Americans don’t think Biden is handling Covid well

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In a survey of U.S. adults conducted in May 2021, 21 percent of respondents strongly approved of the way President Joe Biden is handling COVID-19. On the other hand, 14 percent somewhat disapproved of the way he is handling the virus.

 

In comparison, in a survey of U.S. adults conducted in March 2022, 45 percent of Democratic respondents strongly approved of the way President Joe Biden is handling COVID-19. This is compared to 64 percent of Republican respondents who strongly disapproved of the way he is handling the crisis.

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Here is how many American adults approve or disapprove of the way Joe Biden is handling COVID-19 in the United States, as of May 2022:

 

Do you approve or disapprove of the way Joe Biden is handling COVID-19?

  • Strongly approve: 21%
  • Somewhat approve: 25%
  • Somewhat disapprove: 14%
  • Strongly disapprove: 29%
  • Not sure: 12%

Methodology

Statista used data from a survey by The Economist and YouGov. The survey was conducted in United States from April 30 to May 3. YouGov and The Economist polled 1,500 respondents, all 18 years and older. You can find more about the methodology here.

 

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This article originally appeared on Statista.com and was syndicated by MediaFeed.org.

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Which generation approves of Biden the least?

 

President Biden’s approval rating has been taking a bit of a battering of late, and as new analysis of survey data by Gallup reveals, it’s among the younger voters where the biggest falls are being recorded.

 

Here are the percentage point changes in Biden’s approval rating (from January-June 2022 to September 2021-March 2022) by generation.

 

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Percentage point change in Biden’s approval rating: -21

 

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Percentage point change in Biden’s approval rating: -19

 

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Percentage point change in Biden’s approval rating: -15

 

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Percentage point change in Biden’s approval rating: -7

 

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Percentage point change in Biden’s approval rating: 0

 

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There has been a 21 point drop in approval with members of Generation Z (born 1997 to 2004) since the first half of 2021, bringing the rate down to just 39 percent, the lowest of all the generation groups having been joint highest with Millennials. Speaking of which, those born between 1981 and 1996 registered a 19-point decrease in approval of the president, falling to 41 percent, and one percent below the national average of 42 percent.

 

Gallup provides some context for the changes: “By the summer (of 2021), as coronavirus cases unexpectedly rose, Biden had lost significant support among Generation Z, millennials and Generation X, ranging from seven- to ten-percentage-point drops. But his approval rating held steady among baby boomers and traditionalists. All generational groups have become less approving of Biden since the summer, after the troubled U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan in late August 2021, with the exception of traditionalists, whose approval has not changed.”

 

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Survey results are based on combined samples of 14,229 Americans ,18 years of age or older. The survey was conducted by Gallop. More methodology and source information can be found on Statista.

 

This article originally appeared on Statista.com and was syndicated by MediaFeed.org.

 

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