The True Approval Rating Index, or 'T.A.R.i'., utilizes our in-house formula to generate a current approval rating of the current president. Traditional polling has proven itself quite unreliable since the 2016 Presidential election cycle, the current approach typiclly not encompassing a true voting base by working from a small subset of results, leading to a higher-than-normal approval for any acting president of the United States. Our formula goes further to produce a more accurate (and realistic) result, tracking seven major factors to produce a more streamlined approval rating better reflecting the general national mood.
The area chart below compares Biden 2022 to Trump 2018 and Obama 2014, the second year of each respective President's term.
November 2022 saw Biden receive a small, though much-needed, post-Midterm Elections bump to his approval rating which continues to languish as the year goes on.