A week after Biden’s approval hit an all-time low, it bounces back slightly

September 15, 2021, 8:32 PM UTC

After facing the lowest approval of his tenure last week, President Joe Biden saw his overall job rating improve.

While Biden regained some ground over the last week in the Economist/YouGov poll, more Americans still disapprove (48%) than approve (44%) of how he is handling his position as president.

That’s a better showing than last week, when 49% said they disapproved of Biden’s job performance and 39% approved. Biden made small gains in approval among both Democrats and Republicans while staying steady among Independents.

See the toplines and crosstabs from this Economist/YouGov poll

Methodology: The Economist survey was conducted by YouGov using a nationally representative sample of 1,500 US Adult Citizens interviewed online between September 12 - 14, 2021. This sample was weighted according to gender, age, race, and education based on the American Community Survey, conducted by the US Bureau of the Census, as well as 2016 Presidential vote, registration status, geographic region, and news interest. Respondents were selected from YouGov’s opt-in panel to be representative of all US citizens. The margin of error is approximately 2.7% for the overall sample. 

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