53% Approve of Biden Performance So Far, 39% Disapprove

Fifty-three percent (53%) of voters nationwide now approve of the way President Biden is performing his job. A Scott Rasmussen national survey found that 39% disapprove and 7% are not sure.

Approval of the president is down one point from a week ago, down three points from two weeks ago and down seven points from a months ago. This is the fourth 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 30% who Strongly Approve and 29% who Strongly Disapprove.

President Biden receives approval from 92% of Democrats, 44% of Independents, and 19% of Republicans.

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.

A separate question highlighted another aspect of the deep skepticism shared by most voters. Fifty-nine percent (59%) believe the federal government is a special interest group that looks out primarily for its own interests. Just 17% disagree.

On a different topic, 86% of voters believe that missing in-person education has been damaging to students. Additionally, 50% of voters believe that many states and cities overreacted to the Coronavirus pandemic in ways that did more harm than good.

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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 March 4-6, 2021. Field work for the survey was conducted by RMG Research, Inc. Most respondents were contacted online or via text while 237 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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