Joe Biden Administration Approval Ratings and Hypothetical Voting Intention (16 January 2023)

January 19, 2023
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 | USA

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The latest research by Redfield & Wilton Strategies finds that 46% of Americans disapprove (+1) and 38% approve (-3) of President Joe Biden’s overall job performance as President. His net approval rating (-8%) is down four points from our previous poll conducted on 5 December.

Vice President Kamala Harris’ net approval rating stands at -7% (-1). In our latest poll, 42% disapprove (-2) and 35% approve (-3) of Kamala Harris’ performance as Vice President.

On matters of policy, the Joe Biden Administration elicits positive net approval ratings for its performance on the coronavirus pandemic (+12%), election integrity/democracy (+6%), healthcare (+6%), education (+5%), the environment (+4%), and national security & defense (+1%). 

Americans give the Administration negative net approval ratings for its performance on immigration (-20%), crime/policing (-13%), the economy (-11%), housing (-10%), relations with China (-10%), relations with Russia (-6%).

Our latest hypothetical voting intention finds Donald Trump leading Joe Biden by 2%. After weighing by likelihood to vote, 41% of respondents say they would vote for Trump (–) and 39% say they would vote for Biden (-2) if they were candidates in 2024. A further 11% say they don’t know how they would vote (-).

Large majorities of 2020 Donald Trump voters (81%, -4) and Joe Biden voters (79%, -3) maintain that they would again vote for those respective candidates. Those who voted for Donald Trump in 2020 are more likely to say they will certainly (69%) or probably (13%) vote in comparison to those who voted for Joe Biden in 2020 (59% and 11%, respectively).

If Ron DeSantis and Joe Biden were the candidates in 2024, 40% of voters say they would vote for Biden (-2), while 38% (-2) say they would support DeSantis

An alternative 2024 Kamala Harris campaign produces a lead of three points for the former President. If Donald Trump and Kamala Harris were the 2024 nominees, 42% of Americans say they would vote for Trump (-1) and 39% say they would vote for Harris (-2). In this scenario, 11% say they don’t know how they would vote (+2).

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