President-elect Joe Biden’s favorability rating has risen six percentage points to 55% since the election compared with his final pre-election reading. At the same time, President Donald Trump’s favorability has edged down three points to 42%.
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%. Trump’s latest favorability falls short of the highest of his presidency, 49% in April, during the initial stages of the coronavirus pandemic.
Trump’s slightly lower postelection favorable rating is owed more to Republicans than independents or Democrats. Republicans’ rating of the president fell six points to 89%, while it was essentially unchanged among independents and static among Democrats.