According to a new poll, while President Joe Biden had received the most votes recorded in a presidential election, his approval rating is not good at all.
In a poll conducted by Rasmussen Reports, Biden received a 50% approval rating and a 47% disapproval rating after his first month in office.
To compare, a similar survey was conducted during former President Donald Trump’s first month in office. He received a 52% approval rating.
As per the Washington Examiner, during the Trump administration, 44% of similar respondents believe the U.S. was on the right path while 50% say otherwise.
However, now that Biden is in charge, only 37% say the country is on the right path. Meanwhile, 57% believed otherwise.
— Rasmussen Reports (@Rasmussen_Poll) March 2, 2021
According to Rassmussen, only 34% of the voters have strongly approved of Biden’s performance as president in February. Meanwhile, 39% say the opposite, as per the Examiner.
Given this data, Biden’s first full-month Presidential Approval Index rating is at -5. To compare, Trump had -4 in 2017. However, Trump’s final full month as President earned him an Approval Index rating of -8.
Also according to the report, Rassmussen polls are often slammed and disregarded by the mainstream media. Many news outlets do so because Trump used to often cite their results. However, the poll-taking company says the model it uses is similar to the partisan breakdown recorded in the exit polls of last year’s elections.