On February 6, a pair of polls were released that suggest President Biden’s support is dwindling ahead of his potential 2024 bid for re-election.
‘New York Post’ reports that an Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll shows that just 37% of Democrats say they support Biden’s re-election. That number is down from 52% in October of 2022.
According to the poll, 62% of Democrats want a different candidate to be the party’s standard-bearer in the upcoming presidential bid. The poll also found that 78% of Americans, both Republican and Democrat, feel Biden should not run for a second term.
According to a Washington Post-ABC News survey, 41% of people in the U.S. said they were worse off financially than they were when Biden took office. ‘New York Post’ reports that it’s the highest percentage of people to give that response since 1986 and six percentage points higher than it was at the same time last year.
According to the same poll, 62% of Americans feel that Biden has accomplished “not very much” or “little or nothing” in his first two years as president. According to the AP poll, respondents found the president’s age to be a liability and support a new generation of leaders.
The poll found that 43% of people in the U.S. say they have “hardly any” confidence in Biden’s ability to handle a crisis, manage the military or take action against corruption.