Biden’s Approval Rating Takes Shocking Turn

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A new NPR- PBS NewsHour-Marist poll has shown President Biden’s approval rates rising to 46 percent. This is the highest the rates have been in a year.

Following Biden’s second State of the Union address his approval rates have reached the highest level since March 2022. His approval rates have also increased with respondents on all sides of the political spectrum. His rates with Democrats increased by 3 points since January, going up to 88 percent, while his approval rates among independents increased by 4 points in that same time, going from 32 percent to 36 percent. More importantly, another 2-point increase was noted among Republicans, with his approval rate increasing to 15 percent from 13 percent.

Of the Democratic respondents, close to half of them believe that President Biden is the party’s best option for keeping the White House, while 45 percent of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents said that a different candidate would be better. This marks a stark difference as in November, 54 percent of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents had said they would prefer to have a different Democratic nominee in the 2024 presidential election.

On the Republican side, 54 percent of Republican and GOP-leaning independents have stated that a candidate other than former President Trump would give them the best chance of winning in the 2024 presidential election. At the same time, 42 percent said that Trump would be the party’s best option. This marks a 7-point increase since November.

Trump has already launched his 2024 presidential campaign, while Biden is also expected to announce his reelection campaign within the next few weeks.