Biden's approval rating increases to 45%, from lowest rating of 36% in July: AP-NORC survey

While 78% of Democrats approved of Biden's job performance, just 10% of their Republican counterparts did.

Updated: September 16, 2022 - 9:26am

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President Biden's job approval rating has increased to 45%, compared to its low of 36% in July, but concerns about his handling of the economy persist, according to a new survey.

The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research survey released Thursday shows Biden's increase appears due in large part to a rebound in support from fellow Democrats – less than two months before the November midterm elections.

The survey was conducted among 1,054 adult Americans from Sept. 12-15, with a 3.9% margin of error.

While 78% of Democrats approved of Biden's job performance, just 10% of their Republican counterparts did.

Biden has had a string of legislative successes, and gas prices have dropped since their peak in recent months. However, food and shelter costs remain high.

The Consumer Price Index report released Tuesday showing inflation having increased 0.1% from July to August, caused stock markets to plummet, amid concerns about inflation and the raising of interest rates to try to hold off such an economic downturn. 

The survey also shows Biden's approval rating remains underwater, with 53% of respondents disapproving of him and that the economy continues to be a weak point for him.

Just 38% approve of his economic leadership, also according to the survey.

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