Poll: Biden approval buoyed by support on pandemic, jobs

Over 60 percent of voters approve of the job that President Biden is doing handling the coronavirus pandemic and the stimulation of jobs, according to a new Hill-HarrisX poll. 

Sixty-one percent of registered voters in the April 2-5 survey said they approve of the overall job Biden is doing in office, a number that has remained consistent with his approval rating since last week’s poll.

By contrast, 39 percent of voters disapprove of Biden’s job in the White House.

Sixty-eight percent of voters approve of Biden’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, a 1 percentage point decrease from the March 24-26 survey. 

Sixty-two percent of respondents approve of Biden’s job administering the government, and another 62 percent approve of his job on stimulation jobs. 

Sixty-one percent approve of Biden on the economy while 60 percent of voters support Biden’s handling of fighting terrorism.

Fifty-eight percent of voters approve of Biden’s job on foreign affairs while 53 percent approve of his job on immigration. 

Following the passage of the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, Biden is focused on getting his American Jobs Plan — a mammoth infrastructure package — through Congress.  

The White House has said that they hope the legislation will be ready for the president to sign in the summer. 

The Hill-HarrisX poll was conducted online among 1,882 registered voters. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 1.87 percentage points. 

Gabriela Schulte

 

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