Ipsos Core Political : Presidential Approval Tracker (08/19/2021)

Only a quarter of Americans believe the country is heading in the right direction

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  • Jocelyn Duran Account Manager, US, Public Affairs
  • Chris Jackson Senior Vice President, US, Public Affairs
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Washington, DC, August 19, 2021 – Americans increasingly believe the country is off on the wrong track. Meanwhile, Biden’s approval has dropped to 46%.

Only a quarter of Americans believe the country is heading in the right direction. More Republicans (83%) and independents (66%) believe that the country is off on the wrong track compared to the last time this question was asked.

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The economy (18%) continues to rank as the top concern for Americans, followed by public health (14%) and the healthcare system (10%).

Main issues Americans are facing

Public health (21%) remains the top concern among Democrats, followed by the healthcare system (14%), the economy, and the environment (both 13%). Republicans’ key concern continues to be the economy (19%), closely followed by immigration (16%), and crime or corruption (12%).  Among independents, the economy reigns with 28% noting it as the most important problem, followed by the healthcare system at 16%.

Main issues Americans are facing by party id

President Biden’s approval rating has dropped to its lowest standing yet at 46%.

Biden Approval

Approval for President Biden has dropped across the parties, with Democrat approval at 81%, Republicans at 11%, and independents at 42%.

Biden Approval by party id

 

About the Study

These are some of the findings of an Ipsos poll conducted between August 18-19, 2021. 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 429 Democrats, 365 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 ± 3.5 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 ± 5.4 percentage points for Democrats, ± 5.8 percentage points for Republicans, and ± 10.1 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
  • Chris Jackson Senior Vice President, US, Public Affairs

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