Ipsos Core Political : Presidential Approval Tracker (11/04/2021)

The economy remains the most important issue for Americans according to this week's Core Political

The author(s)

  • Jocelyn Duran Account Manager, US, Public Affairs
  • Annaleise Azevedo Lohr Director, US, Public Affairs
  • Chris Jackson Senior Vice President, US, Public Affairs
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Washington, DC, November 4, 2021 – One in four Americans believe the economy is the most pressing issue facing the country today while just under half approve of the work President Biden has been doing in office.

Detailed Findings

Americans continue to be divided on what the most pressing issue facing the nation is. One in four say it is the economy and jobs (27%) while one in ten say it’s the healthcare system (11%), the environment (10%), or public health and illness (10%). Notably, the economy has jumped five points since last week and 10 points since September.

Main issues Americans are facing

Democrats are torn between the economy (19%), the environment (16%), public health (15%), and the healthcare system (14%). For Republicans, nearly one-third (32%) believe the economy is most important, with immigration (18%) as a distant second priority, and crime or corruption (10%) in third place. Independents also agree the economy is most important (35%).

Main issues Americans are facing by party id

Americans are split on Biden’s performance while in office with 48% approving but 47% disapproving.

Biden Approval

Democrats remain largely loyal to President Biden, with 81% approving of his job as President, while only 40% of independents and 16% of Republicans do.

Biden Approval by party id

About the Study

These are some of the findings of an Ipsos poll conducted between November 3-4, 2021. 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 394 Democrats, 413 Republicans, and 119 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 ± 3.5 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 ± 5.6 percentage points for Democrats, ± 5.5 percentage points for Republicans, and ± 10.2 percentage points for independents.  

For more information on this news release, please contact:

Chris Jackson
Senior Vice President, US
Public Affairs
+1 202 420-2025
[email protected]

Kate Silverstein
Media Relations, US
Public Affairs
+1 718 755-8829
[email protected]

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The author(s)

  • Jocelyn Duran Account Manager, US, Public Affairs
  • Annaleise Azevedo Lohr Director, US, Public Affairs
  • Chris Jackson Senior Vice President, US, Public Affairs