Washington, DC, March 23, 2022 – This week’s Ipsos’ Core Political has President Joe Biden receiving the lowest approval rating we've seen on our tracker, 40%. The economy and war and foreign conflict remain the top issues.
One in five (22%) Americans believe the economy is the most important problem facing the nation today, followed by 14% who believe it is war and foreign conflict.
Republicans (27%), independents (26%), and Democrats (15%) all agree the economy is the most important problem facing the country today. For Democrats (14%) and Republicans (15%), war and foreign conflict is the second most important issue. Meanwhile, independents are more likely to say they don’t know (13%) what the most important issue is, followed by 12% who say it is war and foreign conflict.
President Biden’s approval stands at 40% this week, with the majority of Americans (54%) disapproving of him.
Nearly 4 in 5 (77%) Democrats approve of President Biden, but only 27% of independents and 10% of Republicans do.
About the Study
These are some of the findings of an Ipsos poll conducted between March 21-22, 2022. For this survey, a sample of 1,005 Americans age 18+ from the continental U.S., Alaska, and Hawaii were interviewed online in English. The sample includes 432 Democrats, 366 Republicans, and 135 independents. Weighting was then employed to balance demographics to ensure that the sample's composition reflects that of the adult population according to Census data and to provide results intended to approximate the sample universe. The precision of Ipsos online polls is measured using a credibility interval. In this case, the poll is accurate to within ± 3.8 percentage points, 19 times out of 20, had all Americans been polled. The credibility interval will be wider among subsets of the population. All sample surveys and polls may be subject to other sources of error, including but not limited to coverage error and measurement error. The poll also has a credibility interval of ± 5.8 percentage points for Democrats, ± 6.3 percentage points for Republicans, and ± 10.3 percentage points for independents.
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