Civiqs data on the U.S. government response to the pandemic has also steadily improved since Biden took office, with 61% now saying they are completely/mostly satisfied with the response and 35% indicating they are not satisfied. It’s almost a 180 degree turnaround from the day Biden was sworn in, when 63% said they weren’t satisfied with government efforts and just 33% said they were.
Coronavirus news in the U.S. continues to be positive. Although the rate of vaccinations is slowing as the effort contends with people who are vaccine hesitant, several models now predict that COVID-19 cases will dip sharply by midsummer. That’s a particularly striking finding as the nation watches horrors that have taken hold in other parts of the world—India, in particular. In fact, in many ways, the world has gone from marveling at America’s flailing response and soaring death/infection rates under Donald Trump to envying the pace of vaccination rates and improved health of the population under the Biden administration.
This phase of Biden’s presidency is likely to get much tougher, as indicated by the unexpectedly weak jobs report that dropped last Friday. But Americans hired Biden to stem the outbreak of the pandemic here in the U.S., and they will likely give the president some leeway to deal with other vexing problems if his administration continues to make steady progress on stamping out the pandemic. That progress will include convincing more people who have shown hesitancy to get vaccinated along with increasingly opening up vaccinations to younger people, a prospect that is very much on the horizon for the Pfizer vaccine, in particular.