Washington, DC, June 3, 2021 – This week’s Ipsos Core Political has President Biden’s approval rating at 54%. Americans are most concerned about the economy, inequality and discrimination, the healthcare system, and corruption.
The economy (19%) continues to be the most important issue for Americans. Concern over inequality and discrimination (11%) has increased by two percent since last week and is now the second most pressing issue. Health care (10%) and crime or corruption (9%) round out the top four issues.
Concern over inequality and discrimination (19%) has increased five points since last week for Democrats and is now tied alongside the economy (19%) as the most important problem the country is facing today. Republicans remain most concerned about the economy (20%) and immigration (18%). Finally, concern over crime or corruption (14%) has increased among independents and is now the second most important issue for them, preceded by the economy (20%).
Fifty-four percent of Americans approve of President’ Biden’s performance in office.
Most Democrats (88%) approve of President Biden’s performance in office. Independents are split on Biden with 55% approving, while Republicans largely disapprove (only 16% approve).
About the Study
These are some of the findings of an Ipsos poll conducted between June 2-3, 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 426 Democrats, 382 Republicans, and 111 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, ± 5.7 percentage points for Republicans, and ± 10.6 percentage points for independents.
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