According to my latest average of President Joe Biden’s approval rating, the President now has an approval rating of 53.8%. It was 53.6% yesterday. His disapproval is 40.6%, according to my average. That is down from the 40.7% yesterday. Two recent polls that I have factored into my average are the Economist/YouGov poll and the Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll.
The Economist/YouGov poll shows the President with a job approval of 51% and a disapproval of 43%. The Rasmussen daily tracking poll for today shows President Biden with a job approval of 52% and a disapproval of 47%.
The Biden Administration and Congressional Democrats continue to push for the passing of the For the People Act, despite stiff opposition from Republicans, despite the bill having broad bipartisan support. Voting Rights Activists are attempting to put pressure on Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia to rethink his opposition to the bill. With the 50-50 split in the Senate, Joe Manchin’s support of opposition could mean the life or death of any particular piece of legislation.
The For the People Act, if passed into law, would expand access to the ballot box for American voters, including disabled and Autistic voters, would reduce dean influence of big money in politics, would strengthen ethics rules and implement other anti-corruption measures with goal of protecting our democracy.
Senate Republicans, such as Mitt Romney of Utah, are saying no to tax increases for those making over $400,000 a year, and on corporations, as part of the President’s infrastructure plan. These tax hikes were included in the bill as a way to pay for the plan.
Budget Reconciliation is probably going to need to be considered, in hopes of having any chance to pass the President’s infrastructure package. The President’s American Jobs Plan includes several millions of dollars in funding for Home and Community-Based Services for people with disabilities.