New research found that an overwhelming majority of Americans are reluctant to give Joe Biden a second term in office.
The latest Fox News national survey revealed 60% of respondents would support any presidential candidate other than the incumbent at the 2024 general election.
A total of 44% would “definitely” back someone else, 36% claimed they would reelect Biden, and only 21% would “definitely” reelect him.
The Democrat attracted the highest so-called “someone else” percentage compared to former President Donald Trump’s 56% (2018) and predecessor Barack Obama’s 54% (2010).
Beacon Research and Shaw & Company Research were jointly commissioned to randomly phone interview 1,001 registered voters nationwide between Jan. 16 and 19.
“These certainly are not numbers the Biden team wants but Democratic defection is the main reason his generic reelect is low,” Beacon founding president Chris Anderson said according to Fox News. “It is safe to assume most of these Democrats will back him, if he is the nominee and the only choice against a Republican.”
Biden’s presidential approval rating has suffered since October 2021. The figure still sits at 47% compared to 52% who disapprove.
“A record 52% disapprove of his handling of the pandemic, up from 34% in early 2021. Even larger numbers disapprove on foreign policy (54%), the economy (58%) and border security (59%),” Fox News public opinion research senior vice president Dana Blanton reported.
In comparison, Vice President Kamala Harris achieved a 43% approval rating compared to 54% who disapprove of her.
The poll reported a sampling error margin of plus or minus three percentage points.