Biden Approval Underwater on Immigration, Taxes & Gov’t Spending, Economy, National Security & Healthcare

President Biden’s approval ratings are underwater on five key issues facing the nation– Immigration (-18), Taxes and Government Spending (-13), the Economy (-5), National Security (-4), and Healthcare (-1).

A Scott Rasmussen national survey found the president receiving positive approval only on his handling of COVID (+8).

The president’s low ratings are consistent with other data showing that voters give him low marks for handling the situation at the Southern border. The border situation is considered a crisis by 67% of voters.

Only 38% of voters approve of way the president is addressing taxes and government spending. Fifty-one percent (51%) disapprove. This may be particularly significant during Congressional debate over what Democrats call the Build Back Better plan and Republicans call the Big Government Socialism bill.

Sixty-nine percent (69%) of Democrats approve of the way the president is handling Taxes and Government Spending. Disapproval comes from 77% of Republicans and 56% of Independents.

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Note: Neither Scott Rasmussen,, nor RMG Research, Inc. have any affiliation with Rasmussen Reports. While Scott Rasmussen founded that firm, he left more than seven years ago and has had no involvement since that time.


Please let me know if you approve or disapprove of the way President Biden is handling each of the following issues:

The economy

19%    Strongly approve

25%    Somewhat approve

14%    Somewhat disapprove

35%    Strongly disapprove

7%    Not sure


26%    Strongly approve

25%    Somewhat approve

13%    Somewhat disapprove

30%    Strongly disapprove

6%    Not sure


18%    Strongly approve

25%    Somewhat approve

13%    Somewhat disapprove

34%    Strongly disapprove

10%    Not sure

National security

20%    Strongly approve

23%    Somewhat approve

15%    Somewhat disapprove

29%    Strongly disapprove

12%    Not sure


15%    Strongly approve

22%    Somewhat approve

17%    Somewhat disapprove

38%    Strongly disapprove

9%    Not sure

Taxes and government spending

17%    Strongly approve

21%    Somewhat approve

13%    Somewhat disapprove

38%    Strongly disapprove

11%    Not sure


The survey of 1,200 Registered Voters was conducted online by Scott Rasmussen on October 11-13, 2021. Field work for the survey was conducted by RMG Research, Inc. Certain quotas were applied, and the sample was lightly weighted by geography, gender, age, race, education, internet usage, and political party to reasonably reflect the nation’s population of Registered Voters. Other variables were reviewed to ensure that the final sample is representative of that population.

The margin of sampling error for the full sample is +/- 2.8 percentage points.

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