Joe Biden’s Approval Rating Surges?

Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

The first poll of 2023 shows positive things for President Joe Biden whose approval rating is slowly going up. A tracking poll prepared by Rasmussen Reports placed Biden’s approval rating at 47 percent. The poll was released on the first day of the 118th Congress. According to the poll, Biden’s disapproval rating is 52 percent.

Breaking the poll results further, around 27 percent of respondents said that they strongly approved of Biden’s so far performance, while 42 percent said that they strongly disapproved.

While Biden’s approval rates still remain lower than his disapproval rates, there is an improvement in his ratings when compared to the poll on December 30, where 26 percent had said they strongly approved of his performance.

However, while his strongly approve rates might have gone up, so have his disapproval rates, as in the December 30 poll, 31 percent of Americans said they disapproved of Biden. This means that the President is heading into 2023 with a mixed image, especially after the unprecedented midterm results where the Democrats performed far better than originally expected.

Rasmussen Reports’ figures for January 3 are the first polling numbers to have come out this year. They are also set to be included in poll tracker FiveThirtyEight’s analysis of Biden’s approval rating, which is going to look at the results from a variety of different polls.

The analysis showed Biden’s approval ratings to be around 43.4 percent on Tuesday, while his disapproval ratings were at 51.3 percent. This is a slight improvement from a similar analysis on December 31 when Biden’s approval ratings were 43.3 percent while his disapproval was at 51.3 percent.