Biden job approval:
In our post-election survey of 1,010 Independent voters, who voted in the in the November midterm election, President Biden did not perform well with Independent voters. 61% disapproved of his job as president (43% strongly and 18% somewhat disapproved combined). Only 37% of Independent voters approved of President Biden (11% strongly and 26% somewhat approved combined).
Some surveyed Independent sub-groups were less pessimistic about the president’s job approval. Younger voters aged 18-29 were slightly more optimistic about our commander in chief compared to the overall sample of Independents; 45% of younger voters approved of the president’s job, while a majority (53%) disapproved. A majority (61%) of Independent voters over the age of 30 all disapproved of the president, while only 36% approved.
Among surveyed Independents, 70% thought the country was off on the wrong track, while 22% thought the country was moving in the right direction. Not even a third of almost every sub-group surveyed thought the country was headed in the right direction, while overwhelming majorities of nearly every surveyed sub-group said the country was off on the wrong track. Even self-identified liberals (44% right direction/46% wrong track), among the nationwide sample of Independents, thought the country was off on the wrong track. Also, those surveyed Independents who thought their personal finances were better off than four years ago (53% right direction/38%wrong track) were the only group where a majority thought the country was headed in the right direction.