Joe Biden is dropping faster than a lead balloon. He is not even popular with his own party. This is not surprising because the average Democratic voter does not want the radical agenda that Democrats have dredged up from time to time.
They may view issues differently from conservatives, but they aren’t fans of the extreme.
A recent NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist National Poll reveals that only 36% of Democratic voters want Joe Biden to run again in 2024.
Excerpts from the Marist Poll statement on the survey:
A majority of Americans (62%) say they will trust the results of the 2024 election even if the candidate they support loses, which includes 82% of Democrats but only one-third of Republicans (33%). More than eight in ten (81%) Americans believe there is a “serious threat” to our democracy including 89% of Republicans, 80% of independents, and 79% of Democrats. But when asked which party presents the bigger threat, there’s a split: 42% say Democrats, 41% say Republicans, and 8% say both.
Overall, a majority of Americans (58%) have a “great deal” or “good amount” of trust that elections are fair but nearly four in ten (39%) do not believe this.
…While a majority of Americans (62%) believe Donald Trump continues to falsely say the 2020 election was rigged because he “doesn’t like the outcome,” fully 75% of Republicans say Trump has a legitimate claim that there were “real cases of fraud that changed the results.”
President Joe Biden’s approval rating is upside down. 44% of Americans approve of the job he is doing as president, and 49% disapprove. This compares to 45% approve/46% disapprove in our October poll.
In the Congressional generic contest, Democrats edge out Republicans with 44% of registered voters saying they’ll choose a Democrat in their district and 41% choosing a Republican. In our September poll, Democrats had an 8 percentage point lead 46% – 38%.
Looking ahead to 2024, 36% of Democrats and Democratic leaning independents say their party will have a better chance winning the White House with Biden at the top of the ticket. 44% want someone else, and 20% are unsure.
In contrast, asked the same question about Trump, 50% of Republicans and GOP leaning independents say a Trump ticket has the best chance of recapturing the presidency. 35% want someone else, and 14% say they are unsure.
I would be interested in how many democrats wish Biden had not run in 2020. This poll shows Biden underwater in favorability 44 to 49. But, in the Real ClearPoll average, Biden is underwater by 8.1 points. In the all-important Independent vote, Biden gets clobbered. Let’s face it, Biden is almost as popular as anthrax.