President Biden’s approval rating is the highest it has been since June according to a new Reuters-Ipsos opinion poll.
The poll showed that Biden’s rating is now at 41 percent, which is the first time it has been over 40 percent since the beginning of summer. The survey included 1,005 adults; 78 percent of the Democrats surveyed were in support of Biden. This is 9 percent higher than the results shown in early July.
Republican approval rates have steadily remained at 12 percent.
Still, the Reuters-Ipsos poll shows that there is a slight increase in Biden’s polling numbers as of last week. This is important as Biden’s approval rates dropped to below 50 percent for the first time in August of 2021. This was following the unorganized withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan. His lowest rates were reported in May when he reached 36 percent.
Biden has had to face a lot of criticism over not only his response to the COVID-19 pandemic but also regarding the inflation rates and increased gas prices.
This small increase in his approval rates is probably the result of the different legislations that he has managed to pass in the past few weeks.
The Inflation Reduction Act, a climate, health care, and tax package, as well as the successful military drone strike which resulted in the death of al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, have all helped increase Biden’s polling numbers.