In a newly released survey from Quinnipiac University, President Joe Biden received the approval of a full 58 percent of overall respondents for his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S., while only 32 percent of overall respondents said that they disapproved of Biden’s handling of the crisis. The Biden administration has recently been working on relief efforts including expanding vaccine access across the country and getting a new economic relief package from Congress. The House is planning to bring the relief package known as the American Rescue Plan up for a vote next week or during the subsequent weekend, and the chamber is prepared to deal with any potential Senate amendments to the package during the second week of March.
Americans approve 58-32% of the way Biden is handling the response to the coronavirus, according to a Quinnipiac poll.
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) February 17, 2021
In a survey that Reuters released in October, a mere 37 percent of overall respondents said that they approved of then-President Trump’s handling of the pandemic, so at this point, Biden has well surpassed where Trump was towards the end of his time in office, although the ex-president did initially receive higher approval on the subject.
Meanwhile, in the new Quinnipiac survey, a full 50 percent of overall respondents said that they approved of Biden’s overall job performance, while 38 percent of overall respondents said the opposite. When only including registered voters, Biden’s support jumps slightly to 52 percent — and both of these numbers are also higher than the levels of support that Trump ordinarily received. By the end of his time in office, a mere 38.6 percent of Americans or so approved of Trump’s overall job performance, according to the FiveThirtyEight weighted average of relevant polling. In this average, Trump never hit 50 percent overall support, although individual polls occasionally had better news for the ex-president.
These days, Trump is sticking to his past lies about the integrity of the 2020 presidential election. During a Wednesday interview on Fox News, which was his first interview in weeks, Trump reiterated the unhinged claim that he was the rightful winner of the 2020 presidential race, despite the fact that no credible authority anywhere in the country ever even partially accepted this idea. The level of pathological self-delusion is astounding.