His job approval in that same IBD/TIPP poll is at 48%….
We’ll have to see more polls but President Biden’s poll numbers ARE getting better….
Biden’s approval rating jumped 6.6 points to 49, the highest since April. The IBD/TIPP presidential job approval measure indicates that 49% of adults who stated an opinion approve of Biden’s job performance and 51% disapprove, in a measure that excludes those who were unsure or declined to state an opinion.
Including the full survey group, 46% of American adults approve how Biden is handling the presidency, and 48% disapprove*. That net -2 approval rating improved from August’s -14, with 39% approval and 53% disapproval. It also marks an improvement from July’s -9, with 40% approval and 49% disapproval, as well as June’s -12 with 37% approval and 49% disapproval.
Biden Approval Rating Details
The bounce in Biden’s approval rating came as his standing among independents improved from dire levels. Net disapproval of Biden narrowed to 21 points among independents from 36 points in August. Now, 57% of independents pan Biden’s job performance and 36% approve. That compares with 62%-26% in August and 60%-26% in July.
Members of Biden’s own party now approve of his job performance by a 76% to 17% margin, improving from 70%-19% in August, 72%-19% in July, and 66%-22% in June.
Republicans disapprove 86%-11%, a modest improvement from 89%-8% in August and 85%-9% in July.
Adults 18-44 now approve of Biden’s handling of the presidency by a 51%-40% margin. Biden’s net approval of 11 points among younger Americans reversed from net disapproval of 11 points in August. At that time, just 40% approved and 51% disapproved of his job performance.
Biden is still underwater among adults 45 and over, with 42% approval and 54% disapproval. That’s still better than August, when 39% approved and 56% disapproved.
Biden’s move to forgive a portion of federal college loans probably contributed to his polling bounce, but it’s not clear how much. College grads now approve of Biden’s job performance 56%-41% vs. 51%-43% in August.
Among those with some college, Biden’s approval rose to a still-negative 44%-49% from 37%-54%. Among those with no more than a high school degree, Biden’s approval bounced but remained low at 38%-54%, from 28%-62%…..
*Bold hiughlight by me…..
The last time Biden’s polling average disapproval was below 50% was back in October 2021….