[Photo Credit: By Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America - Ron DeSantis, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=121859420]

The 16 Most Loved and Hated Politicians in America in 2022

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) has the highest net approval rating of any major American leader, according to a recent mainstream poll.

Harvard University’s Center for American Political Studies (CAPS), The Harris Poll, and HarrisX conducted the poll on October 12-13.

Respondents were asked to rate prominent American political figures as very favorable, favorable, unfavorable, extremely unfavorable, never heard of them, or had no opinion.

Here’s how Americans view all the politicians in the survey ranked from best to worst:

DeSantis (+6)

[Photo Credit: By Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America – Ron DeSantis, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=121859450]
Former Vice President Mike Pence (+4)

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South Carolina Republican Senator Tim Scott (+3)

[Photo Credit: By North Charleston from North Charleston, SC, United States – Flooding in North Charleston, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=59188063]
Former President Donald Trump (0)

[Photo Credit: By Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America – Donald Trump, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=56733629]
Independent Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders (0)

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Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz (0)

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz speaking with attendees at the 2021 Young Latino Leadership Summit hosted by Turning Point USA at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, Arizona. [Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (-3)

U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo Participates in the Swearing in of U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Christopher Landau on September 13, 2019 at the Department of State [Photo Credit: U.S. Department of State from United States, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons]
President Joe Biden (-8)

[Photo Credit: By Gage Skidmore]
Arizona Democrat Senator Kyrsten Sinema (-9)

Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) gives remarks before President Joe Biden signs the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Monday, November 15, 2021, on the South Lawn of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Cameron Smith)

Vice President Kamala Harris (-10)

Democrat Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (-12)

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Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (-12)

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Failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (-13)

Hillary Clinton attending the Generation Equality Forum in Paris in June 2021 [Photo Credit: Prime Minister’s Office Finland / Nikolai Jakobsen, CC BY 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons]
Democrat Senator Joe Manchin (-15)

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Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (-22)

President Joe Biden departs the U.S. Capitol after speaking at the House Democratic Caucus meeting, Thursday, October 28, 2021. (Official White House Photo by Cameron Smith)

GOP Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (-22)

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Many political observers view DeSantis as a top contender for the GOP nomination for President should former President Trump not be able to run in 2024.

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