Biden receives high marks on COVID-19, lags on immigration, guns: POLL

Biden receives high marks on COVID-19, lags on immigration, guns: POLL

As he confronts a set of concurrent challenges, President Joe Biden receives high marks on his top priorities — the coronavirus pandemic and the economic recovery. Still, there are warning signs for other areas of his agenda where external events have imposed new urgency, a new ABC News/Ipsos poll finds. The president’s approval lands at 72% for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, numerically higher than the 68% of Americans who said the same earlier this month just before Congress passed his $1.9 trillion relief package, his first major legislative achievement . Only 28% disapprove of his response in the poll, which was conducted by Ipsos in partnership with ABC News using Ipsos’ KnowledgePanel. A significant slice of the country also backs how Biden is handling distribution of the COVID-19 vaccines , with 3 in 4 Americans approving. More than one-third of the adult population (35%) has received at least one dose, according to the most recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . On Thursday, Biden opened his first formal press conference as president by pledging to double his initial goal on administering vaccines to 200 million doses by the end of his first 100 days in office. A clear majority of Americans (60%) also approve of Biden’s stewardship on repairing the beleaguered economy, which continues to be hobbled by the coronavirus, and nearly 4 in 10 Americans disapprove. Biden’s standing on the pandemic is buttressed by overwhelming support from those who identify with his […]

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