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April 13, 2023
20% of voters who marked Joe Biden‘s name on their ballot now want their vote back, according to a new poll.
A poll carried out by Zogby Analytics found that 1 in 5 Biden voters now regret their choice, 4 percent aren’t sure and 76 percent still have confidence in the President. 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.
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.
“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 an ABC News/Washington Post survey. The 44 percent figure is a six-point drop from Biden’s June approval numbers. His disapproval shot up by nine points since then.
ARTICLE: PAUL MURDOCH
MANAGING EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE
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