The Hill reported about the poll conducted by Pew Research Center, released on Friday, which indicated that President Biden has a 59 percent approval rating at the present moment!
These results present a 5 percent increase from 54, which was the percentage of people who allegedly approved the President’s policy in March.
On the other hand, 39 percent of April respondents said they do not support the new administration’s policy.
Pew Research Center released similar polls during the first months of previous administrations.
These polls showed that, while former Presidents Obama and George W. Bush received scores comparable to Biden’s, former President Trump was endorsed by as low as 39 percent of respondents in April 2017.
The survey also indicated that President Biden’s policy was seen favorably in many important aspects.
More than two-thirds of respondents lauded his way of managing the COVID-19 vaccination program, and the majority of them supported the current President’s public behavior and how he changed the political discourse.
However, many respondents viewed illegal immigration as a crucial issue going against Biden’s administration.
Are the poll results credible?
Several commentators stressed that the results of the survey might not be reliable.
Some Twitter users pointed out that the poll may have included an overrepresentation of Democratic voters in the sample.
A user named ‘SJ on Nantucket’ wrote that the issue lies in a raw poll sample giving a 31 percent advantage to Democrats.
Another user pointed out that Democratic-leaning voters gained an advantage of 9 percent in a weighted poll sample.
The 52 percent of the poll sample was reportedly comprised of Democrats, as opposed to 43 percent of the poll sample consisting of Republican-leaning voters.
In absolute numbers, the sample involved 3,253 Democratic-leaning respondents and only 1,706 Republican-leaning respondents.
The commentators emphasized that such a discrepancy would not be endorsed by any knowledgeable pollster.
In the light of these claims, Pew Research Center needs to clarify the sample data discussed on Twitter if it wants to save its reputation.
The failure to do so would also cast doubt on poll results published by the same organization during the first months of previous presidential terms.
After all, we all know how reliable polls proved when, just before the 2016 election, they declared Clinton the winner with 99 percent certainty.