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President Joe Biden's job approval rating has reached another low point in his presidency. The overall drop in approval is driven largely by political independents.

More Americans now disagree than agree that the CDC has communicated a clear plan about the coronavirus response. Ratings of President Joe Biden and governors are also less positive.

Joe Biden's latest job approval rating is 49%, from a poll mostly conducted before the Taliban took control of Afghanistan.

Americans' opinions on whether the CDC has communicated a clear plan of action for COVID-19 have varied, with recent ratings more positive.

by Frank Newport

Presidential job approval, a measure pioneered by Dr. George Gallup in the 1930s, has become the most frequently asked question in polling history.

President Joe Biden's approval rating has slipped to 50%, marking the first meaningful change in his term.

Fresh off his diplomatic visit to Europe, President Joe Biden enjoys a job approval rating that is steady in the mid-50s. Meanwhile, Congress has lost favor, particularly among Democrats.

Americans' approval ratings of President Joe Biden and Congress remain stable at 54% and 31%, respectively.

President Joe Biden's job approval rating is 57% as he approaches his 100th day in office and retains the sharp partisan differences seen in earlier ratings. His average 56% approval since taking office is typical for recent presidents.

President Joe Biden's job approval ratings have shown larger gaps by party and education than those of his recent predecessors.

A slightly diminished 56% majority of Americans, compared with a year ago, think the U.S. government is doing too little to protect the environment, while 15% say it is doing too much and 29% think its actions are about right.

by Frank Newport

There is little evidence that Joe Biden, only the second Catholic president in U.S. history, is getting unusually high approval ratings from Catholics.

President Joe Biden's job approval is 54% in the latest Gallup poll. In addition to Democrats, non-White Americans and urban residents show greater than 70% approval.

Nearly six in 10 Americans think President Joe Biden is respected by world leaders, but fewer, 49%, think the U.S. is viewed favorably on the world stage, and 37% are satisfied with the United States' position in the world.

Two-thirds of Americans approve of President Joe Biden's handling of the coronavirus response, while smaller majorities approve of his overall job performance and his handling of the economy and foreign affairs.

Joe Biden's initial job approval rating is 57%, slightly below the 60% historical average for elected presidents since World War II.

Donald Trump left the presidency with an 11% satisfaction rating, although his overall term average was higher than any since George W. Bush's first term.

Americans are much more likely to predict Donald Trump will go down in history as a poor president than as an outstanding or above average one.

Two-thirds of Americans approve of Joe Biden's presidential transition, and 39% rate his Cabinet appointments as "outstanding" or "above average."