The new CNN poll results are not good news for President Biden’s potential reelection bid. The fact that two-thirds of respondents do not want Biden to run again shows a lack of enthusiasm for his presidency.
Moreover, the poll was mainly conducted before the news of former President Donald Trump’s indictment, so it doesn’t reflect any shifts in public opinion related to that event.
The poll numbers indicate that Biden’s approval rating may have declined after Democrats’ performance in the 2022 elections exceeded expectations. Biden’s approval rating stands at 42%, with a disapproval rating of 57%. This is a dip from his January approval rating of 45% and a disapproval rating of 55%. However, the difference is within the poll’s margin of error.
Biden’s numbers are worse among Americans who believe that he should serve a second term. Only 32% of Americans believe that he deserves another term in office, while 67% believe he does not.
However, Biden’s numbers are slightly better among registered voters, with 36% saying he deserves another term compared to 61% who believe he does not.
The poll also shows that a majority of registered Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents do not support Biden running for another term. The survey found that 44% of this group favored Biden as the Democratic Party’s nominee for the 2024 presidential election, while 54% said that someone else should be given the opportunity.
It is clear that Biden’s lack of popularity is reflected in his approval rating on major policy issues, which is underwater in every category.
His approval rating is in the 30s for three issues: the economy, immigration, and gun policy. Environmental policy is Biden’s best issue, with a 46% to 52% rating, but he is still underwater in this area as well.
All of these poll numbers should be concerning for Biden as he contemplates his potential reelection bid. Although he has not made a formal announcement about his candidacy for the 2024 election, he has reportedly been telling his allies that it’s a matter of when not if.
However, with such low approval ratings and a lack of enthusiasm among his own party, Biden’s path to reelection may be an uphill battle.