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The presidency of President Joe Biden is continuing to fall apart and it is becoming tougher to believe he will be the Democrat nominee in 2024.
A new poll from Fox News on Sunday showed that 50 percent of voters surveyed said that they would back someone other than Joe Biden for president if the election were held today, The New York Post reported.
Asked if the election were held today, 60 percent said they would “probably” or “definitely” vote for someone else, compared to 36 percent who said they would “definitely” or “probably” re-elect Biden, the survey by Fox News shows.
Fifty-two percent said they would vote for someone other than Trump if it were February 2020, and 51 percent said they would select somebody other than Obama if it were August 2011.
The survey also shows the deep dissatisfaction Americans feel for Biden’s handling of the economy, the COVID-19 pandemic, border security and foreign policy.
The president’s job disapproval rating is at 52 percent, a slight rise from last month, but a 9 percentage point increase from April, while his approval rating is trending in the opposite direction — from a high of 56 percent in June to 47 percent in this poll.
And there does not appear to be much satisfaction with Biden in a number of areas, the poll showed.
On how he has handled the economy 58 percent disapprove versus 41 percent who approved. His handling of the COVID-19 pandemic had similar results with 52 percent disapproving whereas 46 approved. Border security may have been his worst with a whopping 59 percent disapproving of his handling of the issue versus a mere 37 percent who approved. And on foreign policy 54 percent disapproved compared to 41 who approved.
The obvious choice then to be the Democrat nominee for president in 2024 would be Vice President Kamala Harris correct?
Not exactly. Her poll numbers are actually worse than Biden’s as the survey showed her with a 54 percent disapproval rating.
And as Biden pushes his voting legislation and his Build Back Better agenda, both of which appear to be as dead as his presidency, 85 percent of those surveyed said that their main concerns were inflation and higher prices.
Concerns over high crime came came in second with 81 percent, followed by political divisions at 78 percent, the coronavirus pandemic at 72 percent, North Korean missile tests at 68 percent, the standoff between Ukraine and Russia at 62 percent, migrants at the southern border at 59 percent, voter suppression at 58 percent and voter fraud at 53 percent.
Forty-three percent of Americans believe inflation and high prices will still be plaguing the nation for “more than a year,” while 44 percent think coronavirus will continue to be a major issue for “more than a year.”
And for those that think former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is the Democrat Party’s next best option, they may want to think again, another new poll showed, Newsmax reported.
Hillary Clinton faces long odds in trying to win the Democrat presidential nomination for a second time, let alone the general election, according to a new McLaughlin and Associates survey.
Clinton, defeated by then-candidate Donald Trump in 2016, loses a rematch 51% to 41%, the McLaughlin poll found. That’s only slightly better (51%-40%) than Vice President Kamala Harris would do against Trump.
The McLaughlin poll taken Jan. 13-18 also found that Trump defeats President Joe Biden 49% to 44% in a 2020 rematch.
“Buyer’s remorse for President Trump is as strong as ever. President Trump dominates the potential GOP primary field,” Pollster John McLaughlin told the Washington Examiner.
As President Joe Biden’s approval ratings were tanking, Clinton reportedly met with Vice President Kamala Harris at the White House in December.
“Since arriving in Washington, Ms. Harris has sought the counsel of other women — including Mrs. Clinton, the first female Democratic presidential nominee — who have achieved historical political success to help her find a path,” The New York Times reported.
“Her allies increasingly are concerned that while Mr. Biden relied on her to help him win the White House, he does not need her to govern,” the paper added.
In November, after meeting with Harris, Clinton proclaimed, “There is a double standard; it’s sadly alive and well. A lot of what is being used to judge her, just like it was to judge me, or the women who ran in 2020, or everybody else, is really colored by that.”