Biden ends January with presidential approval at 41%, three points lower than this point during the Trump administration

Polling averages showed President Joe Biden (D) with an average 41% approval rating at the end of January 2024. Fifty-five percent of voters disapproved of his performance. This was two points higher than his approval rating at the end of December.

Throughout January, Biden’s approval rating ranged from 40% to 41%. 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.

At the end of January, congressional approval was 25% and disapproval was 67%. The lowest approval rating the 118th Congress has received is 15%, last seen on Oct. 10, 2023. 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 three points higher at 44%, and congressional approval was two points lower at 23%.

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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