The approval rating of US President Joe Biden for the first 100 days of the presidency was 52%, since 1945 this figure was lower only for Presidents Gerald Ford (48%) and Donald Trump (42%), according to a joint survey by the Washington Post and ABC News.
According to the poll, 52% of respondents “unequivocally” or “somewhat” approve of Biden’s performance, including 90% of Democrats, 47% of independents, and 13% of Republicans. 42% of respondents disapproved.
More than half of the respondents, 64%, approve of Biden’s policy in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, while 52% of respondents approve of the current president’s economic policy. Far fewer people spoke positively about the actions during the migration crisis on the border with Mexico; only 37% of respondents approve of them.
Also, 60% of respondents believe that the president should enlist the support of Republicans in Congress, 30% believe that Biden can act independently.
The package of measures to stimulate the economy was supported by 65% of Americans, 31% opposed. Biden’s plan to invest two trillion dollars in infrastructure projects was approved by 52% of respondents, against 35% of respondents.
The telephone survey was conducted on April 18-21 in English and Spanish, and 1007 adult respondents took part. The statistical margin of error is 3.5 percentage points.