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Poll: 61 percent approve of President Biden

More than 60 percent of voters approve of the job President BidenJoe BidenBiden overruled Blinken, top officials on initial refugee cap decision: report Suicide bombing hits Afghan security forces Jim Jordan, Val Demings get in shouting match about police during hearing MORE is doing in the White House, a new Hill-HarrisX poll finds.

Sixty-one percent of registered voters in the March 24-26 survey said they approve of Biden's job since taking office, a one percentage point tick up from the same poll last week.

By contrast, 39 percent of respondents said they disapprove of Biden's job as president. 

Sixty-nine percent of voters said they approve Biden's handling of the coronavirus pandemic and 60 percent said the same of his handling of the economy, a two percentage point and one percentage point increase from last week.

Following the passage of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, the Biden administration unveiled a $2 trillion package aimed at repairing the country's infrastructure, creating new jobs and addressing climate change.

Friday, the Labor Department released data that showed the U.S. added 916,000 jobs and the unemployment rate fell to 6 percent in March as more Americans are getting vaccinated and coronavirus restrictions are being eased throughout the country.

The Hill-HarrisX poll was conducted online among 1,882 registered voters. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.26 percentage points. 

Gabriela Schulte