As Joe Biden prepares to take office just days after a deadly riot
inside the U.S. Capitol, 64% of voters express a positive opinion
of his conduct since he won the November election. Majorities also
approve of Biden’s Cabinet selections and how he has explained his
plans and policies for the future.
Donald Trump is leaving the White House with the lowest job
approval of his presidency (29%) and increasingly negative ratings
for his post-election conduct. The share of voters who rate
Trump’s conduct since the election as only fair or poor has risen
from 68% in November to 76%, with virtually all of the increase
coming in his “poor” ratings (62% now, 54% then).
Trump voters, in particular, have grown more critical of their
candidate’s post-election conduct. The share of his supporters who
describe his conduct as poor has doubled over the past two months,
from 10% to 20%.
“You know, to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of
Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables.
Right?” Clinton said. “The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic,
Islamaphobic — you name it. And unfortunately there are people
like that. And he has lifted them up.”
She said the other half of Trump’s supporters “feel that the
government has let them down” and are “desperate for change.”