President Joe Biden has higher job approval ratings than Congress as he nears his first 100 days in office, according to two new national polls.
Areport released Wednesday by Quinnipiac University showed 48% of American adults approve of Biden’s job performance. Most respondents to a Monmouth University poll, 54%, reported the same.Both polls showed around 40% disapprove of Biden’s performance.
In February, Quinnipiac found 50% of adults approved of Biden’s job performance compared to 51% for Monmouth. The percentage who disapprove remained virtually unchanged in both polls.
Quinnipiac poll respondents reported positively on the president’s handling of the economy, climate change, taxes and the coronavirus pandemic. Biden was rated lower on gun policy and the migrant crisis at the U.S. southern border.
Approval ratings for Congress are lower in comparison. Most adults (56%) told Monmouth pollsters they disapproved of Congress’ job performance, compared to 35% who approved.
Job performances for congressional Republicans in Congress were viewed favorably by 27% of adults while 63% disapproved in the Quinnipiac poll. The margin for Democrats was closer, but more – 49% – still disapproved of their job performances than approved, 43%.
Both polls were conducted between April 8-12. Sample sizes for Quinnipiac and Monmouth were 1,237 and 800 U.S. adults, respectively. The margin of error for the Quinnipiac poll was 2.8 percentage points. Monmouth reported a margin of error of 3.5 percentage points.
passed in March, Monmouth found. The bill received resounding support from Democrats — 96% of whom said they approved, compared to 23% of Republicans and 63% of independents.recent pause on Johnson Johnson vaccine distribution will affect the number of people who plan to get vaccinated.
Most respondents, 55%, told Quinnipiac they disapprove of Biden’s policies regarding migrants. A mere 29% approved, while 15% offered no opinion.
The number of migrants attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border increased 71% in March over the previous month. Republicans and Democrats alike have called the situation at the border a “crisis” and criticized Biden’s handling of it.
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“Though he gets generally positive numbers on his domestic strides as he nears his first 100 days in office, the president is confronting the same political quagmire south of the border that bedeviled his predecessor,” Malloy said. “The border with Mexico, and the people trying to cross it, loom as a familiar crisis.”