MR. POPULAR: Biden’s Approval Rating Jumps to Highest Level in 2 Months

FILE - President Joe Biden speaks about the bipartisan infrastructure bill in the State Dinning Room of the White House, Nov. 6, 2021, in Washington. The $1 trillion infrastructure bill that President Joe Biden signs into law on Monday, Nov. 15, represents a historic achievement at a time of deeply fractured politics. But the compromises needed to bridge the political divide suggest that the spending might not be as transformative as Biden has promised for the U.S. economy. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

President Joe Biden is flying high, with his approval ratings steadily climbing amid several legislative wins, the killing of al-Qaeda’s leader, and multiple ongoing investigations into his chief political rival, Donald Trump.

A new poll from Reuters-Ipsos finds the president with a 40% approval rating and his disapproval rating at 55%. That’s not too great, but it’s still the best showing he’s had in a full two months.

The jump in Biden’s approval comes mainly from Democrats; his approval among that group of voters rose 9 points in the last month to 78%. His approval rating among Republicans is just 12%.

Biden’s approval rating hasn’t been over 50% since August 2021 – when his administration botched the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan – and it hit its lowest point in May, when it stood at just 36%.

A plurality of poll respondents (32%) said the economy is their top concern – the 48th consecutive week in which it was Americans’ most pressing concern.

(YWN World Headquarters – NYC)


  1. 1. Ukraine and Taiwan are still in business, and the US is not at war with China and/or Russia
    2. No one blames him for the mess in abortion law due to the sudden “trigger” of laws that were never intended to be enforced (i.e. were symbolic) since the legislatures that enacted them assumed the Supreme Court would not overturn Roe v Wade (and thus left out standard clauses on saving the mother’s life)
    3. The country has full employment (and job vacancies are substantially greater than the number of people looking for jobs). Full employment and rising wages are generally considered to be a good thing.
    4. Since many feel he is probably senile, no one blames him for the idiocy of some of his allies (such as arguing about people wanting to use plural pronounces to refer to individuals)
    5. He is not the Donald, which for about a third of the country is all that matters.