Biden approval at 39% as half of Democrat voters say different candidate should be nominated: poll
Just 45% of Democratic voters said the 80-year-old commander-in-chief should be renominated.
President Joe Biden's favorability rating remains low while half of Democratic primary voters say their party should nominate someone else as the 2024 presidential candidate, according to a poll released Tuesday.
Even though nearly two-thirds of Democratic primary voters, 64%, say they plan on voting for Biden, 50% said the party should nominate a different person for the 2024 presidential election, according to a New York Times/Siena College Poll.
Just 45% of Democratic voters said the 80-year-old commander-in-chief should be renominated. This is up from July 2022, when just 26% of voters said Biden should be renominated.
Additionally, Biden's disapproval rating, which is up from last year, still remains higher than his approval rating. While 39% of registered voters approve of the way Biden is handling his job as president, 54% disapprove. In July 2022, the Times/Siena poll found his approval rating was at 33% while 60% disapproved.
The new poll also shows that if the 2024 presidential election were held today, Biden would be tied with former President Donald Trump at 43% to 43%.
Even with Biden's low approval ratings, the other two declared Democratic candidates, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Marianne Williamson, are still polling behind Biden, with 13% of Democratic voters saying they would support Kennedy in the primary and 10% saying they would vote for Williamson.
When asked about his low approval rating earlier this year after announcing his 2024 presidential campaign, Biden said: "Everybody running for reelection at this time has been in the same position. There's nothing new about that."
However, his approval rating is lower than all other modern presidents by this point in their term other than Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter and Trump, the latter two having lost their reelection bids.
This poll was conducted with 1,329 registered U.S. voters from July 23-27, 2023 and it has a 3.67% margin of error.