Presidential approval rating polls

Until August 2023, we asked Americans every month about their approval or disapproval of President Biden's actions.

Updated on August 9, 2023 at 12:15 pm EDT.

PA Subscribe ButtonThe last Reuters/Ipsos Core Political poll , relesed on August 2023, reflecting public opinion, showed President Joe Biden’s approval rating remaining steady, but low. The economy remains a top concern and most are pessimistic about the direction of the country.

President Biden popularity evolution

We asked Americans how they feel about the way Joe Biden is handling his job as president. A majority continue to be unhappy with his job performance (54%), a number that has not changed since April of this year.

To learn more about our methodology, download the full report.


Joe Biden's approval rating among political leaders

What do Republicans, Democrats and independents think of how Biden is handling the presidency? Democrats are supportive of the president’s job performance, while Republicans are extremely unhappy. Independents’ perceptions are in line with the general public.

To learn more, read the complete analysis of our political survey.


Americans' current opinion about problems in the U.S.

The economy remains the number 1 issue this month (20%), followed distantly by crime and corruption. 


Republicans, Democrats and independents are most likely to say that the economy is the top issue, but their second and third tier issues vary widely.


How do Americans feel about the direction of the country? Most continue to be unhappy with the direction of the country.


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