After several months in office, a few broad trends have emerged regarding Americans’ views of their new president, Joe Biden.
- A little more than half like the way Biden is handling the job. The proportion shifts by a few points every week or so, ranging between 52% and 58% since January, according to weekly Reuters/Ipsos polls.
- Biden does not appear to be winning over more Americans, however. HIs approval numbers have been relatively flat since he entered the White House.
- The number of Americans who disapprove of Biden has increased, and this includes the level of disapproval among independents. In January, the number of independents who said they approved of Biden outnumbered those who disapproved of him by a 2-to-1 margin. They are now almost evenly split: in the latest poll, five out 10 independents approved of Biden while four in 10 disapproved.
- Biden has consistently generated higher levels of public support than his predecessor, Donald Trump, did at the same point in his presidency.
The latest national opinion poll, conducted June 9-10, found that 55% of American adults approved of Biden, while 40% disapproved and 5% said they were not sure.
The Reuters/Ipsos poll was conducted online, in English, throughout the United States. It gathered responses from 1,004 adults in all, including 433 Democrats and 375 Republicans. It has a credibility interval, a measure of precision, of 4 percentage points.