is down two points from last week and down six points from three weeks ago. This is the third straight weekly decline in the president’s approval rating. However, his approval rating remains higher than the ratings ever achieved by his predecessor, Donald Trump.
The totals currently include 31% who Strongly Approve and 30% who Strongly Disapprove.
President Biden receives approval from 92% of Democrats, 47% of Independents, and 19% of Republicans.
Other survey data shows that 40% of voters now expect the nation to be more polarized in a year. That’s up 12 points since Biden took office just over a month ago.
Views of Democrats have not changed during the president’s first month in office. However, the Republicans and Independents who expect the nation to be more polarized has increased significantly during that time.
Twenty-one percent (21%) of all voters think the country will be more unified in a year. That’s down three points from a month ago.
On a different topic, 43% of African-Americans would feel threatened if approached by a police officer while alone. Just 33% would feel safe.
Additionally, 50% of voters believe that many states and cities overreacted to the Coronavirus pandemic in ways that did more harm than good.
Other recent polling shows that, for the first time ever, a plurality of voters believe the worst of the pandemic is behind us. Thirty-nine percent (39%) hold that optimistic view while 31% believe the worst is still to come. Sixty-one percent (61%) believe the minimum wage should be set by states rather than having a single national standard. And, 71% think it’s likely that liberals and conservatives will eventually rely upon separate social media platforms.
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Note: Neither Scott Rasmussen, ScottRasmussen.com, nor RMG Research, Inc. have any affiliation with Rasmussen Reports. While Scott Rasmussen founded that firm, he left more than seven years ago and has had no involvement since that time.
The survey of 1,200 Registered Voters was conducted by Scott Rasmussen using a mixed mode approach from February 25-27, 2021. Field work for the survey was conducted by RMG Research, Inc. Most respondents were contacted online or via text while 156 were contacted using automated phone polling techniques. Online respondents were selected from a list of Registered Voters and through a process of Random Digital Engagement. Certain quotas were applied, and the sample was lightly weighted by geography, gender, age, race, education, and political party to reasonably reflect the nation’s population of Registered Voters. Other variables were reviewed to ensure that the final sample is representative of that population.