So, we are in the second week of the Biden presidency and 5 public approval-disapproval polls have come in. I have put together an excel table to gather this polling data in one place: Biden 2021-2025 Presidential approval/disapproval data This has a start and end date simply because that is the length of the current presidential term. It's not an editorial comment on whether Biden will be a 1-term or 2-term president. Here a grapic as to how the table looks: The advantage to this kind of table format is that you can see for yourself and compare the main numbers AND the internals between pollsters. I track the following 21 approval-disapproval internals beyond the overall numbers: Gender: -Men -Women -White Women Party affiliation: -IND -DEM -GOP Ideology: -Moderate -Liberal Conservative Race: -African-American -Latino -non-white (as a general category, some pollsters do this, most do not) -White Urbanicity: -Urban -Suburban -Rural Region: -Northeast -South -Midwest -West Religion: -Evangelicals I currently don't track by age-groups or financial status. It's just my preference to not do this. I am also not very keen on tracking by race, because if we are all Americans and in this together, race should be something we shouldn't even need to think about, but the last 5 years have inflamed so much racial tension and vitriol, I suppose it's better, at least for now, to track that subcategory. The purpose of the approval/disapproval data that will, with time, grow into a huge amount of date, is to inform as to what the public is thinking. Also, this data is not limited to national polling only. The excel table has five tabs: The leftmost tab (which will surely have the most data) is for the national polling. The other four tabs are for approval/disapproval polling at the statewide level, by region of the country (the same internals will be tracked). No one pollster provides all of the internals I am tracking. Some provide a lot, while others provide very few internals. One takes what one can collect. -Philosophy- My view on this type of polling is in line with my life-long philosophy about polling, namely that one single poll all by itself doesn't mean much. Every poll can have some errors in it, or maybe that one particular poll really is spot-on. The beauty of this all lies in the aggregate of many polls from various, independent-from-each-other pollsters, meaning that the average values are usually very close to reality. And with an eye on internals, we can see where a President is improving in the eyes of the public, and where he is not. There has also been a lot of disagreement in the past as to whether the polling group should be of "adults" (of course, meaning, adult US citizens), or registered voters. First, whether or not someone voted last time around, he or she still has a right to an opinion, and perhaps out of those adults, some will become registered voters for the next elections. But using an RV or LV screen in the polling can also be instructive. I personally think that using both screens is not a bad idea at all. For a long time, we thought that a President should be well over the 50 mark in approval/disapproval polling in order for his party to do well in the mid-terms or to win re-election, but starting with George W. Bush, GOP guru Karl Rove once famously said on Fox in 2004: "47-48 is the new 50". So, I'm not completely sold on the idea that approval/disapproval is all that effective a tool in gauging election prospects, but indeed, this form of polling has been associated with elections (on top of other things) and for this reason, and upon the advice of one of our mods, I'm placing the thread here. Realclearpolitics and Nate Silver's 538 both have good approval/disapproval polling aggregators. Neither of them present the internal data as well as my simple, easy to read excel table. So, if you like to get the goods quickly, this table is the right thing for you. Should any of you have an internal that would would really like me to track (and it is an internal that is published), then I will gladly add it to the calculations. Enjoy the data; I will be reporting about the aggregate values now and then, also if any big changes in the polling numbers occur. Stat PS: I see that at the moment of writing this thread, 2 more polls have also come in, I will tend to them in the next days.