Washington, DC, August 10, 2022 – This week’s Ipsos Core Political has President Biden with a 40% approval rating, as nearly a third of Americans believe the economy is the nation’s biggest problem.
Thirty-two percent of Americans believe the economy is the nation’s most important problem. Crime or corruption (10%) is the second most important problem, followed by the environment (8%) and the healthcare system (7%). For Democrats, the priorities are as follows: the economy (25%), then the environment (14%), and then the healthcare system (11%). For Republicans, it is the economy (35%), then immigration (11%), and then crime or corruption (10%). Finally, 37% of independents say the economy is most important, followed by the environment and climate (9%) and crime or corruption (8%).
President Biden’s approval rating is at 40% this week, with 55% disapproving.
Seventy-eight percent of Democrats approve of Biden’s work in office, but only 28% of independents and 12% of Republicans approve.
About the Study
These are some of the findings of an Ipsos poll conducted between August 8-9, 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 445 Democrats, 357 Republicans, and 137 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 ± 5.7 percentage points for Democrats, ± 6.4 percentage points for Republicans, and ± 10.3 percentage points for independents.
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