President Biden’s approval ratings after his first few days in office are nearly 10 points down from President Trump’s opening ratings just after he took office. According to a poll administered by Rasmussen on January 22, just 48% of Americans approved Biden’s performance after his first few days in office.
President Trump’s approval ratings during this stage of his presidency sat at 56%, higher than Biden’s approval ratings but lower than Obama’s at 67%.
Biden’s approval rating may be low due to his controversial executive orders, according to Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell.
“The president re-entered the failed Paris climate agreement—a terrible bargain that would set us up to self-inflict major economic pain on working American families with no assurance that China or Russia would honor their commitments. In fact, the U.S. has already been reducing carbon emissions while China and other nations in the agreement have kept increasing theirs. Rejoining will just set us up to kill American jobs while our competitors continue to roar on by,” McConnell said in the Senate.
McConnell also brought up Biden’s decision to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline, which left many Americans out of a job although it had little to no effect on the environment.
All the while Senate Majority leader Chuck Schumer explained Biden’s actions as first-day accomplishments as President.