In his first week in the Oval Office, Biden yielded high approval ratings for his response to the coronavirus (69%) and confidence in his ability to unify the country (57%). The new poll was conducted by Ipsos in partnership with ABC News using Ipsos’ Knowledge Panel.
Biden’s early honeymoon period is a sharp departure from the underwhelming initial response former President Donald Trump received four years ago…
As Biden faces a collection of crises, starting with the nation’s war against the coronavirus, he signed an executive order on his first day in office that implemented a mask mandate and social distancing requirements in federal buildings and on federal land. The order is backed by more than 8 in 10 Americans in the poll (81%), as well as almost all Democrats (99%), and majorities of Republicans (59%) and independents (83%).
But honeymoons rarely last, and the poll revealed several fault lines that could erode Biden’s broad early support.