Biden’s Approval Increases Further

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Biden’s Approval Increases Further

ActiVote’s May 1, 2024 monthly presidential approval poll finds that President Biden’s overall approval increased further to 42.0%, a significant improvement by 3.0% from his March 39.0% approval rating and a stunning 6.5% increase over his November 2023 to February 2024 average of 35.5%. His disapproval rating came down by 2.9%: from 54.6% in March to 51.7% today.

ActiVote voters have weighed in on Biden’s approval rating since April 2021, with on average 887 participants per month and 592 participants in April 2024, rating Biden on a 5-star rating, which is then converted into standard “approval” and “disapproval” percentages.

The following table highlights the key demographics with the largest increase in approval rating since February:

If we look at the largest increases in approval since February, almost all are among the expected Biden constituency – younger, female, Democratic, Black and Latino, high incomes or higher education. The only exception is approval from rural voters, which jumped up 12% to 38% from a very low value of 26%.

If we look at the left-to-right spectrum,  and compare Biden’s April approval/disapproval ratings with those in Februari, we can see significant increases on the left side of the spectrum (on average 10% increase), a small decrease on the right side of the spectrum (on average 3% decrease), and enormous improvement in the crucial center of the spectrum: from 27% to 44% approval and a disapproval decrease from 60% to 50%.

In our recent polls on the presidential election, Biden has improved from -8.0% (January) to -6.2% (February) and now -5.4% (April). Thus, his higher approval rating is chipping away at his deficit against Trump. Still, more is needed to win over the centrists in order to close that gap further.

We encourage you to participate in next month’s Approval Poll!
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