Joe Biden’s favorability rating has soared to its highest level in nearly two years as Donald Trump’s failed presidency reaches its conclusion.
“Biden’s current rating is the highest it has been since February 2019, two months before he declared his candidacy for president, when it was 56%,” Gallup reported. “The increase in Biden’s favorability between Gallup’s final preelection and first postelection readings is driven by independents and Republicans, whose positive ratings of Biden grew from 48% to 55% and 6% to 12%, respectively.”
Meanwhile, Trump’s favorable rating took a dive since the election, with just 42 percent of Americans offering a positive opinion of the outgoing president.
In other words, Donald Trump will leave the White House the same way he entered it: as an unpopular leader without majority public support.
Biden has already accomplished something Trump never could
As MSNBC’s Ari Melber noted on Monday, Biden has already done something that Trump never could throughout his failed presidency: earn a majority favorability rating.
“Right now, [Biden’s] doing something that Donald Trump never did in four years, which is have an actual majority favorability rating,” the MSNBC host said.
As Joe Biden’s favorability rating surges, Trump’s is sinking at the end of his failed presidency. pic.twitter.com/BfFoHGscZS
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For four years, a majority of the country had to suffer through a disastrous presidency that they voted against and never wanted in the first place.
With Joe Biden preparing to take office in less than two months, the country will again have a president that has the support of a majority of voters.
Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as an Affordable Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, helping northeast Ohio residents obtain health insurance coverage.