Rasmussen Reports released new figures on the present popularity of President Biden. In the poll, you can find several figures, among which, the increasing disapproval from Americans towards the Democrats stands out.
39% of Americans indicate that they categorically disapprove of Biden, and although the numbers on the matter have varied significantly since he assumed the presidency, there are still more people who reject the head of state, than the 30% who strongly approve of him. Rasmussen shows on the charts that the approval rating is -9 for Biden.
Putting these numbers into perspective, in another recent survey by Rasmussen, only 38% of Americans consider that the country is heading in the right path. In other words, more respondents strongly reject Biden than those who consider that the country is on the right track — under his presidency.
In the approval poll, Rasmussen compares the popularity of the Democrat and former President Trump on the same date, four years apart. By June 18, 2017, Trump had 50% approval – with the robust hostility that the former President faced by mainstream media – while Biden has 51% by June 18, 2021.
However, RealClearPolitics gathered the results of research that other large pollsters conducted and whose numbers vary between 40% and 60%. For example, Reuters / Ipsos places Biden’s support among Americans slightly higher, at 52%; Economist / YouGov indicates 48%; Monmouth at 49%; GU Politics / Battleground at 52%; Politico / Morning Consult Highest Biden at 53%; while The Hill / Harris X exceeds them all and places the Democrat at 61% approval.
Rasmussen gathers their data via telephone surveys of 500 likely voters per night and reported on a three-day rolling average basis. Since nowadays many people have abandoned traditional landline phones, Rasmussen also uses an online survey tool to interview randomly selected participants from a demographically diverse panel. According to Rasmussen, “The margin of sampling error for the full sample of 1,500 Likely Voters is +/- 2.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.”