UPDATED May 28, 2024, at 8:36 PM

How unpopular is Joe Biden?

How unpopular
is Joe Biden?

An updating calculation of the president's approval rating, accounting for each poll's recency, sample size, methodology and house effects.

KEY

ESTIMATE

95% OF POLLS PROJECTED TO FALL IN THIS RANGE

DATESSAMPLEi

SAMPLE TYPE

A

ALL ADULTS

V

VOTERS

LV

LIKELY VOTERS

RV

REGISTERED VOTERS

DATESi

SAMPLE TYPE

A

ALL ADULTS

V

VOTERS

LV

LIKELY VOTERS

RV

REGISTERED VOTERS

POLLSTER
WEIGHT
RESULT
ADJUSTED
ADJUSTED NET APPROVAL
May 21-23
5/21-23
1,100RV
May 21-23
1,100RV
0.91
37%
52%
36%
56%
Disapprove+20
May 21-23
5/21-23
1,000LV
May 21-23
1,000LV
0.50
38%
62%
35%
60%
Disapprove+25
May 1-23
5/1-23
1,024A
May 1-23
1,024A
0.88
39%
56%
39%
54%
Disapprove+16
May 19-21
5/19-21
1,784A
May 19-21
1,784A
0.67
36%
58%
36%
59%
Disapprove+23
May 16-21
5/16-21
1,200A
May 16-21
1,200A
0.96
41%
55%
39%
57%
Disapprove+18
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