The Electoral College will meet on December 14 to formally cement Biden's victory, and he will be sworn into office on January 20. — Sonam Sheth, Political Correspondent, Business Insider
The Electoral College will meet on December 14 to formally cement Biden's victory, and he will be sworn into office on January 20. — Sonam Sheth, Political Correspondent, Business Insider
Joe Biden's approval rating is already higher than Trump's has ever been, a new poll has found
  • A new Gallup poll has found that President-elect Joe Biden is already more popular among Americans than President Trump has been at any point during or immediately before his presidency.
  • Biden's favorability rating rose by 6 points to 55% since the election compared to his last pre-election survey, according to a Gallup survey carried out after the election.
  • Over the same period, Trump's favorability rating decreased by 3 points to 42%.
  • Trump has not recorded a favorability rating above 50% at any point during his presidency, according to Gallup polling.
A separate Reuters/Ipsos poll carried out in November found that nearly 80% of Americans believed Biden was the winner of the election while just 3% said Trump won.

... Several polls carried out this year indicated that most Americans disapproved of his handling of the coronavirus pandemic and his decision to prioritise the reopening of the economy over suppressing the Covid-19 caseload.