New tracking poll data measuring the job performance of Republicans and Democrats, the generic ballot, and the top issues for 2024.
Just 33% of voters say Republicans are prioritizing the right things since they took control of Congress in January.
- This represents a 4-point drop for Republicans since August – outside the margin of error – and it is largely caused by a 9-point drop among women.
- 35% of voters say Democrats are prioritizing the right things – a 1-point drop.
WHY IT MATTERS – This drop comes after House Republicans announced the Biden impeachment inquiry and as failure to pass a 2024 budget raises the risk of a government shutdown.
HOW TO USE THIS DATA – This report provides insight into what issues matter most to different groups of voters.
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Fewer Americans say Republicans and Democrats are prioritizing the right things.
- Just 33% of Americans – including 21% of Independents – say Republicans are prioritizing the right things. This is a 4-point drop since August, and it is almost entirely driven by a 9-point drop among women.
- Meanwhile, 35% of Americans – including 25% of Independents – say Democrats are prioritizing the right things. This is a 1-point drop since August.
- The percentage of New Majority voters who are not definitely voting for a GOP candidate say Republicans are prioritizing the right things – a 12 point drop since August.
The rising cost of living/inflation continues to be the most important issue to voters.
- The rising cost of living/inflation is one of the most important issues for 60% of voters ahead of the 2024 election.
- Of those voters, 60% chose food as one of the two rising costs of living most in need of being addressed.
- Housing costs are a higher priority for younger, Black, and Hispanic voters than for other voters.
- Other important issues vary widely by demographic.
- Immigration and border security are more important to Republicans while gun control and abortion are more important to Democrats.
Voter sentiment toward Biden and the direction of the country continues to be negative.
- 73% of voters say the country is on the wrong track, including 52% of Democrats.
- 43% approve of the job Joe Biden is doing as president, including 40% of independents.
- Biden’s lowest job approval comes from Gen X (35%) and men (36%).
- Biden’s highest approval comes from Blacks (59%) and single women (59%).
Republicans maintain a 5-point lead on the generic ballot – 45%-40%.
- Republicans lead with swing voters 42%-33%, with 24% undecided.
- Republicans also lead among men (55%-33%), Asians (62%-26%), Whites (49%-37%), Gen X (51%-31%), and Boomer+ (47%-42%).
- Democrats lead among women (47%-36%), single women (24%-59%), Blacks (53%-32%), Hispanics (49%-37%), and Gen Z (50%-33%).