What will Democrats do?
According to many different polls, President Biden’s approval rates are low which has led to many doubts even within the Democratic party about whether he would be a good candidate for the 2024 presidential elections.
His rates are currently at 39 percent approval, while 47 percent have said they “strongly” disapprove of the work Biden is doing as president according to the USA Today/Suffolk poll. In contrast, only 16 percent of Americans “strongly” approve of Biden.
The poll also showed that 71 percent of Americans currently think the U.S. is “on the wrong track,” and 46 percent of Democrats specifically find that the U.S. is not going in the right direction. According to the poll, 16 percent believe the nation to be on the right track.
A Fox News poll also showed that 57 percent of Americans were not currently in favor of Biden and that 60 percent of under 30s, 55 percent of Hispanics, and 53 percent of women were also disappointed with his performance so far.
“This is a very tight spot for Biden,” said Democratic pollster Chris Anderson, who along with Republican Daron Shaw was in charge of the Fox News poll. “If he moves to stabilize his ratings on the left, it could easily lead to more erosion in the middle and hurt his reelection prospects. But if he doesn’t address his problems on the left, his ratings could really crater.”
These low rates come at a time when the progressive democrats have also been expressing doubt about Biden being the best possible candidate for 2024. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., for example, did not reply positively to questions about supporting President Biden for reelection.
In an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday, Ocasio-Cortez host Dana Bash asked Ocasio-Cortez, “I just want to ask about President Biden. He is saying he’s going to run again in 2024. Will you support him?”
“You know, if the president chooses to run again in 2024, I mean, first of all, I’m focused on winning this majority right now and preserving a majority this year in 2022,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “So, we’ll cross that bridge when we get to it … I think if the president has a vision and that’s something certainly, we’re all willing to entertain and examine when the time comes.”