Biden Scores 63% Approval Rating Among College-Aged Americans
President Joe Biden has an approval rating of 63% among college-aged adults according to the Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics. The new figure is the highest approval rating Harvard has recorded, even surpassing former President George W. Bush‘s post 9/11 highs.
The poll surveyed 2,513 Americans aged 18-29 from March 9 through 22. Beyond his general approval rating, those polled also were favorable toward Biden’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, 65%, and 57% approved of Biden’s early handling of race relations.
Biden received even higher approval among minorities polled with 77% of black voters and 70% of Hispanic voters approving of Biden’s job in the White House.
Biden has remained vigilant on issues affecting racial minority Americans and recently commended the Chauvin murder trial verdict.
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“We can’t leave this moment or look away thinking our work is done,” Biden said in the White House Tuesday. “We have to listen, ‘I can’t breathe. I can’t breathe.’ Those were George Floyd’s last words. We can’t let those words die with him.”
“We must not turn away, we can’t turn away. We have a chance to begin to change the trajectory in this country. It’s my hope and prayer that we live up to the legacy,” Biden added. “This can be a moment of significant change.”
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