After their first year, Kamala and Biden are shown to be deeply dispopular in three polls. Their approval ratings have fallen to 44%.

  • A CBS News poll on President Joe Biden’s approval rating and Vice President Kamala Harris’s approval ratings shows that they are at 44%. 
  • Two polls by NBC News, AP-NORC and NBC News show Biden’s approval is just 43% after his first year as president and 54% and 56% respectively. 
  • Harris was frank about her low approval, speaking with CBS on Thursday morning. She repeated her explanation that polls “go up and down”

The President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and President Barack Obama are finishing their first year as presidents. Three separate polls measuring the job approval of these candidates released results on the anniversary of their inauguration.

Harris dismissed their 44% approval rating and 56% disapproval from a CBS News poll that was released on Thursday, as part of a natural cycle. It will still be there.

A NBC News poll released on Thursday also shows that Biden’s overall approval rating is 43% and disapproval 54% among adults.

The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research has released a third poll showing that the president is disapproved of by 56% and approved of 43%, respectively. It also reveals that only 28 per cent of Amerians – and 48 per cent of Democrat respondents – want Biden to run for reelection in 2024

These polls do not include approval of the vice-president, but only the president.

According to the CBS survey however, Harris and Biden tend to be rated equally by people.

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris' approval rating sits at a low 44% in a CBS News poll (left) released on the one-year anniversary of inauguration. Two other polls (center and right) show Biden's approval at just 43% following his first year in office

A CBS News poll released today on the anniversary of President Joe Biden’s inauguration shows that Vice President Kamala Harris and President Joe Biden have low approval ratings at 44% each. Biden’s approval is just 43% according to two polls (right, center and left) following his first year. 

In a Thursday morning interview, Gayle King of CBS Mornings said that Harris heard him say that he plans to break out of the White House bubble to take his message directly to the public. ‘But at this point, I know it’s only one year – it’s your one-year anniversary today, you’ve got three years to go – but the polling is not good.’

She added that CBS polling showed only 44% Americans approve of you job. In particular, they found no support for the “Build back better” voting rights or reforms to police. What’s your plan to accomplish this?

Harris responded, “So, let me just say, to the point, I think of what the spirit of your query is, polls move up and down. But we need to stay consistent in fighting for American citizens and their needs,” Harris said. “And that’s the strategy for staying focused. Affordable childcare is a pressing issue that I will not abandon. I know that there are many parents –’

King cut Harris short and asked: Madam Vice President. Can you do this without Congress?”

“You don’t have to give up. You can’t lose the will of the American people for better things. This is how I feel. She deferred again. “So, yes. We’re going to continue providing affordable childcare. Some of the most important issues are not being ignored. These people want answers, they want problems fixed, and they want their family to have fun, not worry about these things.

VP Harris brushed off her low approval in an interview with CBS' Gayle King (left) on Thursday morning where she repeated her excuse that 'polls go up and down' and deflecting to say 'we have to remain consistent in fighting for the American people and their needs'

In an interview on Thursday with CBS’ Gayle Kings (left), VP Harris dismissed her low approval, repeating her explanation that “polls are up and down” and deflecting to state that she would continue to fight for the American people’s rights and needs.

Harris previously stated that the polls are ‘up or down’ whenever she is asked about her low ratings. But, Harris and Biden have seen their numbers drop in the first year since they took office.

FiveThirtyEight has an average tracker of Biden’s approval ratings. It shows Biden’s approval rate at just 41.8 percentage at his first year mark.

A Los Angeles Times tracker of Harris’ approval rating shows that as of January 18 – just two days before the one-year mark – the vice president had an average 39 per cent approval rating and a 53 per cent disapproval rating.