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Nearing Five Months in Office, Majorities Support Biden and His Agenda

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 By Bryan Bennett
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Welcome to NAVIGATOR – a project designed to better understand the American public’s views on issues of the day and help advocates, elected officials, and other interested parties understand the language, imagery, and messaging needed to make and win key policy arguments.

Key takeaways from the survey

  • Majorities are hearing positive things about Biden this week, including pandemic handling, vaccines, and the G7 Summit.
  • More than seven in ten say the “worst is over” in the pandemic.
  • Support remains high for the “American Rescue Plan” and the “American Jobs Plan” as optimism grows on the state of the economy overall.


Biden’s Approval on Handling the Presidency Overall, the Pandemic, and the Economy All Remain Positive

Biden’s job approval ratings are at +8 overall, +27 on the pandemic, and +4 on the economy.

Vaccines, Coronavirus, and the G7 Summit Top the List of Positives Americans Have Heard About Biden This Week

This week, more than nine in ten Democrats (93%), 65% of independents, and 47% of Republicans report hearing “mostly positive” or a “mix of positive and negative” on Biden.

Biden and Democrats More Trusted Than Congressional Republicans on Pandemic, Health Care, and Economy

Among independents, Biden and Democrats are more trusted by double digits on the pandemic (+25) and health care (+19), while their lead is narrower on rebuilding the economy (+2).

Nearly Three in Four Continue to Say the “Worst Is Over” in the Pandemic

Bipartisan majorities say the “worst is over,” including 69% of Democrats, 61% of independents, and 77% of Republicans.

Vast Majority Approve of the Vaccine Rollout as More Than Three in Five Report Being Vaccinated

Vaccine rollout approval remains high across parties: 89% of Democrats, 59% of independents, and 62% of Republicans approve of how the vaccine rollout has gone so far.

Support for “American Rescue Plan” Remains Strong

Over the last three months, a majority have continued to support the “American Rescue Plan,” including three in five independents.

Growing Optimism on Personal Finances and Economy

Since March, there has been a 15-point increase in the share who say the economy is “getting better” and a 7-point increase in the share confident about their own personal financial situation.

Vast Majority Continue to Support “American Jobs Plan”

Before reading a description of the “American Jobs Plan,” net support is at +33. After reading a brief description of some proposed parts of the plan, support grows to net +47.

About The Study

This release features findings from a national online survey of 1,001 registered voters conducted June 10-14, 2021. Additional interviews were conducted among 99 Hispanic voters, 102 African American voters, 101 independents without a partisan lean, and 71 Asian American and Pacific Islander voters.

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In a world where the news cycle is the length of a tweet, our leaders often lack the real-time public-sentiment analysis to shape the best approaches to talking about the issues that matter the most. Navigator is designed to act as a consistent, flexible, responsive tool to inform policy debates by conducting research and reliable guidance to inform allies, elected leaders, and the press. Navigator is a project led by pollsters from Global Strategy Group and GBAO along with an advisory committee, including: Andrea Purse, progressive strategist; Arkadi Gerney, The Hub Project; Joel Payne, The Hub Project; Christina Reynolds, EMILY’s List; Delvone Michael, Working Families; Felicia Wong, Roosevelt Institute; Mike Podhorzer, AFL-CIO; Jesse Ferguson, progressive strategist; Navin Nayak, Center for American Progress Action Fund; Stephanie Valencia, EquisLabs; and Melanie Newman, Planned Parenthood Action Fund.

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