As President Biden returns from an overseas travel marking 1 twelvemonth since Russia’s penetration of Ukraine, voters springiness their highest marks to day for his handling of that business – but his standing connected nan astir important rumor to them, nan economy, remains dismal.
Here are six takeaways from nan latest Fox News nationalist survey.
-- A increasing number are emotion symptom successful nan pocketbook.
Some 57% opportunity they person little money successful their pouch than they did a twelvemonth ago. That’s up 7 points from 50% who felt that measurement past February. Those emotion hardest deed see Republican women (78% little money now), agrarian Whites (69%), Gen Xers (63%), and voters pinch yearly income beneath $50,000 (62%).
Fox News Poll compares money successful your pouch vs past year (Fox News)
Fully 78% opportunity nan economy is successful only fair aliases mediocre condition, mostly unchanged for nan past year.
That’s really nan system remains nan apical issue, pinch 36% saying it’s nan astir important problem facing nan state -- and it’s nan number 1 prime among Democrats, Republicans, and independents. While that 36% is down from 42% successful December, it still acold outdistances nan adjacent highest priorities of immigration/border information (13%), ambiance (10%), and guns (9%).
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-- Biden receives champion support ratings yet connected Ukraine, overseas policy.
Biden’s worst occupation ratings proceed to beryllium connected inflation, pinch 31% approving. And that’s a precocious constituent -- support went arsenic debased arsenic 23% successful June 2022. His ratings are besides good underwater connected nan system (36% approve, 62% disapprove), migration (36-61%), guns (36-60%), and nan opioid pandemic (36-56%).
Fox News Poll shows President Biden's capacity connected nan opioid pandemic, guns, immigration, nan system and inflation (Fox News)
As nan study was underway, Biden made a astonishment sojourn to Kyiv (Feb. 20) and gave a awesome reside successful Warsaw reaffirming nan U.S. committedness to Ukraine (Feb. 21).
His ratings are akin connected nationalist information (45-51%). Approval connected overseas argumentation is up 2 points since October and stands astatine a precocious people (43-52%). For reference, astatine astir this aforesaid constituent successful his administration, erstwhile President Donald Trump’s overseas argumentation standing was 38-53%. He ne'er deed 50% support connected overseas policy.
Fox News Poll shows President Biden's capacity connected federation security, Russia-Ukraine and Foreign Policy. (Fox News)
Currently, 44% o.k. and 55% disapprove of Biden’s wide occupation performance. That’s mostly unchanged complete nan past 5 months. About doubly arsenic galore proceed to powerfully disapprove arsenic powerfully approve.
-- Over half opportunity nan U.S. responded correctly to Chinese spy balloon.
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Biden’s underwater by only 3 points connected his handling of nan Chinese spy balloon (46-49%), and majorities deliberation nan U.S. authorities reacted appropriately by shooting down nan balloon (54%) and nan different flying objects (55%).
Fox News Poll shows registered voters' sentiment connected U.S. authorities consequence to Chinese spy balloon and different aerial objects. (Fox News)
At nan aforesaid time, there’s wide belief nan authorities did a bad occupation communicating pinch nan American group connected these airborne activities (68%). Nearly half of Democrats subordinate astir Republicans and independents successful that antagonistic assessment.
The authorities tracked nan Chinese balloon for days earlier nan subject changeable it down. About 5 times arsenic galore Republicans arsenic Democrats deliberation nan U.S. grounded to respond earnestly enough.
"We acted accordingly, and judge me, nan connection was intelligibly sent to China that this is unacceptable," National Security Council spokesperson John Kirby said Feb. 19 connected Fox News Sunday.
Some 63% are highly aliases very concerned astir nan spy balloon and different airborne objects. To put that successful perspective, that ranks beneath 8 of nan 9 issues asked astir connected nan January Fox News survey, including ostentation (86% concerned), crime (80%), governmental divisions successful nan state (78%), opioid addiction (76%), and Russia’s penetration of Ukraine (68%).
More than 9 successful 10 crossed nan governmental spectrum work together China mostly poses a threat to nan U.S. However, acold much Republicans (76%) than independents (67%) and Democrats (60%) picture it arsenic a "major" threat.
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-- Views connected Biden canceling student indebtedness debt are mixed.
The U.S. Supreme Court will perceive oral arguments Feb. 28 connected challenges to Biden’s authority to cancel student debt. The canvass finds 49% deliberation Biden exceeded his authority nether nan Constitution by creating nan program, while almost arsenic many, 44%, opportunity it was wrong his power.
Fox News Poll show President Biden's taking executive action to cancel student indebtedness debt (Fox News)
On nan programme itself, a mostly supports canceling astatine slightest immoderate assemblage debt, arsenic 25% opportunity each of it should beryllium forgiven and different 37% would cancel up to $20,000 for individuals pinch yearly income of $125,000 aliases less. Thirty-six percent wouldn’t forgive immoderate of it.
Fox News Poll connected really overmuch assemblage indebtedness debt should beryllium forgiven (Fox News)
Democrats would forgive astatine slightest immoderate indebtedness (87%) and opportunity Biden acted wrong his authority (70%), while Republicans opportunity nary should beryllium forgiven (61%) and nan president overstepped his authority (79%). Independents opportunity forgive immoderate indebtedness (62%), but besides deliberation Biden overstepped (54%).
Voters pinch and without a assemblage grade are arsenic apt to support canceling immoderate debt, but much of those without a grade deliberation Biden exceeded his authority creating nan program.
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-- Low support of White House handling of Feb. 3 Ohio toxic train derailment.
Thirty-three percent approve, while 57% disapprove of really nan management is dealing pinch nan aftermath of nan Ohio train derailment. That’s driven by 82% of Republicans, 60% of independents, and 32% of Democrats disapproving. Regionally, disapproval mostly holds consistent, ranging from 54% successful nan Northeast to 58% successful nan Midwest wherever it happened to 59% successful nan South. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg first visited nan area Feb. 23 and Environmental Protection Agency caput Michael Regan was onsite Feb. 16.
Fox News Poll connected really Biden handled nan Ohio Train Derailment (Fox News)
-- Most deliberation Hunter Biden did thing wrong.
About half of voters are very aliases somewhat intimately pursuing nan legislature investigations into nan president’s son’s business dealings pinch Ukraine and China.
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One elector successful 5 (18%) deliberation Hunter Biden didn’t do thing earnestly wrong, while acold much deliberation he either did thing unethical (36%) aliases downright forbidden (37%). Most Republicans opportunity he did thing forbidden (69%), while nan largest number of Democrats (44%) and independents (43%) opportunity unethical, but not illegal. Some 31% of Democrats opportunity he didn’t do thing wrong.
Fox News Poll shows Biden ethical compass erstwhile dealing pinch Foreign Business and Hunter Biden (Fox News)
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Conducted February 19-22, 2023, nether nan associated guidance of Beacon Research (D) and Shaw & Company Research (R), this Fox News Poll includes interviews pinch 1,006 registered voters nationwide who were randomly selected from a elector record and said pinch unrecorded interviewers connected some landlines and cellphones. The full sample has a separator of sampling correction of positive aliases minus 3 percent points.