Joe Biden Administration Approval Ratings and Hypothetical Voting Intention (29 July 2022)

August 2, 2022
R&WS Research Team
Approval Rating | Donald Trump | Joe Biden | Kamala Harris | US Elections | US Politics | US Presidential Election 2024 | US Public Figures

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The latest research by Redfield & Wilton Strategies finds that 47% of Americans disapprove (+2) and 35% approve (+3) of President Joe Biden’s overall job performance as President. His net approval rating, at (-12%) is one percentage point higher than in polling conducted on the 9th of July.

Vice President Kamala Harris’ net approval rating stands at -7% (+2). In our latest poll, 40% disapprove (+3) and 33% approve (-1) of Kamala Harris’ performance as Vice President.

On matters of policy, the Joe Biden Administration only elicits a positive net approval rating in its performance on the coronavirus pandemic (+11%).

The administration has a neutral rating for its handling of the environment. Americans give the Administration negative net approval ratings for its performance on healthcare (-3%), education (-4%), national security and defense (-5%), housing (-8%), relations with Russia (-8%), crime/policing (-12%), relations with China (-15%), immigration (-15%), and the economy (-18%).  

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, 39% select abortion and 32% select healthcare as determinative election issues.

The economy is the most-selected mid-term issue for both Joe Biden (61%) and Donald Trump (68%) 2020 voters. Other important election issues for Biden voters include abortion (54%), healthcare (38%), and the environment (30%), while 40% of Trump voters select immigration, 27% select government spending, and 25% select abortion.

Regarding the 2024 Presidential Election, our latest hypothetical voting intention finds Donald Trump leading Joe Biden by 7%. After weighting by likelihood to vote, 42% of respondents say they would vote for Trump (-1) and 35% say they would vote for Biden (-6) if they were the candidates in 2024. A further 14% say they don’t know how they would vote (+4).

Large majorities of 2020 Donald Trump voters (83%, -6) and Joe Biden voters (73%, -8) maintain that they would again vote for those respective candidates.

An alternative 2024 Kamala Harris campaign produces a slightly narrower lead of 6 points for the Republican candidate. If Donald Trump and Kamala Harris were the 2024 nominees, 42% of Americans say they would vote for Trump (-1) and 36% say they would vote for Harris (-3). In this scenario, 13% say they don’t know how they would vote (+3).

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