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Biden’s Opening Approval Rating Below that of Trump and Obama: Poll

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Biden’s Opening Approval Rating Below that of Trump and Obama: Poll

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President Joe Biden’s opening approval rating on Friday came in below the ratings of his two predecessors when they had just started their presidency, according to a new poll by Rasmussen. The Jan. 22 poll showed that 48 percent of likely U.S. voters approved of Biden’s job performance, while 45 percent disapproved. Rasmussen is the only national pollster tracking the presidential approval rating on a daily basis. Going deeper, 36 percent strongly approved of the job Biden was doing, and 38 percent strongly disapproved, according to Rasmussen. The polling company’s daily tracking results are conduced by telephone surveys of 500 likely voters each night and reported on a three-day rolling average. When President Donald Trump started his term on Jan. 20, 2017, his approval rating was at 56 percent, according to an archive of Rasmussen’s previous daily polling history. On that day, 44 percent disapproved of the job Trump was doing. And when …

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