At the end of 2022, polling averages showed 43% of voters approved of President Joe Biden’s (D) performance. Fifty-three percent of voters disapproved of his performance.
Biden’s highest approval rating in 2022 was 44%, last seen on November 2, and the lowest was 38%, last seen on July 27. This is also the lowest approval rating of Biden’s presidency. The highest approval rating Biden has received during his presidency is 55%, last seen on May 26, 2021.
Congress was at 28% approval and 62% disapproval at the end of December. This was Congress’ highest approval rating of 2022, with its lowest being 14%, last seen on January 26. This was also the lowest approval rating of the 117th Congress. The highest approval rating Congress has received during the Biden presidency is 36%, last seen on July 16, 2021.
At the end of 2018 during the Trump administration, presidential approval was the same at 43%, and congressional approval was nine points lower at 19%.
Ballotpedia’s polling index takes the average of polls conducted over the last thirty days to calculate presidential and congressional approval ratings. We average the results and show all polling results side-by-side because we believe that paints a clearer picture of public opinion than any individual poll can provide. The data is updated daily as new polling results are published.