Biden Succeeds Even While Failing

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According to a new Investor’s Business Daily (IBD) survey Biden’s approval rates have hit their highest level in nine months. This is further evidence that most Americans have been looking more favorably at the president’s performance.

The survey was conducted by pollster TIPP and according to the results of the survey, Biden’s approval rating had reached 49.1 percent. His disapproval rate which remained higher than his approval rate was at 50.9 percent. This is without counting those taking the survey who were undecided on their view of the President.

This means that currently, Biden’s net approval rating is at minus two, a seven-point increase from what it had been in December 2022.

The IBD/TIPP survey, of 1,200 American adults, took place between January 4 and January 6.

The new data aligns with the data displayed on the FiveThirtyEight website which wants Biden to have been performing better lately. According to the website, around 43.8 percent of Americans approved of Biden’s work in office, while 51.5 percent disapproved. The rest remain undecided regarding their views of the president.

This is a significant increase from July 2022, when only 37.5 percent of Americans supported the work that Biden was doing while 57.2 percent disapproved.

Still, despite this, the last positive approval rating on a FiveThirtyEight poll was in August 2021 when the President had a 47.2 percent approval and only a 46.9 percent disapproval. Following those positive weeks, the U.S. made an unorganized withdrawal from Afghanistan which led to Biden’s ratings dramatically dropping.