The following is an excerpt from Gallup News.
After hitting a record low in July, President Joe Biden's job approval rating is up six percentage points to 44%, his highest in a year.
While this uptick represents a significant improvement on the heels of several policy successes for Biden, he still remains underwater overall, with 53% of Americans disapproving of his job performance.
The increase in Biden's job rating is largely buoyed by political independents, whose approval rose from 31% last month to the current 40%. Democrats' (81%) and Republicans' (4%) ratings of Biden are not significantly changed over the same period.
These findings are from an Aug. 1-23 Gallup poll, which spanned an eventful period in Biden's presidency.
While recovering from Covid-19, the president announced the U.S. had killed al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri. In the days following, congressional Democrats passed Biden's sweeping domestic spending plan, the Inflation Reduction Act, a healthcare, climate and tax package.
Although high inflation and recession fears continue to plague the nation, there has been some recent positive economic news with average gas prices falling below $4 per gallon, a better-than-expected jobs report and a slight decline in the inflation rate.
The poll was completed just before Biden announced his student loan forgiveness plan that would cut debt for millions of Americans.
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