Joe Biden Administration Approval Ratings and Hypothetical Voting Intention (15 June 2022)

June 17, 2022
R&WS Research Team
Approval Rating | Joe Biden | Kamala Harris | US Elections | US Politics | US Public Figures

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The latest research by Redfield & Wilton Strategies finds that 43% of Americans disapprove (–) and 35% approve (-4) of President Joe Biden’s overall job performance as President. His net approval rating, at -8% is four percentage points lower than in polling conducted on 30 May.

Vice President Kamala Harris’ net approval rating also stands at -4%. In our latest poll, 39% disapprove (-2) and 32% approve (-5) of Kamala Harris’ performance as Vice President.

On matters of policy, the Joe Biden Administration only elicits positive a net approval rating in its performance on the coronavirus pandemic (+2%).

Americans give the Administration negative net approval ratings for its performance on healthcare (-5%), national security and defense (-6%), education (-7%), the environment (-9%), housing (-10%), relations with Russia (-12%), relations with China (-12%), immigration (-13%), crime/policing (-15%), and the economy (-24%).

Looking ahead to the 2022 Midterm Election, the economy remains the top issue that Americans say will determine how they will vote in the election. When asked to select up to three issues that are most likely to determine how they vote this November, 61% select the economy, 31% select healthcare, and 27% select abortion as determinative election issues. 

The economy is the most-selected option for both 2020 Joe Biden (55%) and Donald Trump (77%) voters. Other important election issues for Biden voters include abortion (40%), healthcare (38%), and the environment (25%), while 42% of Trump voters select immigration, 29% select Government spending, and 25% select taxation.

Regarding the 2024 Presidential Election, our latest hypothetical voting intention finds Donald Trump leading ahead of Joe Biden by 3%. After weighting by likelihood to vote, 41% of respondents say they would vote for Trump (-1) and 38% say they would vote for Biden (–) if they were the candidates in 2024. A further 13% say they don’t know how they would vote (+1).

Large majorities of 2020 Donald Trump voters (84%, -4) and Joe Biden voters (81%, +6) maintain that they would again vote for those respective candidates.

An alternative 2024 Kamala Harris campaign produces an even greater for the Republican candidate. If Donald Trump and Kamala Harris were the 2024 nominees, 43% of Americans say they would vote for Trump (-3) and 37% say they would vote for Harris (-3). In this scenario, 12% say they don’t know how they would vote (+4).

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