Poll: Biden is not voters’ first choice for 2024

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A survey among registered voters who said they participated in Democratic primaries shows that current President Joe Biden isn’t the first choice among those deciding the party’s nomination. Only 26 percent of these voters said they were in favor of a renomination, while 64 percent said they opposed it. This is according to a poll by The New York Times and Siena College.

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Among those opposing Biden, his age was the most commonly cited factor of why Democrats did not favor a rerun, with a bad job performance following close behind. All other factors were much less commonly cited by respondents. Biden was 78 years old upon his inauguration in 2021, the oldest president ever inaugurated. He is turning 80 this year.

 

According to The Advocate, it has been almost 170 years since an incumbent president has lost his party’s nomination, the last having been Democrat Franklin Pierce in 1856 over his support of slavery.

 

In the survey, Joe Biden received a presidential approval rating of 33 percent among all 849 registered voters who were questioned – about in line with other polls attesting an historically low job approval for the current president.

 

However, in a theoretical runoff between Joe Biden and Donald Trump in 2024, 44 percent of respondents said they would pick Biden, while only 41 percent said they would pick Trump. The former Republican president is widely expected to run again in 2024.

 

This article originally appeared on Statista.com and was syndicated by MediaFeed.org.

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This generation disapproves of Biden the most

 

President Biden’s approval rating has been taking a bit of a battering of late, and as new analysis of survey data by Gallup reveals, it’s among the younger voters where the biggest falls are being recorded.

 

Here are the percentage point changes in Biden’s approval rating (from January-June 2022 to September 2021-March 2022) by generation.

 

 

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Percentage point change in Biden’s approval rating: -21

 

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Percentage point change in Biden’s approval rating: -19

 

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Percentage point change in Biden’s approval rating: -15

 

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Percentage point change in Biden’s approval rating: -7

 

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Percentage point change in Biden’s approval rating: 0

 

(Defined as those born between 1927 and 1946)

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There has been a 21 point drop in approval with members of Generation Z (born 1997 to 2004) since the first half of 2021, bringing the rate down to just 39 percent, the lowest of all the generation groups having been joint highest with Millennials. Speaking of which, those born between 1981 and 1996 registered a 19-point decrease in approval of the president, falling to 41 percent, and one percent below the national average of 42 percent.

 

Gallup provides some context for the changes: “By the summer (of 2021), as coronavirus cases unexpectedly rose, Biden had lost significant support among Generation Z, millennials and Generation X, ranging from seven- to ten-percentage-point drops. But his approval rating held steady among baby boomers and traditionalists. All generational groups have become less approving of Biden since the summer, after the troubled U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan in late August 2021, with the exception of traditionalists, whose approval has not changed.”

 

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Survey results are based on combined samples of 14,229 Americans ,18 years of age or older. The survey was conducted by Gallop. More methodology and source information can be found on Statista.

 

This article originally appeared on Statista.com and was syndicated by MediaFeed.org.

 

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