President Joe Biden’s favorables among members of his own party continue to decline with each point of the stock market and every rise in the price of food and a gallon of gasoline.
According to a new survey, more than half of Democratic voters do not want the aged president to run again in 2024.
The ABC News/Washington Post poll found that 56 percent of Democrats wanted a different candidate, with just 35 percent saying they want Biden to run again.
Looking two years off, just 35 percent of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents favor Biden for the 2024 nomination; 56 percent want the party to pick someone else. Republicans and GOP-leaning independents, for their part, split 47-46 percent on whether Donald Trump should be their 2024 nominee – a 20-point drop for Trump compared with his 2020 nomination,” said a news release citing the poll. “The unpopularity of both figures may encourage third-party hopefuls, though they rarely do well.”
BREAKING: Just 35% of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents favor Pres. Biden for the 2024 nomination, new @ABC News/WaPo poll finds.
56% want the party to pick someone else.
Read more: https://t.co/D5uWcuMGIb
— ABC News (@ABC) September 25, 2022
The survey also found that respondents were basically split over Biden and former President Donald Trump, the latter of whom has frequently — and strongly — hinted that he will run again in 2024. According to the poll, 48 percent chose Biden versus 46 percent for Trump, but among registered voters, the numbers flip: 48-46 percent, with the advantage going to Trump.
Biden’s cratering job approval ratings are likely a major drag on his party as Democrats attempt to hang onto control of Congress during the November midterms. High inflation coupled with a porous southwestern border, a tanking stock market, rising interest rates and worsening employment are all products of the current Democratic majority, many voters feel.
On Friday, a Rasmussen survey showed that Republicans have a two-point lead in generic balloting to regain control of the House and Senate.
“The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that, if the elections for Congress were held today, 44% of Likely U.S. Voters would vote for the Republican candidate, while 42% would vote for the Democrat,” the poll noted. Five percent would vote for some other candidate, the survey found, and 9 percent were unsure.
The Daily Wire notes:
The ABC News/Washington Post poll also observed that voters are highly motivated to head to the ballot box this year. A total of 72% of registered voters said they were certain to vote in the congressional election in their district.
The issue of greatest importance in the poll was the economy, coming in at 84%. The leading topics that followed were education and schools, inflation, crime, abortion, immigration, and climate change.
Though abortion stands out as a key topic in the midterms following the June Supreme Court decision that led to the overturning of Roe v. Wade, just 62% considered it a top issue.
The survey found that Republicans hold a 14-point advantage over Democrats when asked who voters trusted more to deal with rising crime. Meanwhile, voters trust the GOP more than the Democrats on handling the economy by 16 points.