(USNewsMag.com) – On the eve of President Joe Biden’s second State of the Union address, new polls indicated the majority of Democrats are losing interest in seeing the career politician seek reelection in 2024.
In one year, the percentage of Democrats who were supportive of Biden seeking a second term dropped from 52 percent to only 37. It appears demographically Biden’s supporters are over the age of 45. Only 23 percent of Democrats under the age of 45 had the desire to see him run again according to a poll run by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Of the President’s older supporters, 49 percent want to see him reelected, a figure that has dropped from 58 percent in October of 2022.
Although Biden persistently claims that his Administration has been successful at reducing inflation and increasing employment, another poll run by ABC News and the Washington Post found that 41 percent claimed they were financially worse off than they had been in January 2021. Only 16 percent of those polled indicated their financial situation had improved since the President took office.
While 77 percent of the Democrats polled believed that Biden has accomplished some good so far, 62 percent of all voters indicated that he has not been particularly successful, leading Carly Cooperman, a Democratic pollster, to tell Newsweek that the current president “faces an uphill battle” in the next election.
According to ABC News’s analysis of the polling, data six out of every ten likely Democrat voters are not supportive of Biden receiving the nomination in 2024. This ranks worse than the tepid support for Donald Trump did in Republican voters, for whom only half did not want to see the former President nominated.
Despite the disillusionment indicated in the results, the poll found that among all adults, not just registered voters, 44 percent would vote for Joe Biden if the election were happening this week, while 48 percent would vote for Donald Trump. The margin is so tight that it is within the sampling error indicated by the poll.
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