After a tough year, President Biden’s approval rating is finally at an 11-month high just seven weeks before the midterm elections. Meanwhile, former President Trump who remarkably had a favorable rating since leaving office got his lowest post-presidency marks.

An NBC poll just released found that 45 percent of registered voters approved of Biden’s overall job—the highest since last October. The news survey was conducted on September 9 to September 13.



At the same time, 54 percent of voters have a negative view of Trump and 34 percent of voters have a positive view. This is the ex-president’s lowest since last April, when 55 percent of voters had a negative view and 32 percent had a positive view.

While Biden is not up for reelection this year, historical data suggests that there is a correlation between presidential approval and congressional seat gain in the midterms.