This is a very brief diary, with an uplifting point that I haven’t read in other headlines. On the 609th day of Biden’s presidency, September 18, 2022, Biden’s approval rating was higher than both Trump’s and Regan’s on this day. Why doesn’t the MSM mention this? They do write about Biden’s new approval rating, but for weeks as it has risen, they still categorized it as dismal. And, I don’t remember them harping on it to this degree with other presidents.
According to an NBC News poll, 45% of Americans now approve of President Biden, and yes, I have read that. But, according to FiveThirtyEight, which is only showing Biden’s approval rating at 42.3%, he still has beaten Trump and Regan. These are the percentages on the 609th day of the following presidents. I’m using the FiveThirtyEight stats on Biden because they provide all the rest.
Biden: 42.3 (According to FiveThirtyEight, but 45.0 according to NBC News)
GW Bush 65.5
GWH Bush 72.8
There are lots of other polling numbers, which I’m not including. The truth is that I’m not big on polling numbers. But, for most of the year, the story was that Biden’s “dismal” approval rating was going to affect all the other races, which we must now consider to be malarkey, And, if we use the NBC poll number of 45%, Biden’s polling on the 609th day of his presidency is higher than Trump’s, close to Obama’s, higher than Clinton’s, Regan’s, Carter’s, and Truman’s.