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Biden Is Pretty Popular, But Not Off the Charts

Presidential approval ratings tend to be high for new presidents. Trump was a glaring exception.

So far, so good.

So far, so good.

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We already have the first hint of President Joe Biden’s popularity at the earliest stage of his presidency: The FiveThirtyEight estimate has him at 54.2% approval and 34.7% disapproval.