One and a half years into his first term, Americans are giving President Joe Biden a negative 31 – 60 percent job approval rating, the lowest score of his presidency, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll of adults released July 20.
Republicans (94 – 2 percent) and independents (67 – 23 percent) disapprove, while Democrats approve (71 – 18 percent).
Registered voters give President Biden a negative 33 – 59 percent job approval rating, his lowest approval rating among registered voters in a Quinnipiac University national poll.
In the poll of 1,523 U.S. adults conducted between July 14 and July 18, respondents were asked about President Biden’s handling of…
- the response to the coronavirus: 50 percent approve, while 43 percent disapprove;
- the response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine: 40 percent approve, while 52 percent disapprove;
- foreign policy: 36 percent approve, while 55 percent disapprove;
- gun violence: 32 percent approve, while 61 percent disapprove;
- the economy: 28 percent approve, while 66 percent disapprove.
Meanwhile, Americans give Republicans in Congress a negative 23 – 68 percent job approval rating, which is a new high on disapproval during Biden’s presidency in a Quinnipiac University poll. Americans give Democrats in Congress a negative 30 – 63 percent job approval rating.
Americans give the Supreme Court a negative 37 – 56 percent job approval rating. Registered voters give the Supreme Court a negative 39 – 55 percent job approval rating, which is the highest disapproval among registered voters since Quinnipiac University began asking the question in 2004.
“Americans send a message that echoes through the High Court and the Halls of Congress: You are not getting the job done. The Republicans hit a new high on disapproval, the Democrats fare little better, and SCOTUS is met with unprecedented disapproval,” said Quinnipiac University Polling Analyst Tim Malloy.
Among the registered voters surveyed in this poll, if the Midterm elections were held today, 45 percent say they would want to see the Democratic Party win control of the United States House of Representatives, while 44 percent say the Republican Party, and 11 percent did not offer an opinion. In Quinnipiac University’s June 8, 2022 poll, 46 percent of registered voters said the Republican Party, while 41 percent said the Democratic Party, and 13 percent did not offer an opinion.
Voters are evenly split on which party they would want to see win control of the United States Senate with 45 percent saying the Democratic Party, 45 percent saying the Republican Party, and 10 percent not offering an opinion. This compares to Quinnipiac University’s May 18, 2022 poll when 48 percent of registered voters said the Republican Party, 44 percent said the Democratic Party, and 8 percent did not offer an opinion.
Roughly 7 in 10 Americans (71 percent) say they would not like to see Joe Biden run for president in 2024, while 24 percent say they would like to see him seek a second term. Among Democrats, 54 percent say they would not like to see Biden run in 2024, while 40 percent say they would.
More than 6 in 10 Americans (64 percent) say they would not like to see Donald Trump run for president in 2024, while 32 percent say they would like to see him run. Among Republicans, 69 percent say they would like to see Trump run in 2024, while 27 percent say they would not.
“There’s scant enthusiasm for a replay of either a Trump or Biden presidency. But while Trump still holds sway on his base, President Biden is underwater when it comes to support from his own party,” added Malloy.
Americans were also asked whether they had a favorable or unfavorable opinion of potential 2024 presidential candidates.
- Joe Biden: 35 percent favorable, 58 percent unfavorable, 5 percent haven’t heard enough about him;
- Donald Trump: 37 percent favorable, 55 percent unfavorable, 4 percent haven’t heard enough about him;
- Kamala Harris: 26 percent favorable, 50 percent unfavorable, 22 percent haven’t heard enough about her;
- Ron DeSantis: 31 percent favorable, 32 percent unfavorable, 35 percent haven’t heard enough about him.
Asked to choose the most urgent issue facing the country today, inflation (34 percent) ranks first followed by gun violence (12 percent). No other issue reached double digits.
Among Republicans, inflation (48 percent) ranks first followed by immigration (16 percent) with no other issue reaching double digits.
Among Democrats, gun violence (22 percent) ranks first followed by abortion (14 percent), inflation (14 percent), election laws (12 percent), and climate change (11 percent).
Among independents, inflation (41 percent) ranks first with no other issue reaching double digits.
Two-thirds of Americans (67 percent) say the country is worse off today than it was a year ago, while 26 percent say the country is better off and 4 percent volunteer that it is the same.
The survey included 1,367 registered voters and the poll has a margin of error of 2.7 percentage points.