President Joe Biden’s approval ratings for his first 100 days has remained relatively stable with an average of 53%, according to an analysis of multiple polls by FiveThirtyEight.
Biden’s numbers differ significantly from his predecessor, Former President Donald Trump who saw approvals below 50% during his first 100 days.
Biden’s approvals were also behind the approval ratings for Former President Barack Obama, whom he served as vice president. The lowest approval ratings Obama saw in his first 100 days was 59%.
BIDEN’S APPROVAL MUSIC
In this track, the first two sets of tones show the range of tone from low approvals with low tones and high approvals with high tones. The rest of the track is Biden’s approval ratings which remain in the mid-tones showing his average approvals of about 53%.
Americans are generally approving of how Biden has handled the coronavirus pandemic.
During his first 100 days, Biden has passed a $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan and has declared that every person over the age of 16 is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Currently half of the adult population has received at least one vaccination.
But Biden has faced widespread disapproval for his immigration policies, as record numbers of Central American migrants attempt to enter the U.S., including more than 18,000 unaccompanied minors.
Biden had delayed issuing a presidential determination to raise the refugee admissions cap above the historical-low number of 15,000 set by Trump, despite presenting his plan to Congress in February that he would raise the ceiling to 62,500.
Last week, Biden issued a determination saying that the 15,000 cap was justified but said that if it was reached before the end of the budget year, he might raise the ceiling.
After widespread outcry, Biden announced this week that he would raise the cap by May 15, though it is unclear by how much. Press Secretary Jen Psaki said it would unlikely be the 62,500 Biden had originally proposed.