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A new Marist poll indicates that perhaps even the Left is coming around to the idea that President Joe Biden is out of his depth.

The percentage of Americans who say they want him to run as the incumbent in 2024 is outweighed by those who want a different person as the Democratic presidential nominee, according to the survey published Monday.

Forty-four percent of Democrat respondents said someone other than Biden has the best chance to win in 2024, whereas only 36 percent said Biden has a better chance. Twenty percent said they were unsure.

On the Republican side, 50 percent of those polled said they believe former President Trump gives the GOP the best chance at a victory in 2024, while 35 percent said they prefer a new nominee, with 14 percent of respondents currently uncertain.

Biden’s approval numbers continue to fall, sinking to the low forties, the worst decline of any president since World War II.

In the Marist poll, Biden’s approval rating among all respondents was just 44 percent, with 49 percent disapproving of his handling of the U.S. presidency. A recent NBC survey showed similar results, with only 42 percent approving of Biden’s performance.

When asked about election integrity, 62 percent of respondents say they will trust the results of the 2024 presidential election even if their “preferred” candidate is defeated. Broken down by party, that confidence is mostly held by Democrats at a whopping 82 percent. Conversely, just 33 percent of Republicans polled said they would trust the results of the 2024 election were their candidate to lose. Among independents, 68 percent said they would accept the results as fair.

Another part of the poll asked about voter confidence in local and state governments, whose responsibility it is to hold elections at all levels, though the Left is continually trying to nationalize the presidential election process and longs to grant statehood to Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico as part of that scheme.

As such, and consistent with the intensifying dichotomy between the Left and the Right, 60 percent of Republicans have less confidence in the ability of their local and state governments to hold fair elections and accurately count votes. Predictably, only 20 percent of Democrats and 32 percent of independents feel similarly.

Joe Biden’s declining poll numbers can be attributed – with little difficulty – to his congenitally ruinous foreign policy, inflation, and the ongoing supply chain debacle, as well as his administration’s smug indifference to the disastrous and unmitigated crisis along the southern border … to name just a few causes for the septuagenarian’s imploding presidency (which hurts We the People more than it hurts him.)

The poll was conducted by NPR, PBS, and Marist College. Other data points in the Marist poll found that 42 percent of respondents believe that the Democrat Party is “the bigger threat” to democracy, while 51 percent said the Republican Party was, and 8 percent said that both parties are a threat to democracy.

The interviews were conducted from Oct. 18 through Oct. 22. The margin of error was plus/minus 6.4 percentage points for Democrats and Democrat-leaning independents, and plus/minus 6.8 percentage points for Republicans and Republican-leaning independents.

Frank Webster

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