POLL: 40% of Democrats not backing Biden in primary

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According to a recent CNN poll conducted by SSRS, President Joe Biden begins his campaign for a second term with a substantial advantage over his declared opponents for the Democratic nomination.

However, he faces challenges among the general public, with declining favorability ratings and a widespread belief that his reelection would have more negative than positive implications for the country.

Only a third of Americans perceive Biden’s victory in 2024 as a step forward or a triumph for the nation (33%).

The poll also indicates a decrease in favorable views of Biden over the past six months, dropping from 42% in December to 35% currently.

Additionally, a separate release from the same poll earlier this week showed Biden’s approval rating for his presidency at 40%, which is among the lowest for a first-term president at this point in their term since Dwight Eisenhower.

Within the Democratic Party, 60% of Democratic and Democratic-leaning voters express their support for Biden as the top candidate for the next Democratic ticket.

Activist and lawyer Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. garners 20% support, while author Marianne Williamson receives 8%. Another 8% state their preference for an unnamed “someone else.”

Written by staff