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Poll: Majority approve of Biden's job in office

Poll: Majority approve of Biden's job in office
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Fifty-nine percent of voters say they approve of President BidenJoe BidenAtlanta mayor won't run for reelection South Carolina governor to end pandemic unemployment benefits in June Airplane pollution set to soar with post-pandemic travel boom MORE’s job in office, according to a new Harvard CAPS-Harris Poll survey released exclusively to The Hill on Monday. 

Thirty-three percent of respondents said they “strongly approved” of the president’s job in office so far, while 26 percent said they “somewhat approve.”

Thirty-eight percent said they disapproved of Biden’s job in office, with 29 percent saying they “strongly disapproved” and 9 percent saying they “somewhat disapproved.” 

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The poll comes nearly a week after Biden hit his 100-day mark in office. The president delivered his first joint address to Congress last week, proposing major progressive measures, including roughly $4 trillion more in spending on traditional infrastructure such as roads and bridges and social infrastructure such as better child care, paid leave and cheaper college.

Biden is calling for higher taxes on corporations and the wealthiest Americans in an effort to pay for his ambitious proposals. 

Republicans have warned that Biden’s plans could harm economic growth, though the poll found that 60 percent said they approve of Biden’s handling of the economy so far. 

And 69 percent of respondents said they approve of Biden’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic. 

The president has touted vaccine distribution in the U.S. under his administration while urging states to follow the recommendations of federal health officials. More than half of Americans have already received at least one dose of the vaccine.

But Biden acknowledged stubborn vaccine hesitancy in the U.S. during his address to Congress last week. 

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“Today, 90 percent of Americans now live within five miles of a vaccination site,” he said. “Go get vaccinated, America. Go and get the vaccination. They’re available. You’re eligible now.” 

The Harvard CAPS-Harris Poll surveyed 1,872 registered voters from April 27 to 29. It is a collaboration of the Center for American Political Studies at Harvard University and The Harris Poll.

Full poll results will be posted online later this week. The survey is an online sample drawn from the Harris Panel and weighted to reflect known demographics. As a representative online sample, it does not report a probability confidence interval.