The latest research by Redfield & Wilton Strategies finds that 47% of Americans disapprove (-1) and 38% approve (-1) of President Joe Biden’s overall job performance as President. His net approval rating, at -9%, is same as in polling conducted on 3 April.
Vice President Kamala Harris’ net approval rating remains at -10%, her lowest to date. In our latest poll, 46% disapprove (up 3%) and 36% approve (down 1%) of Kamala Harris’ performance as Vice President.
On matters of policy, the Joe Biden Administration elicits positive net approval ratings in the areas of the coronavirus pandemic (+9%), education (+2%), and healthcare (0%).
Americans give the Administration notably negative net approval ratings for its performance on the economy (-10%), crime/policing (-11%), and immigration (-16%).
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, 58% select the economy, 32% select healthcare, and 28% select immigration pandemic as determinative election issues.
The economy is the most-selected option for both 2020 Joe Biden (53%) and Donald Trump (68%) voters. Other important election issues for Biden voters include healthcare (46%) and the pandemic (27%), while 43% of Trump voters select immigration and 30% select Government spending.
With regard to the 2024 Presidential Election, our latest hypothetical voting intention finds Donald Trump leading Joe Biden by 2%. After weighting by likelihood to vote, 43% of respondents say they would vote for Trump (no change) and 41% say they would vote for Biden (up 3%) if they were the candidates in 2024. A further 9% say they don’t know how they would vote (down 3%).
Large majorities of 2020 Donald Trump voters (85%, down 2%) and Joe Biden voters (84%, up 7%) maintain that they would again vote for those respective candidates, though notably more so in the case of Donald Trump.
An alternative 2024 Kamala Harris campaign produces a more decisive lead for the Republican candidate. If Donald Trump and Kamala Harris were the 2024 nominees, 45% of Americans say they would vote for Trump (up 1%) and 39% say they would vote for Harris (up 4%). In this scenario, 10% say they don’t know how they would vote (down 3%).