A new poll from Quinnipiac found that firm support for President Biden is dangerously low, with 51 percent of Democratic respondents indicating that they could be persuaded not to vote for the president. Just 46 percent of respondents said they strongly support Biden or view him as their top choice.
“Clearly, loyalty to the two leading candidates in the primaries for president is not written in stone. Roughly one-third of Trump’s voters might walk away from him and roughly half from Biden,” said Quinnipiac University polling expert Tim Malloy.
Still, President Biden maintained a firm lead in the Democratic Primary with 73 percent support from Democrat and Democrat-leaning voters. Robert F. Kennedy received the second-highest vote share at 11 percent while author and environmental activist Marianne Williamson received 8 percent.
The poll found much stronger loyalty among former President Donald Trump’s voters, with 68 percent of respondents indicating that their support for Trump is unwavering. Just 29% of pro-Trump respondents said they could be persuaded to vote for another candidate.
In a hypothetical 2024 general election rematch, President Biden is still holding onto a slim lead of 47 percent, representing just a one-point lead. When asked which candidate would do a better job at responding to a national crisis, 51 percent of respondents selected Trump while 46 percent opted for Biden.
On issues, the poll found that American support for the war in Ukraine is decreasing, with 43 percent of those polled giving Biden positive marks for his handling of the conflict compared with 51 percent who disapprove. The president received particularly low marks on the economy, with 60 percent of respondents expressing dissatisfaction compared with just 35 percent who approve.
The ongoing corruption saga involving President Biden’s alleged involvement with his son’s business dealings — allegations that include quid-pro-quo influence peddling in exchange for payments — is also a growing concern among American voters. As of the latest poll, 50 percent of respondents agreed that Biden had involvement in Hunter’s business dealings with China, Ukraine and other foreign nations while 40 percent do not believe he did.