Poll: Less Than 58 Percent of Dems Would Vote for Biden in 2024 Primary

Poll: Less Than 58 Percent of Dems Would Vote for Biden in 2024 Primary Poll: Less Than 58 Percent of Dems Would Vote for Biden in 2024 Primary U.S. President Joe Biden. (Anna Moneymaker/Getty)

By Nick Koutsobinas | Tuesday, 18 May 2021 04:25 PM

Nearly 37 percent of Democrats say they would "absolutely" vote for President Joe Biden in the 2024 primaries while 20.7 percent say they would “likely” vote for the incumbent, totaling 57.4 percent, according to a poll released Tuesday by the Trafalgar Group.

Comparitavely, 49.1 percent of GOP voters say they would "absolutely" support former President Donald Trump in a Republican primary in 2024 if he chooses to run and 34.9 percent say they would vote for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis if No. 45 sits out.

The poll also found:

  • 20.7 percent of Democrats say they would "likely" vote for Biden
  • 26 percent of Democrats say they would vote for someone else entirely if Biden does not run in 2024 and 41.3 percent say they would put their support behind Vice President Kamala Harris
  • 48.3 percent say they approve of the job Biden is doing compared with 47.5 percent who say they disapprove

Democratic National Committee chairman Jaime Harrison in early April said the Democratic brand is broken and receiving the support it should.

"And so I want to spend a lot of time, energy, and effort understanding why the brand is where it is, what it is and how, and what we can do in order to improve it," Harrison said.

With Biden and Congressional Democrats having passed a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, and now promoting a $2.25 trillion infrastructure plan, Harrison said his party needs to stress its accomplishments, especially in rural areas and red states.

"We have to take credit and claim the things that we will have gotten done over the course of this next two years," Harrison said. "We're going to do a lot for rural America.

"The American Rescue Plan has so much in there for rural communities across this country. And it will have a huge benefit, this infrastructure plan, when we get this done. The broadband component in it alone will totally transform rural America."

The poll, conducted by the Trafalgar Group, had a 95 percent confidence rating, a 2.47 percent margin of error, and a 1.79 percent response rate.