Biden Approval Rating Drops to 27%, Second-Lowest On Record for Register Iowa Polls – President Joe Biden’s approval rating this week sunk to yet another low, according to a new Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa Poll. According to the survey, just 23% of Iowans want President Joe Biden to run for president again in 2024, while some 67% say that they hope he steps aside and lets somebody else take the reins.
Just 9% said that they were not sure.
Brianne Pfannenstiel, chief politics report for Des Moines Register, noted on Twitter that the 27% figure is the “second-lowest job approval rating of any president measured by the Register’s Iowa Poll.”
It’s terrible news for President Joe Biden, not just because former President Donald Trump looks to be preparing a fresh presidential campaign for 2024 but also because the Democrats are heading into a potentially disastrous November midterm election campaign.
The Des Moines Register report that revealed the latest figures also revealed some attitudes from independent voters across the state. One voter, 87-year-old Jean Davis, said that she voted for Joe Biden in 2020 because of his experience and character. This time around, however, Davis said that Biden should step aside for a younger candidate.
“The presidency is too hard, physically, on anybody that’s there,” Davis said. “He might have it mentally, but physically, I don’t think he’s capable.”
With that attitude shared by so many independent voters across the country, it should serve as a warning sign to Democrats that Biden may not be their best bet if they intend to win the White House next time around.
Bad News from Quinnipiac, Too
Also released this week was a Quinnipiac University survey that found the president’s support among Hispanic voters has dropped to just 19%, and that 71% of Americans overall believe that Biden shouldn’t run for a second term in 2024.
The survey also found that Biden is losing support within his own party, with only 40% of Democrats eager to see the president announce a 2024 campaign. 54% said that they do not want him to run again.
Tim Malloy, a Quinnipiac polling analyst, said that there is little enthusiasm among voters to see a replay of the 2020 presidential election.
“There’s scant enthusiasm for a replay of either a Trump or Biden presidency,” Malloy said. “But while Trump still holds sway on his base, President Biden is underwater when it comes to support from his own party.”
It means that should President Joe Biden go up against President Donald Trump in 2024, he’ll be relying on a voter base that is just not very enthusiastic about him at all – and that could potentially cost him a second win.
Jack Buckby is a British author, counter-extremism researcher, and journalist based in New York. Reporting on the U.K., Europe, and the U.S., he works to analyze and understand left-wing and right-wing radicalization, and reports on Western governments’ approaches to the pressing issues of today. His books and research papers explore these themes and propose pragmatic solutions to our increasingly polarized society.