Biden at 61 Percent in New Poll, Outdoing Trump as He Undoes His Agenda - The New York Times

  

Category:  News & Politics

Via:  jbb  •  3 weeks ago  •  35 comments

By:   Glenn Thrush and Maggie Astor

Biden at 61 Percent in New Poll, Outdoing Trump as He Undoes His Agenda - The New York Times

S E E D E D   C O N T E N T



t_logo_291_black.png Feb. 4, 2021, 12:53 p.m. ETFeb. 4, 2021, 12:53 p.m. ET

By Glenn Thrush and Maggie Astor

merlin_182630883_c0e940f0-9663-4ecf-8d5e-707a5351406e-articleLarge.jpg?quality=75&auto=webp&disable=upscale People cheered for President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on Inauguration Day last month.Credit...Kenny Holston for The New York Times

It is still early in his term, but President Biden seems to have broken out of the red-blue trench warfare of public polling of the Trump era — hitting the 61 percent approval mark in an A.P.-NORC Center for Public Affairs poll released Thursday.

The poll, which is roughly in line with other recent surveys, shows that Mr. Biden's popularity is powered by his commitment to tackling the pandemic and other problems by consulting advisers and experts, along with near-universal approval among Democrats.

Unlike former President Donald J. Trump, whose approval never moved beyond his conservative base, Mr. Biden is making modest inroads with Republicans — earning a 27 percent approval rating, up from the low teens or high single digits in most polls taken during the 2020 campaign.

Independents, who swung for Mr. Biden in his race against Mr. Trump, approved of him by a 58-to-39 percent mark, the survey found.

Recent polls from other organizations have shown Mr. Biden with a somewhat lower approval rating, in the low- and mid-50s, with an aggregated 54.3 percent approval rating, according to RealClearPolitics.com.

But there are indications that Mr. Biden's honeymoon could be provisional.

When asked to judge the new president on a variety of criteria (from fighting corruption to managing the military to shepherding the economy) Americans who answered the A.P. poll were broadly split into three nearly equal camps — those who support him, those who oppose him, and those who are taking a wait-and-see approach.

Most presidents top 55 percent or higher in their first few months in office. Mr. Trump, who often touted (and distorted) his approval ratings, is the first modern-era president never to reach 50 percent in poll aggregations at any time during his four years in office.

The closest he came was hitting the mid-40s in the week after he took office. But his approval ratings plummeted after he instituted a ban on immigration from some Muslim countries in January 2017.

And Mr. Trump's approval numbers have fallen since the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol, settling below 40 percent in most recent surveys, after which he was impeached by the House and charged with "incitement of insurrection." A Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday found Americans were closely divided on whether the Senate should convict him in the trial: 50 percent said yes and 45 percent said no, with a margin of error of plus or minus three percentage points.

Continue reading the main story


Tags

jrDiscussion - desc
[]
 
JBB
PhD Principal
1  seeder  JBB    3 weeks ago

Poor Donald! Nobody loves him. Everybody hates him!

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
PhD Guide
1.1  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  JBB @1    3 weeks ago
Poor Donald! Nobody loves him. Everybody hates him!

He will always have his poorly educated Always Trumper's who love him right or wrong. To them dishonest Donald can do no wrong, he's a fictionalized character in their minds and represents the "under Dog" who they will root for like some WWE wrestling villain who they think got a bad rap and is a protagonist who got cast as the antagonist. Trump could get arrested, tried for raping children and convicted by a jury and his base will claim it's all a deep state plot and that it's really Democrats who are lizard people that buy child sex slaves and eat babies. Nothing short of a back-ally lobotomy will change their minds.

 
 
 
JBB
PhD Principal
2  seeder  JBB    3 weeks ago

Polls show President Biden has already impressed voters with his professionalism and his obvious concern for all Americans as he and his team turn our ship of state away from the scourge of Trumpism. 

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
Professor Expert
2.1  FLYNAVY1  replied to  JBB @2    3 weeks ago

I think people on both sides of the aisle are just happy that the noise level has been turned way down from that of a NASCAR wreck on an hourly basis to something akin to Musak.   People are sleeping better I bet too.

 
 
 
Tessylo
PhD Principal
2.1.1  Tessylo  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @2.1    3 weeks ago

A lot of folks are looking a lot happier too.  When I watch Stephen Colbert sometimes, he looks so happy.  

I love saying President Biden!

I never used that word regarding the former occupant of the White House.  

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
Professor Expert
2.1.2  FLYNAVY1  replied to  Tessylo @2.1.1    3 weeks ago

Hell.... How about the speech Biden gave from the State Department yesterday.......  We haven't had that level of clarity with the Russians over the last four years for sure.

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
Junior Guide
3  Just Jim NC TttH    3 weeks ago

Ahhhh yes. Polls.....................

"The poll — Quinnipiac’s first since Biden took office on Jan. 20 — shows the newly inaugurated president’s approval at 49 percent, while 36 percent said they disapprove of how he has handled his job in the White House so far. Another 16 percent said they either didn’t have an opinion on the matter or declined to answer."

 
 
 
Hallux
Freshman Participates
3.1  Hallux  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @3    3 weeks ago

The 'bright' side of Polls ... there's always a number to cherry pick.

Good morning Jim.

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
Junior Guide
3.1.1  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Hallux @3.1    3 weeks ago

Good morning to you my friend.

 
 
 
JBB
PhD Principal
3.2  seeder  JBB  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @3    3 weeks ago

Apparently Biden is moving up in the polls. Those same polls showed Trump never achieved 50%...

 
 
 
Tessylo
PhD Principal
3.2.1  Tessylo  replied to  JBB @3.2    3 weeks ago

"Apparently Biden is moving up in the polls. Those same polls showed Trump never achieved 50%..."

