The 118th Congress sees its lowest-ever approval rating average in August

At the end of August, approval polling averages showed President Joe Biden (D) at 41% approval. Fifty-four percent of voters disapproved of his performance. This was one point lower than the approval rating he received at the end of July.

Throughout August, Biden’s approval rating remained between 41% and 42%. The lowest approval rating he’s received during his presidency is 38%, last seen on July 27, 2022. The highest approval rating Biden has received is 55%, last seen on May 26, 2021.

Congressional approval was at 16% and disapproval was at 64%. This was the lowest approval rating of the 118th Congress, which began in January 2022. The highest approval rating it has received was 33%, last seen on April 21, 2023.

At this time during the Trump administration, presidential approval was two points higher at 43%, and congressional approval was three points higher 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.

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