Just days before President Joe Biden celebrates his first 100 days in office, three new polls from NBC, CBS, the Washington Post, and ABC show Americans are giving Biden high marks for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic while serving overall Die Job approval rate remains positive.
However, Biden is also criticized by respondents for handling an influx of migrants on the U.S. southern border, and Sunday’s NBC News poll underscores the apparent persistence of Republican electoral fraud lies.
In all three polls, more than 60 percent of adults were okay with Biden’s coronavirus response, and a comfortable majority were excited about his latest infrastructure proposal, which was spending $ 2 trillion on everything from roads and bridges to going green Provides power and high-speed broadband.
Americans were also much happier with Biden’s first 100 days than with former President Donald Trump’s early tenure in 2017. While Trump’s approval rating was in his low 40s shortly after he took office, more than half of those polled voted for it, according to all three polls Job Biden too did in the first 100 days.
Young people are particularly optimistic. According to a poll published Friday by the Harvard Institute of Politics, 56 percent of Americans between the ages of 18 and 29 said they were “hopeful for America’s future,” compared with just 31 percent in 2017.
In particular, the IOP survey found that young people of color are far more positive about America today than it was in 2017.
Biden’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic appears to have played a significant role in these positive numbers. Before taking office, Biden promised to give 100 million doses of vaccine within his first 100 days. He kept that promise and a few more: On Wednesday, his government announced that 200 million doses of vaccine had been administered in the United States.
Biden will celebrate his 100th day in office this Thursday, the day after he will give his first joint address to Congress.
Biden also signed a hugely popular $ 1.9 trillion coronavirus aid package last month that included $ 1,400 checks for most Americans. He has been monitoring falling Covid-19 case numbers and an emerging economy.
In the NBC poll, several Americans – about 30 percent – said the coronavirus was the country’s main problem, followed by “unifying the country” at 25 percent.
However, other issues are already proving to be a challenge for the Biden administration. In all three polls, a majority of Americans disapprove of Biden’s early treatment of immigration problems and the southern border.
The government is currently facing a significant influx of unaccompanied children on the southern border, which in some cases overwhelms customs and border guards.
However, as Vox’s Nicole Narea reported last month, the situation at the border is not exactly new – there has previously been an increase in migrants at the border and “the current situation is not an aberration, it is a recurring problem.”
“The big lie” does not go away
While the latest polls broadly paint a positive picture of Biden’s first 100 days in office, there’s at least one lingering ridge. According to Sunday’s CBS / YouGov poll, only 68 percent of Americans believe Biden was legitimately elected – and, according to Sunday’s CBS / YouGov poll only a quarter of Trump voters say so.
These numbers are almost identical to a series of key polls in January 2021, just before Biden took office. According to a CNN-SSRS poll, 65 percent of Americans believed Biden’s victory was legitimate, and 75 percent of Republicans either suspected Biden did not win legitimately or believed that there was “solid evidence” that he did not have.
There’s no such evidence – election officials from both parties, both state and federal, say the 2020 election was indeed the safest in history – but relatively static beliefs about Biden’s legitimacy suggest that the “big lie” the GOP is an all-rounder – consuming the mythology of electoral fraud without a basis is not going anywhere anytime soon.
According to the Brennan Center for Justice, lawmakers in 47 states have introduced a staggering number of restrictive new electoral laws to address a non-existent issue of “electoral integrity,” including an already-enacted Georgia law.
This mythology leads to loyalty among Trump’s die-hard base, according to NBC’s latest poll. As of this month, 32 percent of Americans are somewhat or very positive about the former president. However, that’s a decrease from January, when its cheapness was around 40 percent. Meanwhile, Biden’s cheapness has risen from 44 percent in January to 50 percent since he took office.