Zogby Poll: One in five Biden voters say they want to take back their 2020 vote

Biden remorse apparently continues to maintain its hold on the U.S. electorate according to a series of recent polls, including those compiled by liberal organizations.

Perhaps most worrisome for the Democrats, left-leaning Zogby Analytics has found that overall, 20 percent of those who cast a ballot for President Joe Biden regret voting for him, including 21 percent of Democrats.

In mid-August, Rasmussen Reports determined that only 37 percent of likely U.S. voters would vote to reelect Biden.

Plus, in taking the political temperature of 1,200 registered voters last week using a multimedia approach, Emerson College claims that in a hypothetical Biden-Trump 2024 rematch, POTUS 45 would prevail by 47 percent to 46 percent.

The data also indicated strong support among Republicans for “Trump or a Trumpian candidate” rather than someone like Utah Senator Mitt Romney, whom Emerson decided to include for some odd reason.

 

“Why does this matter? 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,” Zogby explained.

It is also notable that Zogby took the online poll of about 2,000 voters before the Biden-created debacle in Afghanistan.

“But even though Joe Biden has suffered humiliating defeats in recent weeks, he still has time to recover. One still gets the sense his ship is sinking fast, and he might not have any lifeboats aboard to save him,” the pollster noted.

The breakdown of data from likely voters (which is traditionally considered a more reliable metric than registered voters) suggested that more of the under-40 demographic wants to take back their vote than those over 50.

Men were twice as likely as women to have second thoughts about voting for the Democrat ticket. Hispanics (33 percent) and African-Americans (25 percent) are apparently more regretful than white voters (16 percent)

Only 14 percent of independents indicated regret as opposed to, as noted above, 21 percent of Democrats, and 29 percent of Biden-voting Republicans.

Consumers who shop at Walmart, via Amazon, and especially cryptocurrency investors, are really down on Biden (27 percent, 29 percent, and 44 percent, respectively).

Zogby’s data about independents seems to perhaps run counter to an NPR/PBS News Hour/Marist poll conducted by telephone that indicated, among other things, that only 36 percent of unaffiliated voters approve of Biden’s job performance.

In a lengthy Morning Consult national tracking survey in late August co-sponsored with the generally liberal Politico website, moreover, almost two-thirds of Americans indicated that things in the U.S. have “pretty seriously gotten off on the wrong track.”

The same number, 61 percent, disapproved of Biden’s handling of the Afghanistan crisis. And 49 percent disapproved of Biden’s overall job performance.

There are a lot of polls floating around with varying methodologies obviously, and numbers of this nature can be volatile depending, in part, on the news cycle. The Real Clear Politics aggregate of nine polls currently gives Biden an overall job approval rate of just 45 percent.

Rasmussen also claims that 52 percent of likely voters think that Biden should step down from office over the way he handled or mishandled the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan and 60 percent are supposedly calling for his impeachment.

Biden was narrowly elected over Trump in 2020 amidst a flurry of mail-in ballots without chain-of-custody measures or signature verification in certain key precincts.

A purported 20 percent erosion in support thus could have huge ramifications in 2024 or perhaps even indirectly on the congressional midterm elections in 2022.

Robert Jonathan

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