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AP poll: Americans back Biden’s virus response

President Joe Biden said the U.S. would have enough supply of the COVID-19 vaccine for every...
President Joe Biden said the U.S. would have enough supply of the COVID-19 vaccine for every adult by the end of May.
Published: Mar. 5, 2021 at 8:36 AM CST
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden has a 60 percent approval rating of his job performance from Americans and even more backing for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

That’s according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Support for Biden’s pandemic response extends across party lines. Overall, 70 percent of Americans back his handling of the virus response, including 44 percent of Republicans.

Biden has made the pandemic his central focus, urging Americans to follow stringent social distancing and mask guidelines and vowing to speed up distribution of critical vaccines. He’s also argued that until the spread of the virus is under control, the economy won’t fully recover.

Overall, 48 percent of Americans say the country is headed in the right direction, compared with 37 percent in December.

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