President Joe Biden just hit a new high in his approval rating this year, enjoying a surge of support from women, according to a new poll.
An Emerson College poll released on Friday found that 45% of voters said they approved of Biden’s performance – an increase of 3 percentage points since last month. Forty-nine percent disapprove of his performance, which is down 2 points from last time.
Biden’s surge in approval “appears to be driven largely by female voters,” noted Spencer Kimball, executive director of Emerson College Polling. Since July, female voters’ approval of Biden has jumped 10 points, from 39% to 49%, Kimball noted.
The results are the latest evidence that the U.S. Supreme Court’s revocation of constitutional abortion rights, to the joy of Republicans, could be a key factor in the midterm elections, especially in light of widespread anger among female voters.
Other polls find similar results for Biden. A Politico-Morning Consult survey, released Wednesday, found that 46% of all respondents approve of the job Biden is doing — its highest level since December in that poll. His approval hit 45% in the latest NBC News poll, its highest since last October.
The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research found that support for Biden rose from a low of 36% in July to 45% earlier this month – largely thanks to a rebound in support from his own party. . During a few bleak summer months, when gas prices peaked and lawmakers seemed deadlocked on legislation, it appeared Democrats faced the possibility of massive losses to Republicans. medium term.
In the Emerson poll, a sizable segment of respondents (39%) ranked the economy as the most important issue in their vote, followed by threats to democracy (15%) and access to abortion ( 10%).
When it comes to presidential candidates in 2024, 45% said they would vote for Biden and 44% would go for Trump. This is within the margin of error of the polls. 6% would vote for someone else and 5% are undecided.
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