One in five Americans want to take their vote for Biden BACK: Poll shows 20% regret voting for him as president while his approval rating continues to drop
- More males regretted their vote than females, as did more minorities than white people
- Young Biden voters were more likely to regret their vote than older ones
- Three in 10 Republicans who voted for Biden now regret doing so
- The poll was conducted before even the fall of Kabul and the ensuing Republican calls for impeachment over Biden’s handling of the Afghanistan withdrawal
One-fifth of voters who marked Joe Biden’s name on their ballot now want their vote back, according to a new poll.
A poll conducted by Zogby Analytics found 20 percent of Biden voters now regret their choice, 4 percent aren’t sure and 76 percent still have confidence in the commander-in-chief.
Nearly three in ten (29%) Republicans who voted Biden regretted it, while one-fifth (20%) of Democrats felt the same and 14% of Independents.
Men were far more likely to regret their vote than women – 27% of males regretted their vote for the Democratic ticket, where only 13% of females felt the same.
Young people and minorities were also far more likely to regret their vote. Hispanics regretted their vote the most, 33% of them, where 25% of African Americans felt the same, as did 16% of white people.
Meanwhile, 27% of voters 18-29 regretted their vote for Biden, 30% of voters 30-49 felt the same. Only 10% of voters 50-64 regretted their Biden vote and 6% of those 65+ felt the same.
Biden’s approval rating has dipped to 44%, while 51% disapprove, according to a ABC News/Washington Post survey
According to a poll conducted by Zogby, 20 percent of Biden voters now regret their choice, 4 percent aren’t sure and 76 percent still have confidence in the commander-in-chief
The survey, conducted online with 2,173 Biden-voting respondents, was taken the week of Aug. 5-13, before the fall of Kabul and the most recent onslaught of criticism Biden has faced for his handling of the Afghanistan withdrawal.
Most interestingly, urban voters regretted their vote more than suburban and rural ones. Twenty-eight percent of urban Biden voters regretted their vote while only 14% of suburban voters felt the same, as did 12% of rural voters.
‘On the surface it doesn’t seem like much, especially if you look at the three quarters of likely voters who did not regret their vote,’ pollster Jonathan Zogby wrote.
But, he said, ‘If you take into consideration the size of the electorate, and how the last two Presidential elections (2016 and 2020) were decided by tens of thousands of votes in a handful of battleground states, this could really hurt President Biden’s chances in 2024.’
Biden’s approval rating has dipped to 44%, while 51% disapprove, according to a ABC News/Washington Post survey.
A breakdown of the numbers shows just 36 percent of Independent voters approving of Biden, while only 8 percent of Republicans think he’s doing a good job.
His approval is still strong amongst fellow Democrats at 86 percent – though it’s a steep drop to just 56 percent approving of his job in Afghanistan.
The 44 percent figure is a six-point drop from Biden’s June approval numbers. His disapproval shot up by nine points since then.