(DCWatchdog.com) – President Joe Biden’s approval among independent voters has slid below 30% just as he is considering announcing a run for a second White House term and launching a campaign.
Only 28% of independents approve of the Democrat president’s performance, according to a new public opinion poll by Civiqs, cited by Breitbart News.
At the same time, 61% of the independent voters disapprove of how Biden is doing his job at the White House.
The president has an even lower approval rating among young independents. Only 21% in the 18-34 age group think positively of Biden’s performance.
“Young adults are a key demographic, which Democrats won in the 2022 midterm elections. But Biden was not on the ticket,” the report noted.
The Democrat occupant of the White House is also polling poorly among independent female voters, where he has an approval rating of 31%.
“The Democrat Party did very well with women in the midterm election, likely due to the issue of abortion,” Breitbart commented.
The public opinion survey discovered that Joe Biden’s approval is below 50% in all demographic groups except black voters.
Among black independents, he got 50% approval and 33% disapproval.
The Civiqs poll has had an average of 295,820 responses between January 20, 2021, and December 7, 2022.
The pollster’s model of public opinion surveying claims to capture both quick and gradual changes in the attitudes of various demographic groups nationwide.
President Joe Biden’s low standing with independent voters is worse than that of his potential new-old rival in the 2024 presidential election, former Republican US President Donald Trump.
The Civiqs poll found that Trump has a 36% approval among independents compared with a disapproval rating of 53%.
The report pointed out that many Democratic Party insiders consider Biden “too old to run” for another White House term.
Biden is already the oldest US president in history, and he would be 86 by the time he completed a potential second term.
“If he were 60 and not 80, there would be absolutely no doubt,” Barack Obama’s former chief strategist David Axelrod recently told The New York Times.
At the same time, other Democrats think Biden has no alternative for the 2024 presidential nomination, especially considering the party’s stronger-than-expected performance in the 2022 midterm elections.
“Even if Biden was running for reelection, I think we could have seen a few people run against him. But now, I think he’s got a clear field. I think what the midterms did accomplish is they silenced that [opposition],” Democrat strategist Cooper Teboe told The Hill.
Biden’s approval rating among independents is below 30 percent as he considers launching a reelection campaign. https://t.co/R0keGiLSg7
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) December 11, 2022