Poll: Biden approval holds steady at 61 percent

President Biden’s job approval has held steady from last month, according to a new Hill-HarrisX poll. 

Sixty-one percent of registered voters approve of Biden’s job in the White House, while 39 percent of respondents disapprove.

A May 17-19 Hill-HarrisX survey found that 60 percent of participants approved of Biden’s job in office, and 40 percent disapproved. 

According to the recent survey, 68 percent of voters approve of Biden’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, while 32 percent disapprove.

Sixty percent of respondents said they approved of his administering of the government, and 40 percent disapprove.

Biden saw 58 percent support on the issue of stimulating jobs while 42 percent disapprove.

Similarly, 57 percent of voters approve of his handling of the economy, however, 43 percent disapprove of Biden’s handling of the issue.

Fifty-two percent approve of Biden’s handling on the issue of immigration, while 48 percent disapprove.

The survey comes as coronavirus cases and death continue to fall across the country due to warmer weather and the U.S. vaccination campaign. 

The country also saw welcome news on the employment front Friday morning. New data from the Labor Department showed a slight improvement in the latest jobs report, with the U.S. labor market added 559,000 jobs in May, up from April’s 266,000.

The most recent Hill-HarrisX poll was conducted from May 31 to June 1 online among 1,893 registered voters. It has a margin of error of 2.25 percentage points.

Gabriela Schulte