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Improved Voter Views On Economy Fails To Deliver Biden An Approval Boost


A new survey from AP-NORC has found that there has been a slight increase in voters who have a positive opinion on the economy but it has not translated into an improvement in President Biden’s approval ratings.

  • AP: “Thirty-five percent say the national economy is good, up slightly from 30% in an AP-NORC poll conducted in December and 24% in January 2023. The economy is seen as poor by 65%, down from 69% in December and 76% a year ago. Both Democrats and Republicans are more likely to describe the economy as good compared with last January. But, while 58% of Democrats now have a positive opinion of the economy, only 15% of Republicans agree.”
  • Reuters reports: "Biden's approval rating declined in January as Americans worried about the economy and immigration... Only 38% of poll respondents said they approved of Biden's performance as president, down from 40% in December."
  • Numerous Biden administration officials, including Press Secretary Karine Jean Pierre, chief of Staff Jeff Zients, and Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo, yesterday circulated as Axios report which argued that that the US is, "winning world economic war."

Figure 1: Voter Views on the Economy, by Party Affiliation

Source: AP-NORC

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