(PartiallyPolitics.com) – A recent CNN survey has shown unfavorable ratings for President Biden, registering only a 39 percent approval just over a year before the next Election Day. This has declined from the 45 percent recorded at the start of the year.
The survey indicates that 61 percent are not satisfied with Biden’s performance. Interestingly, the survey reveals that Nikki Haley, the ex-governor of South Carolina, is the only Republican who currently holds an advantage over Biden in a theoretical contest.
This survey, managed by SSRS, demonstrated Haley’s 6-point lead over Biden at 49 percent versus 43 percent. All other key Republican contenders are virtually tied with the president.
This is a positive development for Haley, previously an ambassador to the United Nations during Trump’s tenure. Despite her solid showing in a recent Republican debate, she significantly trails Trump among GOP primary voters, indicating the challenges ahead for her. However, this survey suggests she might be a stronger general election candidate for the Republicans when matched against Biden.
In other findings, ex-Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Tim Scott both garnered 46 percent, slightly ahead of Biden’s 44 percent. Former Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey edged Biden 44 to 42 percent, while Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida matched Biden at 47 percent each. Meanwhile, entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy trailed Biden, securing 45 percent to Biden’s 46 percent, and Trump had a slight lead with 47 percent to Biden’s 46 percent.
In a hypothetical rematch, Trump and Biden were closely matched, with a mere 1 percent favoring Trump.
These results do not bode well for Biden, who lags behind five of the seven key GOP contenders. The concern surrounding Biden’s candidacy is primarily his age, as he is 80 and nearing 81. The survey found that a significant number of Democratic voters have reservations about his age. Concerns also exist regarding his potential to win in 2024 and complete a second term.
Despite these concerns, Biden is expected to clinch the Democratic nomination. His main competitors, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Marianne Williamson, have limited party backing and lag in surveys.
The recent findings amplify the Democratic party’s concerns about Biden’s viability as a contender in the upcoming elections. In the survey, 46 percent felt any GOP nominee would fare better than Biden, while 32 percent favored Biden over any Republican candidate.
Comparatively, 44 percent believed any Democratic nominee would be superior to Trump, while 38 percent felt Trump was preferable. Among Democratic respondents, 67 percent favored a candidate other than Biden, a rise from the 54 percent in March.
Regarding alternatives, 82 percent didn’t specify a preference, while a negligible percentage supported Williamson or Kennedy Jr.
Biden will soon attend the G20 summit in India, returning to the U.S. the following week.
While these results might bolster the Republicans’ confidence against Biden, concerns persist about Trump’s legal challenges. Despite facing federal and state legal charges, Trump’s position in the GOP remains strong. However, doubts are emerging about his suitability as a general election candidate in 2024.
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