Joe Biden Administration Approval Ratings and Hypothetical Voting Intention (13 May 2024)

May 17, 2024
R&WS Research Team
Approval Rating | Donald Trump | Joe Biden | Kamala Harris | Ron DeSantis | US Elections | US Politics | US Presidential Election 2024 | US Public Figures

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The latest research by Redfield & Wilton Strategies finds that 44% of Americans disapprove (-2) and 38% approve (+2) of President Joe Biden’s overall job performance as President. His net approval rating (-6%) is four points up from our previous poll conducted on 1 May, and is the joint-highest rating President Biden has held in our US tracker since 17 May last year.  

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Vice President Kamala Harris’ net approval rating stands at -4% (+4), her highest net approval rating since February 2023 (-2%). 

In our latest poll, 41% disapprove (-3) and 37% approve (+1) of Kamala Harris’ performance as Vice President.

The economy (58%), immigration (37%), and abortion (34%) are the top three choices when American voters are asked to name the most important issues facing the country today.

The economy is the most-selected issue for both Donald Trump (67%) and Joe Biden (55%) voters at the last election. Other important issues for Trump voters include immigration (54%), government spending (28%), and healthcare (24%), while 51% of Biden voters select abortion, 38% select healthcare, and 26% select the environment and immigration.

Our latest hypothetical voting intention finds Joe Biden now leads Donald Trump by one point nationally, his first lead in our hypothetical Presidential Voting Intention poll since 25 June last year.

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After weighing by likelihood to vote, 43% (+2) say they would vote for Biden and 42% (-1) say they would vote for Trump if they were candidates in 2024. 5% (-2) would vote for Robert F. Kennedy Jr., while a further 6% (+1) say they don’t know how they would vote.

However, if Joe Biden and Donald Trump are the candidates for the two major parties in the next Presidential Election, most Americans still think Trump would be the winner. 

41% (+2) of Americans currently say they think Donald Trump would be more likely to win in a contest between the two men, while 36% (–) think Joe Biden would be more likely to win. 12% (-3) believe it would be a toss-up.

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