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Fifty-seven percent view Biden negatively, while 42% view him positively.
Not only does he rate highly with voters overall, but he also reaches new levels of disappointment among his core voters: 60% of voters under 30, 55% of Hispanics, 53% of women, and 18% of the Democrats, all see negative ratings record.
His negatives are also at the highest point of his presidency among liberals (28%) and moderates (59%).
“This is a very tough place for Biden,” says Democratic pollster Chris Anderson, who conducts the Fox News poll alongside Republican Daron Shaw. “If he moves to stabilize his ratings on the left, it could easily lead to further erosion in the middle and hurt his re-election prospects. But if he doesn’t address his problems on the left, his ratings could really come crashing down.”
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Former President Trump is also underwater, with a 44% favorable rating versus 55% unfavorable. At this point in his presidency, in June 2018, Trump was 45% favorable to 53% unfavorable.
And while supporters are equally favorable toward the man on their side (81% of Democrats for Biden and 83% of Republicans for Trump), their distaste for the other side is stronger: 9 in 10 Democrats they have a negative view of Trump, and Republicans are equally unfavorable toward Biden.
“Part of Biden’s strength as a politician is that he’s always been seen as ‘a nice guy,’” says Shaw. “But the data suggests his image has suffered because views of his administration’s performance have deteriorated. I’m not sure how he regains that goodwill.”
Biden’s job performance also suffers on all the topics evaluated: more disapproves than approves of the job he is doing by 48 points in inflation, 38 points in economics, 27 points in weapons, 23 points in border security and by 10 points in his response a Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Overall, 43% approve of the job they’re doing versus 57% who don’t, their worst rating to date.
The poll, released Thursday, also asked voters about their opinion of the National Rifle Association, and after a recent spate of gun violence, more view the NRA negatively (47%) than positively (42%) for a 5 point margin. These assessments are unchanged from those offered three years ago (the last time the question was asked) in August 2019, shortly after the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio.
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Current and former vice presidents are also in negative territory, although former Vice President Mike Pence is viewed more favorably than Vice President Kamala Harris.
Harris is underwater, with 39% viewing her favorably versus 56% unfavourably, for a net -17 points.
Pence does slightly better with 10 net negatives (40% favorable vs. 50% unfavorable).
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Republicans (34%) are nearly twice as likely to have an unfavorable opinion of Pence as Democrats (19%) of Harris.
Conducted June 10-13, 2022 under the joint direction of Beacon Research (D) and Shaw & Company Research (R), this Fox News poll includes interviews with 1,002 registered voters across the country who were randomly selected from a national voter archive and spoke with interviewers on landlines and cell phones. The total sample has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus three percentage points.