Most U.S. voters approve of President Joe Biden. However, it is not thought that he is the most popular Democratic president.
Biden didn’t just get more votes than his rival Trump, he also made history by earning the highest number of votes ever won by any presidential nominee in the country’s past. Previously, former President Barack Obama got a record number of votes in the 2008 election by winning 69,498,516 votes. But Biden far surpassed Obama’s tally and set a new record with more than 81,284,000 votes, according to CBS.
According to Pew Research Center’s tabulation of final or near-final returns of the 2020 elections from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, Biden defeated Trump by about 4.45 percentage points. Biden’s 51.3 percent of the popular vote was also the highest bagged by any challenger to a current president since 1932.
The voter turnout in the 2020 presidential election was highest in U.S. history, as about two-thirds (66.3%) of the voting-eligible population came out to cast their vote. According to the Washington Post, the turnout rate was the highest in more than a century.
According to a Pew Research Center article published in January 2021, "64% of voters express a positive opinion of [Biden's] conduct since he won the November election." According to FiveThirtyEight, as of February 2021, Biden has a 54 percent approval rating. Both of these polls suggest that the majority of U.S. adults approve of Biden.
However, Biden is not the most popular Democratic president in U.S. history. According to FiveThirtyEight, President Barack Obama had an approval rating of over 60 percent at the start of his presidency, as did President Bill Clinton. President Jimmy Carter even had an approval rating of over 70 percent.
UPDATE: This check has been changed to reflect recent polls.