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Slim majorities of voters confident in Biden's ability to handle the economy, race relations

High percentages of voters doubt his capacity to manage those issues.

Updated: January 15, 2021 - 2:10pm

Slim majorities of U.S. voters are confident about incoming Democratic President Joe Biden's ability to handle critical national issues such as the economy and race relations, according to a new Just the News Daily Poll with Scott Rasmussen.

Just 51% said they were confident in Biden's ability to manage economic affairs throughout the country, while 52% expressed confidence in how he might manage race relations and climate change issues. A slightly higher percentage of voters – 55% – was confident about Biden being up to the task of addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. 

High percentages of voters, meanwhile, were "not confident" in the incoming president's abilities in those areas. 

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Just the News Poll - Biden's leadership
Just the News Daily Poll
RMG Research

 

Biden and incoming Vice President Kamala Harris are set to be sworn in Wednesday in Washington, D.C.

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