Biden’s Rating Hits Highest Point in Months After Student Debt Plan Announcement

President Joe Biden’s job approval hit its highest point in months in the days immediately following the announcement that his administration is fulfilling a campaign promise to cancel student debt, new polling shows.

CBS/YouGov polling results released Sunday shows that Biden’s job rating among registered voters is now at 45 percent, up from 42 percent in July. Overall, 20 percent of respondents said they “strongly approve” of Biden’s performance, while 25 percent said they “somewhat approve.” The pollwas taken between August 24-26. Biden AnnouncementThe plan was announced at noon on the 24th. This means that some respondents may have already answered the survey prior to the announcement.

This is the highest the president’s approval has been since February, according to CBS/Yougov. Most of the gain came from Democrats, with the amount of Democrats who say they strongly approve of Biden’s job performance increasing by eight points since July. He’s also seen gains among young people, among whom his approval is now in the positives.

The upswing comes as Biden’s approval has dippedOver the past year, it has reached low points this summer. Biden’s approval has typically followed the public’s view of the economy. Other recent polls taken before the announcement also indicate that Biden’s job approval could be bouncing back, the student debt plan may have given him a bump in the CBS/YouGov poll.

Poll after poll shows that a majority of voters support some form of student Debt cancellation,And 54 percent of respondents said they approved of Biden’s plan in the recent poll. Meanwhile, debt and political experts argue that delivering thousands of dollars of semi-direct relief to tens of millions of Americans — especially at a time of major greed-driven inflation — is simply good and effective policy.

“Wow, it’s as if enacting popular public policy that helps everyday people is actually good politics,” wrote Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minnesota) in response to Sunday’s poll.

“Formula for success: pass really popular things while your political opponents are trying to take people’s rights away,” said Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Connecticut).

Debt relief advocates are available in the meantime say that Biden’s approval rating would be even higher if he took the debt relief plan further. The plan cancels $10,000 student debt for borrowers earning less than $125,000 per year. Pell Grant recipients can also have their student debt cancelled up to $10,000. Although it has been praised by progressive lawmakers and debt activists it still falls short of what many advocates want.

If Biden’s approval did get a bump from the student debt plan, it bolsters arguments that Democrats should implement popular policiesThe left supports things like raising the minimum wage and passing Medicare for All. Also, reforming the tax system to favor the working class over the rich is something that the left supports.

The latest Passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, (IRA).Biden may also be getting a boost in the polls. The bill — the result of major compromises on climate action and other reforms between Democrats and the conservative wing of their party — polls well among voters, with CBS/YouGov finds that 55 percent supported the bill.

Biden’s approval is still far lower than it was at the beginning of his presidency, however. An aggregate of polls gathered by FiveThirtyEight, Biden’s approval rating has been in the negatives for a year now after he enjoyed above 50 percent approval for roughly his first seven months in office.

Still, recent PollsElection predictions and projections show that this fall’s midterm elections could be much more favorable for Biden and Democrats, than most pundits believe. Recent projections show that Republicans are poised. win smaller marginsIn the House, than previously suggested. FiveThirtyEightThe Associated Press is reporting that the likelihood that DemocratsThey will continue to control the Senate.