Joe Biden Approval Rating Shows Nation Divided Beyond Simple Party Lines

President Joe Biden faces divides in approval based on gender, race and where people live in addition to a clear partisan split.

Biden has seen a majority approval though his presidency but there has been a distinct gulf between Democrats and Republicans.

Aggregated data from Gallup polling across January, February and March has put Biden's job approval at 56 percent. For Democrats, this has been at 96 percent and Republicans 10 percent.

Gallup described his figure as a "modest honeymoon" showing his approval as being above the historical average of 53 percent.

"His honeymoon is being driven by near-unanimous approval among his fellow Democrats and majority approval among independents, with the vast majority of Republicans disapproving from the start," an article alongside the approval figures stated.

While this partisan split is clear, the data has also shown splits in other subgroups within the polling.

Men and women diverge, with women giving Biden higher approval. A majority, 62 percent, of women approve of Biden. For men, this figure is at 49 percent.

White adults are also less likely to approve of Biden than Black adults.

For Black adults, the figures showed 89 percent approval for Biden and eight percent disapproval. For white adults this was at 45 percent approval and 52 percent disapproval.

The polling also showed Biden's approval rating among Hispanic adults at 73 percent, and 17 percent disapproval. Among non-white adults this was 78 percent approval and 15 percent disapproval.

Where respondents lived was also a factor, with those in a big city giving Biden 73 percent approval and 23 percent disapproval. Those in rural areas gave him 36 percent approval and 61 percent disapproval.

Different age groups also show varying views. Younger respondents are more likely to back Biden than their older counterparts.

Among those aged 65 and over, 51 percent approve of Biden and 47 percent disapprove. For those aged 18 to 29, 66 percent approve and 27 percent disapprove.

The aggregated data is based on responses from 2,937 adults, collected from three polls from January 21 to February 2, February 3 to 18 and March 1 to 15. The margin of error in the results based on the total sample is plus or minus 2 percent at the 95 percent confidence level.

Biden has pushed for unity throughout his time in the White House. Polling has shown he faces an uphill battle.

He called for Americans to come together in order to get through the COVID-19 pandemic in comments on Thursday.

"Look, together—together we're going to come through this stronger, with renewed faith in each other, in our government that fulfills its most important function: protecting the American people," Biden said.

He called for Trump supporters and his own to "give each other a chance" after calls declared him the victor of the presidential election. Biden went on to make a similar plea for unity in his inauguration speech.

Newsweek has contacted the White House for comment on the president's approval rating.

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President Joe Biden speaks on the national vaccination efforts in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C. on March 18, 2021. His approval has shown splits down party lines and between other subgroups of poll respondents. Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

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