Fifty-six percent (56%) of voters nationwide approve of the way President Biden is performing his job. A Scott Rasmussen national survey found that 37% disapprove and 6% are not sure.
Approval of the president is down a point from last week and down four points from two weeks ago. However, that may be more a reflection of statistical noise rather than evidence of declining support. For five straight weeks, President Biden’s Job Approval rating has stayed within two points of 58%. That’s within the survey’s margin of error.
However, the results may include a hint that intensity of support has slipped a bit. Currently, 30% Strongly Approve and 28% Strongly Disapprove. Strong approval is down five points from a week ago and down 11 from the president’s first week in office. Strong disapproval is up eleven points since the president’s first week.
While Democrats remain unified and strongly support the president, there is a gap between Republicans who prefer Trump-like policies and Traditional Republicans. Among those who prefer Trump-like populist policies just 11% approve of Biden while 84% disapprove. Those who support traditional Republican policies are more evenly divided: 49% approve and 44% disapprove.
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 18-20, 2021. Field work for the survey was conducted by RMG Research, Inc. Most respondents were contacted online or via text while 212 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.