Rasmussen Poll: Trump Up 11 Points on Biden Approval at Same Midterm Point

Rasmussen Poll: Trump Up 11 Points on Biden Approval at Same Midterm Point president joe biden looks on with a grimace before the media President Joe Biden (Jim Watson/AP)

By Eric Mack | Tuesday, 14 June 2022 03:02 PM

Democrats had repeatedly sought to rebuke former President Donald Trump and his policies as unpopular, but President Joe Biden's cratering midterm disapproval makes Trump look like a midterm presidential savant.

Trump has an approval rating at the same point in his first midterm election cycle that is 11 points better than Biden's first-term low-water mark of 38% in the latest Rasmussen Reports Daily Presidential Tracking Poll on Tuesday.

At the same point in his first term, Trump's approval rating was 49%. While that was not Trump's first-term high, it is the largest lead he can boast on Biden at the same point in the midterm elections for both presidents.

In more bad signs for Biden and Democrats, the president has once again reached the top of his "strongly disapprove" at 50%. He has also hit rock bottom at just 17% "strongly approve," the lowest of his administration.

Rasmussen uses those data points to give Biden a Presidential Approval Index rating of -34. That is also a new low for his administration, according to the poll.

The Rasmussen Reports Daily Presidential Tracking Poll surveys 500 likely voters per night and reports the results on a three-day rolling average basis. The margin of error for the full sample of 1,500 likely voters is plus or minis 2.5 percentage points.