Eight days after entering the White House , the new President of the United States enjoys a popularity rating that his predecessor Donald Trump has never achieved in four years in office, according to a poll released Wednesday by the University of Monmouth.
The survey indicates that the 46th Democratic president drains 54% of favorable opinions in the country, against 30% of dissatisfied and 16% of undecided, a rate « higher than at any time of the mandate of Donald Trump “, According to this survey conducted between January 21 and 24 on 809 people questioned.
A Gallup Institute survey shortly before the inauguration noted that the Republican left the White House with only 34% favorable opinions, a historic low, after starting his presidency with 45% satisfied and reaching 49% early 2020.
More kindness for Joe Biden
Other polls indicate that Joe Biden enjoyed good popularity in the early days of his mandate: 56% for Morning Consult, 63% for Hill-HarrisX.
But Monmouth, like other surveys, points out that the president’s supporters and opponents are deeply divided based on their political views. He enjoys a 90% approval rating among Democrats, compared to just 15% of Republicans and 47% of Independents.
« Generally speaking, there seems to be more benevolence for Joe Biden than there was for Donald Trump but she really follows partisan lines as more people currently identify as Democrats than Republicans » , explained the director of the University’s polling institute, Patrick Murray.
Donald Trump was the first president not to have a “honeymoon” with Americans at the start of his term, according to fivethirtyeight.com, with an average popularity of 41.4% over the first six months in office, far from Barack Obama (60%) or George W. Bush (53.9%) in their first half year in office.
Source: Le monde