According to the latest national polling from Gallup, Biden stands at 54% approval and 40% disapproval. The president’s approval rating is down three points from April, with his disapproval unchanged. Biden’s approval rating in Gallup surveys has remained steady in the mid-50s since taking over in the White House on Jan. 20.
The poll points to a massive partisan divide, with 92% of Democrats and 54% of independents, but just 8% of Republicans, giving the president a thumbs up.
President Joe Biden signs the American Rescue Plan, a coronavirus relief package, in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, March 11, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) (AP)
But Biden trails his former boss.
Barack Obama enjoyed a 65% approval rating in Gallup in May 2009.
The current president’s also slightly behind George H.W. Bush, who stood at 58% in May 1989, and his son George W. Bush, who had a 55% presidential approval rating in Gallup’s May 2001 survey.
The Gallup poll was conducted May 3-18, with 1,016 adults nationwide questioned. The survey’s overall sampling error is plus or minus 4 percentage points.