Struggling Joe Biden Finally Gets Good News

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( – A new Rasmussen Reports survey has found that President Biden has for the first time in five months had a positive approval rating. The poll found that 49 percent of Americans approved of Biden’s performance as the U.S. president while 48 percent disapproved.

FiveThirtyEight, a polling aggregate, noted that this was the first time since May’s YouGov survey that Biden has had positive approval ratings. However, the majority of other surveys still find that Biden’s approval ratings are in the negative.

President Biden has launched a presidential reelection win, hoping to win a second term in office in 2024. However, recent polls have found that his disapproval rating continues to be high with last month’s NBC poll finding Biden’s disapproval rating to be at 56 percent while his approval rating was at 41 percent. This was his highest disapproval rating since taking office in January 2021.

While the latest  Rasmussen poll may have found Biden to have a net positive rating, the poll also found that out of all those who approved only 28 percent “strongly” approved of his performance. However, 41 percent of those who “strongly” disapproved. The poll was conducted between September 25 and October 1 and it included 1,500 likely U.S. voters.

FiveThirtyEight has a list of polls that it considers reputable, and the Rasmussen poll is included in that poll. Previously a poll of 1,500 U.S. voters conducted from May 6 to May 9 by YouGov also found that Biden had a 48 percent approval rating and a 46 percent disapproval rating.

Different polls from October 2 however showed different results to the ones in the Rasmussen survey. According to FiveThirtyEight, the aggregation website gave Biden an overall net disapproval rating of 54.9 percent while his approval rating was around 39.8 percent.

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