Joe Biden Approval Rating (2022)
Approval Rating per TARi Index Formula
2021's approval information can be found here.
The True Approval Rating Index - or T.A.R.i. - utilizes our in-house formula to generate the current approval rating of the acting president. Unlike traditional polling, the TARi formula utilizes the candidate's election winning percentage as a starting point, only integrating polling values from leading polling sources thereafter. In this way, the approval rating takes into account the candidate's base favorability which is then modified by current Democratic, Republic, and Independent voter support. The result, we feel, is a more accurate view of the current approval rating of the president.
The area chart below compares Biden 2022 to Trump 2018 and Obama 2014, the second year of each respective President's term.
Amidst rampant infaltion, rising crime, ongoing supply issues and COVID-19 complexities, Biden begins his second year behind both Obama (20.4) and Trump (19.52) with a January TARi rating of 18.0. This has not gotten any better in March where he trails both Obama and Trump with a rating of 16.2.