Despite strong approval ratings for his first six months in office, since August 2021 President Biden's disapproval rating has been higher than his approval rating. From January to August 2021 Biden's approval rating averaged 10-13 points higher than President Trump's during the same time period in his presidency. However, since the Afghanistan withdrawal, Biden's dipped below his predecessor and remained below Trump's levels for all of 2022.

In a promising turning point for the president, the Biden team's recent victories in legislation, foreign relations and domestic politics have seen his approval rating rise again and may overtake Trump's comparative approval ratings by the midterms on 8 November.

Presidential job approval for Donald Trump and Joe Biden by day of term

Source: USSC