According to an AP-NORC poll released on Friday (April 21), more than 80 percent of Democrats said they were likely to vote for President Biden in 2024, though only a minority said they wanted him to run again.
According to the poll, only 26 percent of the total number of respondents and 47 percent of Democratic respondents want Biden to run again, with many citing his age as a concern.
Biden is expected to formally announce his 2024 reelection bid at an event as early as next week, Tuesday (April 25).
These figures come amid reports that the President’s approval rating dipped below 40 percent this month, two percentage points down from 42 percent in March.
Despite the sliding approval rating, the polling figures are still an increase from January, when only 38 percent of Democrats said they wanted Biden to run.
Biden’s approval rating is weakest among youthful Democrats, with only 25 percent of those younger than 45 revealing they would “definitely” support the President, compared with 56 percent among older Democrats who felt the same.
Fifty-one percent of Democrats 45 years old and younger polled said they would “probably” vote for Biden.
Despite this, Biden’s unfavorable figures still put Biden in a better position than Republican front-runner, former President Donald Trump.
The poll showed 65 percent of all respondents, regardless of party affiliation, would not vote for Trump in 2024, which includes 53 percent who said they would definitely not vote for Trump.
Those who wouldn’t vote for Biden only amounted to 56 percent, nine percentage points lower than Trump’s.