Biden would only get 40% votes if 2024 election happened now: poll
Six in 10 Americans would vote for someone other than President Biden if the 2024 presidential election were held today — a higher rate than his predecessors Barack Obama and Donald Trump, according to a poll released Sunday.
When asked if the election would happen today, 60 percent said they would “probably” or “definitely” vote for someone else, compared to 36 percent who said they would “definitely” or “probably” re-elect Biden , Fox News poll indicates.
52 percent said they would vote for someone other than Trump in February 2020, and 51 percent said they would vote for someone other than Obama in August 2011.
The poll also shows Americans’ deep dissatisfaction with Biden’s handling of the economy, the COVID-19 pandemic, border security and foreign policy.
The president’s job disapproval rating is 52 percent, up slightly from last month but up 9 percentage points from April, while his approval rating is trending in the opposite direction — from a high of 56 percent in June to 47 percent this year year survey.
When asked about Biden’s handling of the economy, 58 to 41 percent rejected it. When it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic, 52 to 46 percent disagree; 59 percent to 37 percent disapprove of his handling of border security; and 54 percent to 41 percent disapprove of his handling of foreign policy.
As bad as Biden’s approval ratings are, Vice President Kamala Harris’s are even worse.
The poll found that 54 percent of Americans disagree with her work and only 43 percent agree.
In June, her approval rating was 50 percent and her disapproval rate was 47 percent.
But general dissatisfaction with the Biden administration does not translate into a significant advantage for congressional Republicans in the 2022 midterm elections.
44 percent said they would vote for the Republican nominee if the election were held today, compared to 43 percent who would vote for the Democratic nominee.
Republicans get high marks from voters for their ability to manage taxes, the federal budget deficit, immigration, crime, and the economy, while Democrats get high marks on climate change, racism, healthcare, the pandemic, and education.
But most Americans – 85 percent – said their biggest concern was inflation and higher prices, above all other issues.
Second came concerns about high crime at 81 percent, followed by political divisions at 78 percent, the coronavirus pandemic at 72 percent, North Korean missile tests at 68 percent, the Ukraine-Russia standoff at 62 percent and migrants on the southern border at 59 percent, voter suppression at 58 percent and voter fraud at 53 percent.
43 percent of Americans believe inflation and high prices will continue to plague the nation “more than a year”, while 44 percent believe coronavirus will continue to be a major problem “more than a year”.
The survey shows that 48 percent blame federal government policies for inflation. 42 percent say it is the result of the coronavirus, and 9 percent blame both equally.
The poll polled 1,001 registered voters between January 16 and 19.
It has an error rate of plus or minus 3 percentage points.