Poll: Biden approval holds steady as Democrats eye $1.9 T COVID-19 relief bill

Roughly 6 in 10 voters approve of the job President BidenJoe BidenTrump endorses Ken Paxton over George P. Bush in Texas attorney general race GOP lawmakers request Cuba meeting with Biden For families, sending money home to Cuba shouldn't be a political football MORE is doing in the White House, a new Hill-HarrisX poll finds.

Fifty-nine percent of registered voters in the Feb. 23-24 survey approve of Biden's job as president, a number that has held steady from last week's poll

By contrast, 41 percent of respondent disapprove of Biden's job in the oval office.

 

The new president began his term with a 63 percent approval rating, and the new numbers come about one month since he took office. 

Biden has vowed to make good on some of his campaign promises within the first 100 days in office, such as administering 100 million coronavirus vaccines and entering the Paris Climate Accords. 

The Biden administration has also pushed Congress to pass a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package to curb the economic fallout from the pandemic, with several officials including Treasury Secretary Janet YellenJanet Louise YellenGOP sees debt ceiling as its leverage against Biden On The Money: Yellen to Congress: Raise the debt ceiling or risk 'irreparable harm' | Frustration builds as infrastructure talks drag Yellen to Congress: Raise the debt ceiling or risk 'irreparable harm' MORE stating that bold action is needed for long-term recovery. 

In addition, the new Hill/HarrisX survey found that Ninety-one percent of Democratic respondents approve of Biden's job in White House, along with 62 percent of independents.

Seventy-six percent of Republican voters disapprove.

The most recent Hill-HarrisX poll was conducted online among 2,835 registered voters. It has a margin of error of 1.83 percentage points.

Gabriela Schulte