Beijing, January 28 (Xinhua) US President Biden has been in office for a week. In recent days, he has been signing decrees to deal with the epidemic situation, climate crisis, racial discrimination and other most urgent issues facing the United States. After returning to the Paris climate agreement on the day of taking office, Biden once again made efforts on the climate issue, and signed relevant promotion measures on the 27th. Opinion polls show that Biden’s performance at the beginning of his last term has been affirmed by the public, and his current support rate is even higher than that of any period of Trump’s term.
At noon on January 20 local time, Biden, the US president-elect and Democrat, was officially sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on Capitol Hill. The picture shows us president Biden signing a series of documents after taking office.
Eight days after taking office, the government decrees are constantly changing! Biden focuses on climate agenda
Climate is one of the four major crises facing the Biden administration. As early as the day of taking office on January 20, US President Biden signed a “nonstop” decree to return to the Paris climate agreement that he withdrew from during the trump period.
Biden also delivered a speech on the 27th local time, introducing the new government’s plan to deal with climate change and signing relevant administrative measures to promote key parts of the climate agenda, including “creating jobs and restoring scientific integrity”.
Biden said in his speech at the White House on the afternoon of 27: “the future is full of hope and opportunities. Now is the time to respond with a greater sense of urgency to the biggest threat we face – climate change. In my opinion, we have been waiting too long to solve the climate crisis. We can’t wait any longer. “
He added: “it’s time to act.”
NBC News quoted two people familiar with the situation as saying that the administrative action on the 27th will focus on raising climate change as a national security priority, instruct the federal government to set a target of protecting 30% of federal land and water resources by 2030, and suspend new leases for developing natural gas and oil in federal land and water.
Data chart: on the afternoon of October 2, 2020 local time, trump made his first public appearance after being diagnosed with the new coronavirus.
Biden’s approval rating exceeds the highest point of Trump’s term
As the new government is busy pushing forward the important agenda, Biden has also won high support.
According to a new poll released by Monmouth University on the 27th, Biden won the majority of public approval at the beginning of his term of office, and his support rate exceeded that of former president trump at any time of his four years in office.
The poll showed that Biden’s approval rating was 54% when he took office. Trump said in his four years in office, the high ratings of poll support were in March 2020 when COVID-19 just broke out, and 46% after the November 2020 election.
In March 2017, Monmouth’s first public opinion poll on Trump’s term showed that he was supported by 43% at that time, and 46% opposed his performance in the White House. In contrast, the latest poll shows that only 30% of respondents are not satisfied with Biden’s early job.
Although most people agree with Biden’s performance, there are still big differences between the two parties. The poll showed that 90% of Democrats and 47% of independents gave the president a positive rating, while only 15% of Republicans gave him a positive rating.
Moreover, Americans are more optimistic about Biden’s prospects as president than trump. Sixty percent of respondents said they were optimistic about the policies the new president will pursue when he comes to the White House, while 35 percent said they were pessimistic.
Biden was sworn in last week when the United States was in turmoil. COVID-19 was still raging, and the states were busy vaccinating the most vulnerable Americans. On the other hand, trump was impeached for the second time due to the deadly riots in Congress on January 6.