61% of voters now say Biden should let another candidate run in 2024 and just 24% say he should run again, another dire poll finds
- More than half of Independent voters surveyed want Biden to step aside in 2024
- His biggest support comes from Dems – but less than 50% want him to run again
- The survey was taken November 9 and 10, as soaring inflation grips US families
- A poll aggregation site tracking Biden’s rating has his disapproval at all-time high
A majority of voters say they want someone besides Biden to run in 2024 in a poll taken between November 9 and 10
A majority of American voters want President Joe Biden to step aside and make way for a new commander-in-chief in 2024, a new poll released on Tuesday finds.
It’s the latest devastating public rebuke of the 78-year old Democrat, whose poll numbers have been on a steady downward slope since he took office.
Less than a quarter – 24 percent – have said he should run again, and 15 percent said they were unsure.
His largest share of support comes from Democrats, though not even half of them want him to run again.
Forty-five percent of Democratic voters polled want Biden to mount a 2024 White House bid, while a close 37 percent want him to step aside.
Among Republicans the anti-Biden sentiment is overwhelming; 87 percent of GOP voters think Biden needs to make way for someone else compared to just eight percent hoping he runs again.
But the most critical blow to the president’s public approval is his electability among Independents, who helped push him to the White House in 2020.
A majority of Independent voters surveyed said they think Biden needs to step aside for another figure. Fifty-nine percent of them want a fresh candidate in 2024 compared to 17 percent who feel the opposite.
In two devastating blows, less than 50 percent of Democrats want Biden to run again and a majority of Independent voters feel the same
But 25 percent of Independents are unsure – the largest share among the three party affiliations.
The poll was conducted on November 9 and 10, just days after Democrats performed underwhelmingly at state and local elections across the country. It surveyed 921 registered voters.
Biden’s disapproval rating also hit an all-time high today
Biden’s average job approval rating hit a new low late last week on poll aggregator FiveThirtyEight. He landed at just a 42.5 percent approval rating on Thursday, before rising slightly to reach 42.8 percent today.
Meanwhile his average disapproval rating is at an all-time high of 51.7 percent.
The Hill/HarrisX poll also found that a majority of voters – 46 percent – say Biden has done less than they expected him to when he first took office in January. Twenty-three percent have said he’s done more and 31 percent say he met expectations.
Half of all Independent voters asked have said he’s done less than expected, compared with 72 percent of Republicans and 17 percent of Democrats.
It comes as supply chain issues and soaring inflation are leaving Americans with empty pockets and empty store shelves.
On Wednesday, the government said its consumer price index soared 6.2 percent from a year ago – the biggest 12-month jump since 1990.
On Wednesday, the government said its consumer price index soared 6.2 percent from a year ago — the biggest 12-month jump since 1990
Although pay is up for many workers, it’s not nearly enough to keep up with prices. In October average hourly wages for US workers, after accounting for inflation, fell 1.2 percent compared with the same time last year.
Republicans have used rising prices as a cudgel against Biden’s handling of the country, coining the term ‘Bidenflation.’
After repeatedly downplaying rising prices as a ‘short-term issue’ Biden finally acknowledged the economic pain Americans were feeling during a speech in Baltimore last week.
‘Everything from a gallon of gas to a loaf of bread costs more,’ he said. ‘We still face challenges and we have to tackle them.’
Over the weekend his top economic adviser, Brian Deese, made appearances on three different networks in one day to promote Biden’s Build Back Better agenda as the way to stop the economic spiral.
He also indicated that combatting inflation is becoming a central focus of the Biden White House, and the president could roll out a plan in the ‘medium-term’ future.