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Biden's self-imposed ceiling

Published May 04 2021 at 10:00 AM GMT
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  • Just past the 100-day mark, Biden's approval sits at 54 percent.
  • That's quite a bit better than Donald Trump's anemic 42 percent at the equivalent moment of his presidency.
  • But as FiveThirtyEight notes, Biden's approval is nonetheless "lower than any other newly elected president's going back to Dwight Eisenhower's in 1953.
  • Yet Democrats seem increasingly willing to accept that this might be the best they can reasonably hope for.
  • The country is sharply divided, they say, and so is Congress.



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  • Published May 4, 2021 10:00 AM GMT