According to the results of a recent survey, long-term U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Roberts presently holds the highest approval rating among 11 different American leaders, including Vice President Kamala Harris and President Joe Biden.
Approximately 60 percent of respondents indicated favorable views of Roberts, and over half of poll participants also indicated having favorable views of Dr. Anthony Fauci, the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, and Jerome Powell, the Federal Reserve Chairman.
Other leaders mentioned in the Gallup poll include the aforementioned Harris and Biden, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Senate Democrat Leader Chuck Schumer, House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, and Attorney General Merrick Garland.
After Roberts, Powell garners the most respect at 53 percent approval, followed by Fauci at 52 percent approval. Blinken and Garland both scored 49 percent approval, while McCarthy clocked in at 46 percent approval. Harris, Schumer, and Biden follow at 44, 44, and 43 percent approval ratings respectively.
Pelosi and McConnell occupy the lowest rungs of approval, with Pelosi receiving only 40 percent approval rate while McConnell scored an even lower 34 percent approval rate.
Interestingly, Roberts is the only leader of the group that has a high approval rating amongst Republicans and Democrats, with 57 and 55 percent approving of Roberts’s performance, respectively.
In contrast, the other ten leaders “are viewed positively by two-thirds or more of one party versus less than a quarter of the other,” as noted by Lydia Saad, a Gallup representative.
As a result, Roberts occupies “a unique position as the sole public leader of the 11 [leaders] evaluated who enjoys majority-level approval from Americans in all party groups,” Saad continued.
Saad also reveals that partisans also generally agree on the performance of McConnell; however, in McConnell’s case, “it’s a consensus of disapproval.”
Gallup conducted the survey from December 1-16, 2021, from a population of 811 American adults, with a margin of error of +/- 4 percentage points.