NPR/PBS/Marist Poll: Only 42% of U.S. Voters Approve of Biden, 55% Disapprove

By Michael W. Chapman | December 20, 2021 | 11:15am EST
Democrat President Joe Biden.  (Getty Images)
Democrat President Joe Biden. (Getty Images)

(CNS News) -- A new Marist survey in partnership with NPR and the PBS NewsHour shows that only 42% of registered voters approve of Democratic President Joe Biden's job performance; a full 55% disapprove of his job performance. 

For the poll, conducted Dec. 11-13, NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist asked 1,400 U.S. adults, "Do you approve or disapprove of the job Joe Biden is doing as president?"

In response, only 41% of adults said they approve and 42% of registered voters said the same. In contrast, 55% of adults and registered voters said they disapprove of Biden's performance.

Among the people surveyed, 33% who said they approved of Biden did not have a college degree, and 63% who disapproved of Biden did not have a college degree. 

In addition, 52% who disapproved of Biden's job performance were "non-white"  and 65% were "Latino."

Surprisingly, among the youngest polled (Gen Z/Millenials, 18-39), 54% said they disapproved of Biden and only 41% approved. 

(Getty Images)
(Getty Images)

On the national trend, Marist numbers show that Biden's job approval has fallen from 51% in January 2021 to 41% this December. His disapproval ranking has fallen from 38% in January to 55% in December. 

To see the full survey, click here

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