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Surge in Approval: Biden’s Ratings Hit Highest Point Since November

President Biden received a boost in approval ratings on Monday, reaching his highest level since November, with a rating of 43 percent, according to a new poll from the Financial Times and the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. This marks a notable 4-point increase from the previous poll conducted in March.

The poll also revealed that 41 percent of registered voters approve of Biden’s handling of the economy, indicating a significant 5-point uptick from March. However, when compared to former President Trump, the data showed a mixed sentiment among voters. While 41 percent trust Trump more on economic matters, 35 percent express greater trust in Biden, with 16 percent indicating trust in neither candidate regarding the economy.

Biden has encountered a consistent challenge in maintaining high approval ratings in recent months, often hovering below the 40 percent mark. For instance, in January, an ABC News/Ipsos poll recorded his approval rating at a low 33 percent, followed by a Gallup survey in February, which found it slipping to 38 percent.

In November, Biden garnered a 45 percent approval rating in a Harvard CAPS-Harris Poll survey, with previous months showing ratings of 44 percent and 42 percent. During this time, approval of Biden’s handling of the economy played a significant role, with 44 percent expressing approval of his economic policies.

The latest poll, conducted from April 4 to 8, involved 1,010 registered voters and carries a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points. As Biden’s approval ratings experience an uptick, the data reflects the evolving sentiments of the electorate in response to ongoing political and economic developments.