The latest poll reveals a peak in disapproval ratings for President Biden, now at 56 percent. Forty-one percent of respondents still expressed approval. The data further highlights dwindling support from specific voter demographics: 18-24-year-olds showing a 46 percent approval rating, Latinos at 43 percent, and the critical independent voter base at just 36 percent.
An NBC News poll released this past Sunday indicates widespread voter concerns regarding Biden and his anticipated 2024 election rival, former President Trump.
In the Republican primary, Trump has a significant lead, standing 43 points ahead despite facing four criminal indictments this year at both state and federal levels. Nationally, 59 percent of Republican primary voters favor Trump, while Florida Governor Ron DeSantis received only 16 percent support. Furthermore, there’s a growing sentiment within the Republican Party favoring Trump’s leadership, now at 58 percent, up from 49 percent in June.
These indictments against Trump are linked to potential mishandling of classified documents and allegations of interference in the 2020 election results, federally and in Georgia.
Biden’s age remains a concern for voters, with 74 percent expressing significant or moderate worries about his mental and physical aptitude for the presidency. Comparatively, 44 percent feel the same about the 77-year-old Trump.
Nevertheless, 20 percent of those concerned about Biden’s age expressed willingness to support him over Trump. A projected 2024 election scenario from the poll places Trump and Biden neck and neck at 46 percent among registered voters. This new voting realization is a significant shift from June, where Biden had a 4 percent advantage over Trump.
This poll, conducted by NBC News from September 15-19, involved 1,000 registered voters and carries a margin of error of ±3.1 percent.
In recent polls, Biden appears to be lagging behind Trump. A particular Washington Post-ABC poll illustrated Biden behind Trump by a margin of 10 percentage points. Top political analyst Larry Sabato critically highlighted this poll. Sabato, who heads the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia, labeled the release of this poll as “ridiculous,” especially since the pollsters themselves advised that their findings were anomalous.