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Biden job approval steady after midterms: survey

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Greg Nash
President Biden answers questions during a press conference in the State Dining Room of the White House on Nov. 9, 2022, following the midterm elections.

President Biden’s job approval rating is holding steady in the wake of the midterm elections, with around 43 percent of Americans still supporting him, according to a new Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll.

An October AP-NORC poll found a similar 43 percent approval rating for the president.

The polling shows there hasn’t been much change, at least for Biden, since the midterm elections, when Democrats exceeded some observers’ expectations — beating back a red wave in the House and capturing the Senate.

Taking a step back, Biden has dropped from a 48 percent approval rating a year ago and a 60 percent approval rating nearly two years ago, when he first assumed office, according to AP-NORC surveys.

Meanwhile, a Gallup poll published Thursday found Biden’s job approval rating at around 40 percent, the same as a survey in September.

In the new Gallup poll, 85 percent of Democrats approve of how Biden is handling his job, as did 37 percent of independents and 7 percent of Republicans.

The findings come as Biden is preparing to potentially declare a reelection bid next month.

The AP-NORC poll was conducted from Dec. 1 to Dec. 5 among 1,124 adults. The margin of error is 3.8 percentage points.

The Gallup survey of 1,020 adults, conducted Nov. 9 through Dec. 2, has a margin of error of 4 percentage points.

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