Biden Makes Surprising Come Back?

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For the first time in more than a year, President Biden’s approval rates have been increasing rapidly. President Biden, whose highest approval rates were in October 2021, has managed to break his previous record of 44.1 percent according to a new release of FiveThirtyEight’s aggregation of polls.

The new data was first released on Thursday. According to the information, this is the first time in more than a year that his approval ratings had breached 44 percent. In fact, since November his approval rates have gone up by close to 3 percentage points, moving up from 41.4 percent.

However, even though his approval rates have increased, 51 percent of Americans still disapproved of Biden’s job performance. This is a close to 2.5 point drop from the 53.4 percent at the end of November who did not believe that Biden was doing a good job.

In July in particular during the time of extremely high inflation, Biden’s approval rate had dropped to 37.5 percent, while his disapproval rate had been 57.2 percent.

The increase in the President’s approval rates follows the surprising midterm results which saw Democrats winning the Senate and only losing the House by a handful of seats.

A YouGov poll similarly noted that Biden’s approval rating had reached 47 percent, while a Morning Consult poll put Biden’s approval rating at 42 percent.

However, the recent news regarding the classified documents found in Biden’s office could potentially have an effect on his approval ratings in the following weeks.