Polling averages at the end of April 2023 showed President Joe Biden (D) with a 43% approval rating. Fifty-three percent of voters disapproved of his performance.
Biden’s approval rating held at 43% over the course of the month. The lowest approval rating Biden has received is 38%, last seen on July 27, 2022. The highest approval rating Biden has received is 55%, last seen on May 26, 2021.
At the end of April, Congress’ approval rating was 28%, and disapproval was 59%. The highest approval rating the 118th Congress received was 33%, last seen on April 21, 2023, and the lowest approval rating it received was 22%, last seen on March 24, 2023.
At this point in his presidency, President Donald Trump’s (R) approval rating was also 43%, and congressional approval was seven points lower than it is now at 21%.
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.
- Ballotpedia’s Polling Index: Comparison of opinion polling during the Trump and Biden administrations
- Ballotpedia’s Polling Index: Presidential approval rating
- Ballotpedia’s Polling Index: Congressional approval rating