Nearly 100 days into his term, President Joe Biden is more popular than former President Donald Trump. Beyond that, it’s up for debate.
In major national polls taken this month, Biden’s job approval rating has ranged from a low of 48%, according to Quinnipiac, which was relatively favorable to Democrats in last year’s election cycle, to a high of 61%.
Similarly, the spread has ranged from net approval of plus 22 points in a Hill survey that was Biden’s April high point to a low of plus 2 points in a more recent Rasmussen poll, which typically leans right. The RealClearPolitics polling average has Biden at 53.1% approve and 41.8% disapprove.
Being more popular than Trump was sufficient for Biden to win the presidential election. But Democrats once again underperformed their public poll numbers, barely holding on to the House, despite predictions they would increase their majority, and fighting Republicans to a 50-50 draw in the Senate,