How that must burn the former occupant of the White House!

 
 
 
Tessylo
PhD Principal
3.3  Tessylo  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @3    3 weeks ago

How predictable, supporters of the former occupant of the White House never like it when polls show the truth of how people love President Biden

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
Junior Guide
3.3.1  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Tessylo @3.3    3 weeks ago

And it is painfully obvious that some people don't like conflicting polls that downplay that "love"

 
 
 
Kathleen
PhD Principal
3.3.2  Kathleen  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @3.3.1    3 weeks ago

Get use to the halo on top of Biden’s head.

 
 
 
pat wilson
Professor Guide
3.3.3  pat wilson  replied to  Kathleen @3.3.2    3 weeks ago

Better than that strange critter trump wears on his head, lol.

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
PhD Guide
3.3.4  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  Kathleen @3.3.2    3 weeks ago
Get use to the halo on top of Biden’s head.

It's not that Biden is so great, it's just in comparison to dishonest Donald even a regular Joe looks like a Saint.

 
 
 
devangelical
Masters Expert
3.3.5  devangelical  replied to  Kathleen @3.3.2    3 weeks ago

[Deleted]

 
 
 
Kathleen
PhD Principal
3.3.6  Kathleen  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @3.3.4    3 weeks ago

Social media will put him up on a pedestal and he will do no wrong. 

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
PhD Guide
3.3.7  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  Kathleen @3.3.6    3 weeks ago
Social media will put him up on a pedestal and he will do no wrong. 

Just not tweeting insanity and lies at 3 am will be a huge improvement over our last white house occupant. The bar was left on the ground so even an elderly former senator will have no problem clearing it, he won't need any help from social media.

 
 
 
Kathleen
PhD Principal
3.3.8  Kathleen  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @3.3.7    3 weeks ago

Yes he will and they are holding his hand.

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
PhD Guide
3.3.9  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  Kathleen @3.3.8    3 weeks ago
Yes he will and they are holding his hand.

Are you even able to admit that Biden is at least non-abrasive when compared to Trump? Are you able to at all see the appeal and the reason why many were exhausted by Trumps continued misbehavior and divisive tweets? Can you not see how different even the first two weeks of a Biden administration has been? Or is there only bitter dismissiveness left to throw in the faces of those you apparently disagree with?

 
 
 
Kathleen
PhD Principal
3.3.10  Kathleen  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @3.3.9    3 weeks ago

No, I can see all the news stations and it’s quite clear. I am not bitter, just observant. 

 
 
 
Greg Jones
Senior Participates
4  Greg Jones    3 weeks ago

Just remember that the fed up citizens were voting more against Trump than for Biden.

The Dems could lose their slim advantage very easily

 
 
 
lady in black
Professor Participates
4.1  lady in black  replied to  Greg Jones @4    3 weeks ago

Doesn't matter, so long as orange conman, the worst president in the entire history of the US was a one term loser.  It's nice having adults in charge once again. 

 
 
 
JBB
PhD Principal
4.2  seeder  JBB  replied to  Greg Jones @4    3 weeks ago

Biden and his team brought professionalism back!

You cannot underestimate how reassuring that is...

 
 
 
pat wilson
Professor Guide
4.3  pat wilson  replied to  Greg Jones @4    3 weeks ago
The Dems could lose their slim advantage very easily

Not if republicans continue to cater to the fringe nut cases in their party.

 
 
 
devangelical
Masters Expert
4.3.1  devangelical  replied to  pat wilson @4.3    3 weeks ago

except that the GOP is mostly a coalition of nut cases now...

 
 
 
JBB
PhD Principal
4.3.2  seeder  JBB  replied to  devangelical @4.3.1    3 weeks ago

Nuttier than a Pay Day Bar!

 
 
 
pat wilson
Professor Guide
4.3.3  pat wilson  replied to  devangelical @4.3.1    3 weeks ago

Yes, sad.

 
 
 
Kathleen
PhD Principal
5  Kathleen    3 weeks ago

I have never had any faith in polls, they can change at a drop of a hat. People are fickle and if you don’t do what they want, then you are not popular anymore. Sure, half the country wanted Trump out, but did they really take a look at what they bought?

Only time will tell, it’s early yet, give it at least 2 years and then we can see where those polls are. 

 
 
 
Tessylo
PhD Principal
5.1  Tessylo  replied to  Kathleen @5    3 weeks ago

The supporters of the former occupant of the White House will never support President Biden.  [Deleted]

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
PhD Guide
5.2  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  Kathleen @5    3 weeks ago
Sure, half the country wanted Trump out, but did they really take a look at what they bought?

More than half the country by nearly 8 million, and yes, when given the choice between a dangerous erratic lunatic liar who praised authoritarians and insulted our allies, has more than two dozen accusations of sexual assault against him and who lied about the pandemic and mishandled it so badly that while he was saying it would just "go away like a miracle" nearly half a million Americans died, choosing the regular Joe was an easy choice for the vast majority of Americans.

 
 
 
Kathleen
PhD Principal
5.2.1  Kathleen  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @5.2    3 weeks ago

It’s in his hands now. We shall see in the next 4 years what happens. Actually, I am having fun seeing what will happen.

 
 
 
Tessylo
PhD Principal
6  Tessylo    3 weeks ago

LOL!  The former occupant was never rated highly, even on his best day.

 
 
 
devangelical
Masters Expert
7  devangelical    3 weeks ago

[deleted]

 
 
Loading...
Loading...

Who is online



Drakkonis
321steve - realistically thinkin or Duu
Mark in Wyoming


43 visitors