According to a recent poll conducted by Quinnipiac University, a majority of voters express their disapproval of President Joe Biden’s sluggish economy, which emerges as the top concern as the 2024 presidential election approaches.
The findings shed light on Biden’s vulnerability, particularly in the face of a potential challenge from former President Donald Trump. Critics argue that the economy flourished under the Trump administration, reaching unprecedented heights in American history.
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The breakdown of demographics reveals the level of dissatisfaction with Biden’s economic management among different groups: 59 percent of the total respondents disapprove, including 97 percent of Republicans, 18 percent of Democrats, 61 percent of Independents, 63 percent of men, and 56 percent of women.
On the other hand, 37 percent of the total respondents approve of Biden’s handling of the economy, consisting of 2 percent of Republicans, 80 percent of Democrats, 33 percent of Independents, 34 percent of men, and 40 percent of women.
The poll also highlights that the economy tops the priority list for voters, surpassing concerns regarding climate change, abortion, and “preserving democracy.” The breakdown of issues of importance among respondents is as follows: Economy: 28 percent, Preserving democracy: 17 percent, Immigration: 12 percent, Crime/Gun violence: 12 percent, Climate change: 5 percent, and Abortion: 3 percent.
The survey was conducted from November 9 to November 13, 2023, with 1,574 registered voters participating. The margin of error is ± 2.5 percent. It is noteworthy that this poll is just one among several recent surveys that suggest diminishing hopes of a Biden victory in 2024.
The Democratic Party has been grappling with internal divisions, focusing on how to reshape the president’s public image and campaign strategy. Additionally, there is a growing sense of anxiety within the party that Trump might unseat the 80-year-old president.
The current disarray within the Democratic Party, bordering on panic, presents a favorable outlook for Republicans, increasing their chances of regaining control of the House and Senate along with the White House.
Republicans hold cautious optimism that they can maintain the current momentum, even with a year remaining until election day, recognizing the ever-changing nature of the political landscape.