Just 23% of Democratic primary voters would choose President Joe Biden for a second term, a “shocking” sign of his unpopularity within liberal ranks, according to the latest look at the 2024 race.
While still on top of a list of potential 2024 Democratic primary candidates, Biden has hit another low point in the monthly survey from McLaughlin & Associates, a GOP polling firm.
Former first lady Michelle Obama, meanwhile, is surging as the only Democrat threatening Biden. Her support among Democratic primary voters is 19%, up from 16% in November.
Notably, support for 2016 Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, who has stirred new reports that she’s eager to run again, came from just 4% of Democratic primary voters. And Vice President Kamala Harris is also an afterthought at 7%.
The McLaughlin survey tests the 2024 race every month. It gives Democrats a slight edge in those polled, 37% to 36% for Republicans. The rest are self-described independents.
In addition to recording poor support for Biden and his policies, the survey found growing eagerness for former President Donald Trump to run again. Trump at last week’s Conservative Political Action Conference gave his strongest signal yet that he will run.