Biden Bounce Continues: Approval Up to 60%

Sixty percent (60%) of voters nationwide now approve of the way President Biden is performing his job. A Scott Rasmussen national survey found that 34% disapprove and 6% are not sure.

Approval of the president is up three points from a week ago and up seven points from two weeks ago. Following passage of the COVID relief bill, President Biden’s approval rating has soared to match his highest total to date.

The current totals currently include 32% who Strongly Approve and 26% who Strongly Disapprove.

While the president is enjoying a political honeymoon, underlying partisan divides remain unchanged. Forty-five percent (45%)  want either Trump-like or traditional Republican policies while 44% prefer either Sanders-like or traditional Democratic policies.

On the Republican side, support for Trump-like policies dominate. On the Democratic side, equal numbers support traditional Democratic policies and Sanders-like policies.

Other survey data shows that 35% of voters favor statehood for Washington, DC. Forty-one percent (41%) are opposed. Few, however, are really following the debate.

Sixty-five percent (65%) believe the United States is still the land of opportunity.

Fifty-nine percent (59%) of voters believe the federal government is a special interest group that looks out primarily for its own interests. Just 17% of voters disagree and 23% are not sure. A majority of every measured demographic group sees the federal government as a special interest group.

Other recent survey data shows that just 26% of voters nationwide believe that the right person was declared the winner in each of the last two presidential elections. Most voters (56%) believe at least one of the last two presidents was illegitimate. Most Democrats still believe Hillary Clinton was the legitimate winner in 2016 and most Republicans believe Donald Trump was the legitimate winner in 2020.

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Note: Neither Scott Rasmussen,, 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 March 18-20, 2021. Field work for the survey was conducted by RMG Research, Inc. Most respondents were contacted online or via text while 201 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.

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