President-Elect Joe Biden’s approval rating at 54%.

In our first post-election poll, President-Elect Joe Biden’s approval rating stands at 54%. The Political IQ survey found that 33% strongly approve of the job he is doing. The poll, conducted by Scott Rasmussen, found 37% disapprove of Biden’s job performance, with 27% strongly disapproving. 

When looking at geography, those approving of Biden are comprised of 68% urban voters, 52% suburban voters, and 44% rural voters.  And on gender, 56% of women approve of Biden compared to 52% of men.

48% of rural voters disapprove of the President-Elect, compared to 23% of urban voters and 40% of suburban voters.  35% of women and 40% of men also disapprove. Political IQ will be closely following President-Elect Biden’s approval numbers regularly throughout his presidency. 


The survey of 1,200 Registered Voters was conducted by Scott Rasmussen using a mixed mode approach from December 3-5, 2020. Field work for the survey was conducted by RMG Research, Inc. Most respondents were contacted online or via text while 192 were contacted using automated phone polling techniques. Online respondents were selected from a list of Registered Voters and through a process of Random Digital Engagement. Certain quotas were applied, and the sample was lightly weighted by geography, gender, age, race, education, and political party to reasonably reflect the nation’s population of Registered Voters. Other variables were reviewed to ensure that the final sample is representative of that population.

Margin of Sampling Error: +/-2.8 percentage points