Reuters/Ipsos Core Political Survey: Presidential Approval Tracker (02/10/2021)

Biden's approval rating remains unchanged from last week with 57% of Americans approving of the way he is handling his job as President.

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  • Chris Jackson Senior Vice President, US, Public Affairs
  • Jocelyn Duran Account Manager, US, Public Affairs
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Washington, DC, February 10, 2021 — This week’s Reuters/Ipsos Core Political shows Joe Biden’s approval rating remains stable, with 57% of Americans approving of the way he is handling his job. On the most concerning issues Americans are facing today, the economy and unemployment, along with public health and disease continue to be the most frequently cited.

The economy, unemployment, and jobs (22%), along with public health, disease, and illness (18%) are the most concerning issues for Americans today.

Democrats are more likely to consider public health (20%) as the primary issue, followed by the economy (18%), and the healthcare system (15%). Meanwhile, Republicans think the economy and unemployment are most concerning with 27% of them citing it as the primary issue. This is followed by 13% who say public health and 12% who say morality.

Main issues Americans are facing

Finally, Biden’s approval rating is unchanged from last week with 57% of Americans approving of how he is handling his job. Democratic support remains strong with 92% of Democrats approving of him. Among independents, over half (56%) approve of Biden but only 23% of Republicans do so.

Biden Approval

About the Study

These are some of the findings of an Ipsos poll conducted between February 9-10, 2021 on behalf of Thomson Reuters. For this survey, a sample of 1,001 Americans age 18+ from the continental U.S., Alaska and Hawaii were interviewed online in English. The sample includes 488 Democrats, 342 Republicans and 98 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 ± 5.1 percentage points for Democrats, ± 6.0 percentage points for Republicans, and ± 11.3 percentage points for independents.  

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The author(s)

  • Chris Jackson Senior Vice President, US, Public Affairs
  • Jocelyn Duran Account Manager, US, Public Affairs

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