Biden’s Favorability Rises to 55%, Trump’s Dips to 42%

Story Highlights

  • Biden’s favorability is up six factors to 55% in postelection studying
  • Trump’s favorability has edged down three factors to 42% over identical interval
  • Democratic Get together seen favorably by 45%; Republican Get together, by 43%

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President-elect Joe Biden’s favorability ranking has risen six share factors to 55% for the reason that election in contrast along with his ultimate preelection studying. On the identical time, President Donald Trump’s favorability has edged down three factors to 42%.

Biden’s present ranking is the best it has been since February 2019, two months earlier than he declared his candidacy for president, when it was 56%. Trump’s newest favorability falls wanting the best of his presidency, 49% in April, throughout the preliminary levels of the coronavirus pandemic.

Line graph. Favorable rankings of Donald Trump and Joe Biden since January 2019. The newest readings, from November 2020, are 55% for Biden and 42% for Trump.

These findings are from a postelection survey carried out Nov. 5-19, a interval throughout which Trump’s authorized crew was difficult the leads to quite a lot of states. The rise in Biden’s favorability between Gallup’s ultimate preelection and first postelection readings is pushed by independents and Republicans, whose constructive rankings of Biden grew from 48% to 55% and 6% to 12%, respectively. Democrats’ practically unanimous constructive rankings remained fixed.

Trump’s barely decrease postelection favorable ranking is owed extra to Republicans than independents or Democrats. Republicans’ ranking of the president fell six factors to 89%, whereas it was basically unchanged amongst independents and static amongst Democrats.

Partisans’ Favorable Scores of Donald Trump and Joe Biden

% of People with a good opinion

Oct 16-27 Nov 5-19
% %
Joe Biden
Republicans 6 12
Independents 48 55
Democrats 95 96
Donald Trump
Republicans 95 89
Independents 38 36
Democrats 3 3
GALLUP, 2020

Historic Comparisons of Candidate Favorability Pre- and Postelection

Since 2000, the successful presidential candidate’s favorability rankings have elevated barely after the election. In 2000, when George W. Bush was not declared the winner till a number of weeks after Election Day, neither he nor Al Gore loved an preliminary postelection bump. But, after the Supreme Courtroom’s Dec. 12 resolution in Bush v. Gore decided Bush had gained reelection, his favorability rose 4 factors.

Moreover, since 2000, the winner’s postelection favorability reached the bulk degree in each election besides 2016, when Trump was probably the most personally unpopular presidential candidate in Gallup polling historical past. Biden’s six-point enhance in favorability this 12 months is consistent with these for different presidents and presidents-elect.

The sample for dropping presidential candidates is combined. Some, together with John McCain in 2008 and Mitt Romney in 2012, had considerably greater favorable rankings after the election. (McCain’s confirmed the best enhance: 14 factors.) Hillary Clinton’s favorability was unchanged after the 2016 election, and there’s no studying for John Kerry till July 2005, by which era his favorability had fallen 10 factors. Trump’s three-point postelection decline is exclusive over the previous six presidential election cycles.

Pre- and Postelection Favorable Readings of Presidential Candidates, 2000-2020

% of People with a good opinion

Closing preelection studying Postelection studying (Nov/Dec) Change
% % pct. pts.
Joe Biden 49 55 +6
Donald Trump 45 42 -3
Donald Trump 34 42 +8
Hillary Clinton 43 43 0
Barack Obama 55 58 +3
Mitt Romney 46 50 +4
Barack Obama 62 68 +6
John McCain 50 64 +14
George W. Bush 51 60 +9
John Kerry 52 NA NA
George W. Bush 55 59 +4
Al Gore 56 57 +1
* Information for 2000 are amongst registered voters

Favorable Scores of Events Are Comparable

Though People’ views of the Republican and Democratic Events should not appreciably totally different from readings over the previous a number of months, the slight edge that the Democratic Get together loved over the Republican Get together in September has narrowed. The 45% of U.S. adults who view the Democratic Get together favorably will not be considerably totally different from the 43% who’ve the identical view of the Republican Get together.

The very best current studying for the Republican Get together was 51% in January amid Trump’s impeachment trial. The Democratic Get together has not reached that degree since November 2012, after Barack Obama gained a second time period.

Line graph. Favorable rankings of the Democratic and Republican Events since 2012. The newest readings, from November 2020, are 45% for the Democratic Get together and 43% for the Republican Get together.

Whereas roughly 9 in 10 Democrats and Republicans alike maintain favorable opinions of their very own events, independents view the Democratic Get together extra positively than the Republican Get together, 41% vs. 33%.

Partisans’ Favorability Scores of the Democratic and Republican Events

% of People with a good opinion

Democratic Get together Republican Get together
% %
Republicans 5 90
Independents 41 33
Democrats 92 9
GALLUP, Nov. 5-19, 2020

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