President Joe Biden’s approval rating in his first full month in office is worse than Donald Trump’s was at the same point in his presidency, according to a Rasmussen Reports survey released on Tuesday, March 2.
The incumbent president earned a monthly job approval of 50% in February 2021, compared to Trump’s first-month approval rating of 52%.
— Rasmussen Reports (@Rasmussen_Poll) March 2, 2021
Meanwhile, the newly elected president saw his disapproval rating of 47% last month, according to the poll, which was conducted with approximately 10,000 likely voters.
However, Biden is more popular with his own party, earning an 83% approval rating among Democrats. Trump, meanwhile, had an 81% approval rating among Republicans.
Another poll from Rasmussen released on Monday, March 1, shows that 38% of respondents thought the United States is heading the right way.
During Trump’s presidency, 44% of similar poll respondents believed the country was heading in the right direction.