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66 percent of respondents described a would-be Biden reelection as either a “setback” or a “disaster”

by | May 26, 2023

Numbers “horrible” says CNN’s Jake Tapper

By Dave Andrusko

This week’sdevastating CNN poll gauging how the America people feel about President Biden’s performance received 90% of the coverage but Fox News and Quinnipiac also published polls which show our pro-abortion President is deeply unpopular.

Jennifer Agiesta, CNN’s polling director, cuts right to the chase:

President Joe Biden’s bid for a second term begins with a wide advantage over his declared opponents for the Democratic nomination, but he faces headwinds among the overall public from declining favorability and a widespread view that his reelection would be more negative than positive for the country, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS.

Just a third of Americans say that Biden winning in 2024 would be a step forward or a triumph for the country (33%). At the same time, the survey finds a decline in favorable views of Biden over the past six months, from 42% in December to 35% now. And results from the same poll released earlier this week showed Biden’s approval rating for handling the presidency at 40%, among the lowest for any first-term president since Dwight Eisenhower at this point in their term.

I’m sure CNN has asked that question before—whether someone’s election/reaction “would be a step forward or a triumph for the country” —it’s the first time I’ve seen it. And, to be honest, as CNN’s Jake Tapper was, the numbers were “horrible.”

It gets worse. For example, Agiesta writes

But the results signal that Biden could face a challenge keeping Democratic-aligned White non-college voters in his camp in next year’s general election: 16% of these voters say they definitely won’t support Biden in November 2024, compared with 1% of White Democratic-aligned voters with college degrees and 5% of Democratic-aligned voters of color.

As Quinnipiac’s survey shows, among register voters, Biden has a negative 38 – 57 percent job approval rating. Among all Americans, Biden receives a negative 36 – 58 percent job approval rating.

Like the other two surveys, the Quinnipiac survey asked about President Biden’s age. Hotair’s John Sexton writes

Registered voters 65 – 32 percent think that Joe Biden is too old to effectively serve another 4-year term as president. Republicans (90 – 8 percent) and independents (69 – 28 percent) think that Biden is too old, while Democrats 57 – 41 percent think that Biden is not too old to effectively serve another 4-year term as president.

So a majority of Democrats (57%) believe he’s not too old but they say that knowing he’s already running for president and will be the nominee. What would they be saying if they had another real candidate in the race? What would they say if they were honest?

One other note, this from RedState, digs deeper:

Biden’s weak spots in the race for the nomination are concentrated among independents who lean Democratic (40% back Biden for the nod, compared with 67% among self-identified Democrats) and younger voters (49% of those younger than 45 say they back Biden compared with 68% among those age 45 or older). …

But as bad as that CNN poll is, there’s one number from the latest Fox News poll that I’d describe as even worse. Specifically, how Biden is doing with independents, a key voting segment heading into the 2024 general election.

Among independents, only seven percent believe that Biden’s policies are helping their families. That’s simply stunning. There’s no way to spin that or massage it into something else. It is a direct indictment of Joe Biden as a president and the clearest evidence to date (as far as polling) that he’s a complete failure.

Agiesta concludes with this historical perspective:

Views of Biden are sharply more negative than are views of each of the three living Democratic past presidents. Barack Obama is the most positively viewed of all the living presidents tested in the poll, 57% hold a favorable view, 35% an unfavorable one. Impressions of 98-year-old Jimmy Carter, who recently entered hospice care, break positive, 43% favorable to 21% unfavorable, with 36% unsure or unable to rate him. And the public divides over Bill Clinton, with 41% expressing a favorable view and 42% an unfavorable one.

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