Voters Warming Up To Biden Again

Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

A recent poll suggests Democratic voters and left-leaning Independents are becoming more supportive of President Joe Biden being the party’s 2024 nominee.

An NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll released on Wednesday (February 22) showed that half of the Democratic voters and left-leaning Democrats questioned as part of the poll supported the idea that with Biden at the helm, Democrats were more likely to win the 2024 Presidential election.

However, forty-five percent of participants dissented, suggesting another candidate would be better for the party’s chances of winning than Biden.

Wednesday’s poll is a significant shift in sentiment among Democratic voters, as President was formerly underwater on that question in November.

As part of its release, Marist suggested in a report that the warming up to Biden’s presidential bid follows a trend among American voters overall that has seen Biden’s approval rating improve since he gave the State of the Union address.

However, the poll didn’t show much favor for Presidential candidate Donald Trump, with most Republican voters and GOP-leaning Independents indicating that they believed the party would have better chances in the 2024 Presidential elections with someone other than Trump at the helm.

Much like last November, only 54 percent of Republican voters and right-leaning Independents shared that they believed the GOP has a better chance of winning back the White House without Trump as the standard bearer, while only 42 percent believed he would give the party an advantage.

The poll also showed that Trump’s favorability has dropped by 11 percentage points, from 79 in November to 68 percent in February.