Polling shows that less than one-third of Americans, and less than half of all Democrats, would like President Biden to seek re-election in 2024.
According to the poll by the NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and the Associated Press, Biden’s popularity continues to see new lows:
Polling found that “More Americans disapprove than approve of how Biden is handling his job as president, 56% to 43%. As of now, just 28% of Americans say they want Biden to run for reelection in 2024, including only 48% of Democrats…
“It’s a stark reversal from early in Biden’s presidency. In July, 59% of Americans said they approved of Biden’s job performance in an AP-NORC poll. His approval rating dipped to 50% by late September in the aftermath of the chaotic and bloody U.S. military withdrawal from Afghanistan and amid surging coronavirus infections and the administration’s fitful efforts to push economic, infrastructure, and tax policies through Congress.”
Polling also showed that only 45 percent approve of President Biden’s COVID-19 response, a drop of 12 percent from December and of 21 percent in July.
Americans said in the poll that the economy was tanked, with just 37 percent approving of the state of the economy.
Economic policies have been especially harmful to Biden, as inflation increased at its fastest pace “in nearly 40 years last month, a 7 percent spike from a year earlier that is increasing household expenses and eating into wage gains,” AP reported.
According to Fox News, the 79-year-old Commander In Chief dismissed questions about his mental health decline, adding that he has “no idea” why Americans were doubting his competence.
The poll in question showed that only one-quarter of those asked were “very confident” that Biden”has the mental capacity to serve effectively as president” or “is healthy enough to serve effectively as president.”
Nearly 50 percent were not confident in the state of Biden’s mental wellbeing.
In December, Republican Strategist John Jordan suggested that Biden’s low polling has led to even Democrats wanting him to step down.
“His polling is now worse than Jimmy Carter’s,” Jordan told Sky News Australia.
“His numbers have no way to go but down now – the Democrats are looking for other options and he’s being pressured to leave office and I expect it will happen either immediately before or immediately after the midterms.”