approval rating


: a rating based on a percentage of people (as voters) who think someone (as a politician) is doing a good job
The governor's approval rating is going up.

Examples of approval rating in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Newsom’s approval rating has dipped down to 48% of likely voters, bad news for the two-term governor whose national ambitions have driven him to launch what looks to some like shadow campaign for the 2028 Democratic presidential primary. Andrew Sheeler, Sacramento Bee, 23 Feb. 2024 While Putin’s approval rating is sitting on 85 percent, according to the group’s polling from Jan. 2 to 31, Gudkov told independent media Agentstvo that the survey showed that Nadezhdin would probably win a maximum of 4 percent of votes if he was allowed to run. Natalia Abbakumova, Washington Post, 5 Feb. 2024 The new poll puts his approval rating at 38%, which is roughly where that number has stood for most of the past two years. Josh Boak, Fortune, 1 Feb. 2024 But his average approval rating still hovers below 40 percent in most surveys as Americans continue to worry about Biden’s age and handling of immigration and the economy, among other policy issues. Audrey Fahlberg, National Review, 31 Jan. 2024 The incumbent’s approval rating is substantially lower than his disapproval rating. Megan Thiele Strong, The Mercury News, 25 Jan. 2024 As his approval rating has fallen sharply in recent months, more Democrats are considering entering the race. Emma G. Fitzsimmons, New York Times, 24 Jan. 2024 That appeal hasn’t seemed to have worked in California, where his approval rating is 31%, the poll found. Laura J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times, 15 Jan. 2024 The Biden campaign is likely to lean on Shapiro again as Election Day approaches, as his approval rating is nearly 20 points higher than the president’s. Haisten Willis, Washington Examiner, 13 Jan. 2024 See More

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“Approval rating.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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