Biden Pulls Off Shocking Victory

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

A Quinnipiac poll shows President Joe Biden has had a nine percentage points increase in his approval rating in the last month.

The poll, conducted between Thursday (August 25) and Monday (August 29), has a margin of error of 2.6 percent and had 1,419 participants.

According to the poll released on Thursday (September 1), Biden’s approval rating had hit 40 percent in August. The same poll had placed Biden’s approval rating at 31 percent in July.

Thursday’s poll also revealed that 52 percent of participants disapproved of the job Biden was doing.

Along party lines, the overwhelming majority of Democrats — 82 percent — approve of Biden’s job, an 11-point increase from July’s figures.

But Republicans aren’t nearly as satisfied, as 92 percent believe Biden’s doing a poor job. More Independents disapprove — 55 percent — of Biden’s jobs.

When taking a look at Biden’s performance on individual issues, the President received mixed assessments.

When it comes to Biden’s approach to the COVID pandemic, 50 percent of participants approve. Forty-four percent approve of Biden’s climate change approach. But Biden scored the lowest marks on the Mexican border, only getting a twenty-seven approval, which is Biden’s lowest rating on the border since entering the Oval Office.

Student loan forgiveness also received plurality support, with 53 percent of respondents approving of the Biden administration’s plans but views on student loan forgiveness are polarized, as 43 percent of participants disapprove of the initiative.