Ipsos Core Political Survey: Presidential Approval Tracker (11/23/2022)

President Biden's approval rating is 37% with most Americans saying things in the country are off on the wrong track.

The author(s)

  • Chris Jackson Senior Vice President, US, Public Affairs
  • Annaleise Azevedo Lohr Director, US, Public Affairs
  • Jocelyn Duran Account Manager, US, Public Affairs
  • Jeremy Golden Research Analyst
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Washington, DC, November 23, 2022 – This week’s Ipsos Core Political holds President Biden’s approval rating steady at 37%, while the economy remains Americans’ biggest concern for the country.

Detailed Findings

Two-thirds of Americans (66%) believe things in this country are off on the wrong track, particularly Republicans (88%) and independents (69%). Only 19% of Americans feel optimistic about the direction of the country, saying it is headed in the right direction, while 15% are unsure.

Right Direction/Wrong TrackAmericans continue to be most concerned about the economy (30%), particularly Republicans (43%) and independents (28%) but it is the top issue for Democrats (22%) as well. Beyond the economy, Democrats are concerned with the environment and climate (13%), healthcare system (10%), and inequality and discrimination (10%). Meanwhile, Republicans place crime or corruption (11%) and immigration (10%) in second and third place. Finally, independents consider crime or corruption (14%) the second most important issue, followed by the environment and climate (11%).

Issue Facing America

Issue Facing America

Approval of President Joe Biden’s performance in office is at 37% this week while 57% disapprove.

Presidential Approval

President Biden retains the approval of 73% of Democrats, but only 30% of independents and 9% of Republicans.

Presidential Approval by Party

About the Study

These are some of the findings of an Ipsos poll conducted between November 21-22, 2022. For this survey, a sample of 1,002 Americans age 18+ from the continental U.S., Alaska, and Hawaii were interviewed online in English. The sample includes 431 Democrats, 382 Republicans, and 122 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, ± 6.1 percentage points for Republicans, and ± 10.9 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]

Annaleise Lohr
Director, US
Public Affairs
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The author(s)

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

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