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President Joe Biden has Arizona approval rating of 55%, per new poll

President Joe Biden signs the PPP Extension Act of 2021, in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, March 30, 2021, in Washington. Small Business Administrator Isabel Guzman is at right. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

PHOENIX – A greater percentage of Arizona voters approve of the job President Joe Biden is doing so far than cast their ballots for him four months ago, according to polling released Tuesday.

Biden mustered just under 50% of Arizona’s vote in November to narrowly defeat incumbent Donald Trump.

About two months into his term, the Democratic president had an Arizona approval rating of 55%, with 39% disapproval, according to an OH Predictive Insights poll conducted earlier this month.

“We typically see a honeymoon stage the first few months into a presidency where most presidents enjoy higher approval ratings. … However, the 16-point margin is notable,” Mike Noble, OH Predictive Insights managing partner and chief pollster, told KTAR News 92.3 FM.

Arizona likes Biden more than the U.S. as a whole, according to FiveThirtyEight.com tracking, which shows the president with a 53.5% approval rating.

Although Biden’s approval in Arizona is split sharply along party lines, he’s garnering some GOP support.

Unsurprisingly, 92% of Arizona Democrats approve of Biden and just 6% disapprove.

On the other side, 78% of the state’s Republicans disapprove and 17% approve.

“While Biden is not popular among Republican voters, Republicans like the job Biden is doing more than Democrats dislike it,” Noble said.

The poll was conducted March 8-12 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.7%.

The 690 registered Arizona voters who participated were give the choices of strongly approve, somewhat approve, no opinion, somewhat disapprove and strongly disapprove.

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