Biden favorable rating at 52 percent in new poll

President BidenJoe BidenCDC chief clarifies vaccine comments: 'There will be no nationwide mandate' Overnight Defense: First group of Afghan evacuees arrives in Virginia | Biden signs Capitol security funding bill, reimbursing Guard | Pentagon raises health protection level weeks after lowering it Biden urges local governments to stave off evictions MORE’s favorable rating is at 52 percent, according to a new Morning Consult-Politico poll.

Twenty-eight percent of respondents said they strongly approve of the job Biden is doing as president, and 24 percent said they “somewhat approved.”

The president garnered a 91 percent favorable rating from Democrats polled, and 46 percent favorable from independents. Eighty-five percent of Republicans in the survey said they disapprove of the job Biden is doing as president.

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The president’s disapproval rate reached 44 percent, including 11 percent of respondents who somewhat disapprove and 33 percent who strongly disapprove.

Fifty-four percent of respondents said the U.S. is going on the “wrong track,” compared to 46 percent who said things in the nation are going in the right direction.

Biden earned higher marks for his handling of the economy, with 47 percent of those polled saying they either strongly or somewhat approve of how the president is handling the economy. Conversely, 42 percent either somewhat or strongly disapproved of Biden’s handling of the economy.

Forty-nine percent of respondents also said they somewhat or strongly approved of Biden’s handling of jobs, compared to 42 percent who had unfavorable views.

Overall, 56 percent of those surveyed approve of how Biden is handling the coronavirus pandemic, compared to 44 percent who disapprove.

Fifty percent of respondents either somewhat or strongly disapproved of Biden’s handling of immigration, compared to 39 percent who held favorable views.

The poll surveyed 1,997 registered voters between July 16-18, 2021. It has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 2 percentage points.