By Eli Yokley
December 2, 2021 at 6:00 am ET
After months of infighting, Democrats in recent weeks finally notched significant victories in delivering on President Joe Biden’s domestic agenda, but that hasn’t translated into an uptick in popularity for America’s top elected official, Morning Consult Political Intelligence tracking shows.
On the numbers
After Biden’s job approval rating fell underwater amid the Afghanistan withdrawal, there was talk that time and legislative victories could help heal the public’s view of the president. But polling over the past several weeks — which came as voters raised concerns about inflation and yet another variant of the coronavirus — suggest that reversing course will be difficult.
Less than a year out from the midterm elections, that could prove challenging for the Democrats working to hold on to the House and Senate, especially given the fact that voters’ views about Biden look strikingly similar to perceptions about then-President Donald Trump four years ago — before Republicans went on to suffer heavy losses en route to the House minority.
How Biden compares to Trump four years ago
The latest survey was conducted Nov. 28-30, 2021, among 18,914 registered voters, with a 1-point margin of error.