Politics

President Biden’s approval rating drops but remains higher than Trump’s, Gallup shows

President Biden continues to hold a higher approval rating than former President Donald Trump ever recorded in office, polls show. But the public’s support for the new president appears to be weakening.

A Gallup survey released last week found that 56 percent of U.S. adults surveyed said they approve of the job Biden is doing as president, while 42 percent disapprove. That approval rating is 1 point lower than the 57 percent who approved of Biden’s job performance in January and April, and it is still 7 points higher than Trump’s approval rating high-water mark during his term of office: 49 percent.

One red flag for the president can be found in Iowa, where a Des Moines Register poll released Tuesday found a sharp drop in his approval rating in the state over the past three months. In its June survey, the Register put Biden’s job approval rating at 43 percent, with 52 percent of those surveyed saying they disapproved of his job performance. In March, Biden recorded an approval rating of 47 percent, compared with 43 percent of Iowans who said they disapproved. Iowa, once a pivotal swing state, trended Republican during the Trump presidency.

Patrick Murray, director of Monmouth University Polling Institute, attributed the fall to the president’s inability to push his legislative priorities through an evenly divided Senate. “Biden’s rating is still in net positive territory, but it seems to have taken a dip with the growing uncertainty that his signature spending plans will be enacted,” Murray said in a press release.

ARTICLE: PAUL MURDOCH
MANAGING EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE
PHOTO CREDITS: NBC NEWS

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