A new presidential approval poll reveals that even though Joe Biden has allies in the mainstream media and Big Tech, he still trails President Donald Trump’s approval ratings in his first two weeks into the presidency.
The results of a February 3, 2021, Rasmussen poll show that 51 percent of likely US voters approve of Biden’s job performance so far with 47 percent of the likely electorate disapproving of his job.
Thirty-five percent of those surveyed indicated that they strongly approve of the job Biden is doing with a solid 38 percent strongly disapproving of his actions.
Interesting is the comparison to President Trump’s approval and support numbers among those same likely voters during his first two weeks in office.
In two consecutive comparisons between Presidents Biden and Trump, it is President Trump who comes out on top.
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— Rasmussen Reports (@Rasmussen_Poll) February 3, 2021
Between January 25th and January 27th, Biden’s approval ratings were flat at 48 percent of likely voters. But during the same time during Trump’s presidency, he held approval numbers between 55 and 59 percent.
A similar comparison covering February 1st to February 3rd, saw Biden slightly higher fluctuating between 49 percent and 51 percent. Still, Trump outperformed him during the same time frame in his presidency.
During the same time in 2017 President Trump’s approval ratings among likely voters rose from 53 percent to 54 percent.
Biden vs Trump: Initial Daily Job Approvals
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— Rasmussen Reports (@Rasmussen_Poll) January 29, 2021
Biden’s approval poll results were tallied in a moment in time when the mainstream media is still in its “honeymoon” phase with the new President, a phase that many observers believe will trail into the regular coverage of his administration.
Social media outlets facilitate a positive narrative of Biden even as he signs executive orders that have killed jobs, raised taxes, and opened the US borders.
Conversely, Trump faced a hostile and combative mainstream and social media from before he took office, a hostility that remains to this day.
Interestingly, Trump’s approval ratings among rank-and-file Republicans remains high.
According to a January 27, 2021, Morning Consult/Politico poll – two outlets who are not simpatico with conservativism, found that among Republicans from coast-to-coast, Trump enjoyed an 81 percent approval rating.