We might be trying to fend off people in white coats trying to inject us with bleach and somehow get ultra-violet lights inside of us if the last president had been reelected. Oh sure, we thought that President Joe Biden was going to be compassionate, but also a bit stodgy and ultra-moderate. Surprisingly, Biden came roaring out of the gate with a team comparable to the Clydesdales and went full bore. So far, 225,000,000 of us have had our first vaccinations. Americans really like this new president after his first 100 days a new poll shows.
Handing out $1400 checks did not hurt our opinion of him either. A new NBC News Poll shows how much we like his optimism and going big. Of course, that was exactly what we needed after four years of Donald Trump and his termite squads eating into our government.
President Biden had a 53 percent approval rating in this poll. People were most pleased with how he handled the terrible coronavirus pandemic that was destroying entire segments of our population. However, his lowest marks were with how he handled the border between the U.S. and Mexico.
Democratic pollster with Hart Research Associates, Jeff Horwitt, who conducted this survey with Republican pollster with Public Opinion Strategies Bill McInturff, said, according to NBC News:
‘What we don’t know is if this is part of a 100-day honeymoon or something more durable and lasting for the Biden-Harris administration. What we do know is that Joe Biden’s presidency is meeting the times.’
On the downside, almost one in five of us were resistant or hesitant about getting a Covid-19 vaccine. A majority think the country is on the wrong track. And 80 percent believed our nation remained divided in spite of the new president’s promise to bring us together.
McInturff said the poll indicated that the country’s attitudes about its direction and its politics remained the same:
‘In a first-100-days poll, we change presidents, but we don’t change the country.’
An astounding 90 percent of Democrats and 61 percent of Independents approved of how POTUS has been doing. Still, only nine percent of Republicans approved of him. That tilted the poll to show 39 percent of the entire poll disapproved of him.
An Iowa Democratic poll respondent said:
‘I think I just like how he’s handling the Covid crisis more than Trump did.’
In comparison at the same time in his presidency, Trump had a 40 percent approval rating and 54 percent of the country disapproved of him. Compared to President Barack Obama, 61 percent approved and 30 percent disapproved of him.
A woman from Texas who voted for Trump commented:
‘He opened floodgates for illegal immigration.’
A man who voted for President Biden in North Carolina commented:
‘I don’t have to think about what Joe Biden is doing every day. The best thing about Joe Biden is I don’t have to think about Joe Biden.’
And 59 percent believed his infrastructure plan to improve roads and bridges, expand internet access, and care for the elderly and those with disabilities were a good idea. There were 21 percent who disagreed and 19 percent who had no opinion on the matter.
A full 87 percent of Democrats and 68 percent of Independents approved of Biden’s infrastructure plan, while only 21 percent of Republicans supported it.
The Democratic pollster Horwitt said:
‘America may be a divided country, but the data here reveal that Americans are not evenly divided on the path that the Biden-Harris administration is taking.’
To read the entire poll, click on this link, NBC Poll.
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