More than two-thirds of Americans approve of President Biden’s response to the coronavirus pandemic days after its discovery, according to the survey was launched on Sunday.
The ABC News / Ipsos survey found that 69% of respondents approve of Biden’s attitude to the pandemic in the first few days as president, unlike the previous one. President TrumpDonald Trump: Newsare mostly underwater ratings on the same issue.
The president’s approval includes 40 percent of Republicans, 97 percent of Democrats and 70 percent of independents. The highest percentage of support that Trump has won is 55 percent of Americans in mid-March last year, including 30 percent of Democrats.
In particular, the administration received 81 percent approval for an executive order signed on the day of taking office, providing for masks and social distancing in federal buildings and on federal land.
A majority of 59 percent of Republicans supported the measure, as did the overwhelming majority of Democrats and independents, at 99 percent and 83 percent, respectively.
Biden’s overall approval of the transition to power is 67 percent, reviving the tradition of presidents receiving high marks for their first months in office before the number of approvals falls. His predecessor had broken that trend after 40 percent approved of the way Trump handled the transition.
Republicans have shown less support for Biden’s early actions to lift the travel ban on Muslims, to suspend a national emergency declaration at the southern border, and to return to both the World Health Organization and the Paris Climate Agreement.
Most of the respondents, 57 percent, expressed confidence in Biden’s ability to unite the nation, and 22 percent said they had great confidence in the goals he expressed during his introductory address.
Nearly a quarter of Americans said they were deeply skeptical of the president’s ability to unite the country.
The ABC News / Ipsos survey surveyed 504 adults in English and Spanish between January 22 and 23, two or three days after the Opening Day. The margin of error is 5 percentage points.
The Biden administration proposed a $ 1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, but Republicans criticized the move as too costly.