More than two-thirds of Americans approve of President Biden’s response to the coronavirus pandemic days after his inauguration, according to The survey was released On Sunday.
An ABC News / Ipsos poll determined that 69 percent of respondents agreed with Biden’s handling of the pandemic in his first few days as president, a difference from the previous one. President TrumpDONALD TRUMP, NEW YORK: Rep. Perry played a role in Trump’s alleged plan to oust the proxy from Arizona Republican Blame Major Republicans in state McCain, Flick, Dossy Biden and the UK prime minister discuss NATO and multilateralism during the call MoreMostly underwater about the same problem.
The president’s approval includes 40 percent of Republicans, 97 percent of Democrats and 70 percent of independents. Trump’s highest support came from 55% of Americans in mid-March last year, including 30% of Democrats.
Specifically, the administration received 81 percent approval of an executive order signed on Inauguration Day that imposes masks and social distancing in federal buildings and on federal grounds.
A majority of Republicans, 59%, supported the measure, as did an overwhelming majority of Democrats and Independents, at 99% and 83% respectively.
Biden’s overall approval rating for the transition was 67 percent, reviving the tradition that presidents scored high in the first months of office before approval numbers fell. His predecessor had broken that trend after agreeing 40 percent on how Trump would handle the transition.
Republicans showed less support for Biden’s early actions to end Muslim travel bans, halt a national emergency declaration on the southern border and return to the World Health Organization and the Paris climate agreement.
A majority of 57 percent of respondents expressed confidence in Biden’s ability to unite the nation, and 22 percent said they had great confidence in the goals he expressed during his inauguration speech.
Nearly a quarter of Americans said they are deeply skeptical of the president’s ability to unify the country.
The ABC News / Ipsos poll included 504 adults in English and Spanish between January 22 and 23, two or three days after Inauguration Day. The margin of error is 5 percentage points.
The Biden administration has proposed a $ 1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, but Republican lawmakers have criticized the move as being too costly.