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Biden’s Honeymoon Period Gives Way to Approval Rating Similar to Trump’s – November 11, 2021

When Joseph Biden ran for president in 2020, he argued that he would be a different kind of leader than his predecessor, Donald J. Trump. Biden promised to be a more compassionate, more civil, and more competent president than Trump. But as the Democrat approached ten months in office, his once (comparatively) high approval ratings had sunk to Trumpian levels. In this Election Report,, voting and elections expert, Rhodes Cook, explores why that is and how presidential approval ratings are a predictor of election outcomes in recent years.