Biden’s approval rating stands at just 41% and only 36% support Kamala Harris in the latest poll as they prepare for their White House run in 2024
- New poll shows 41% approve of Biden’s job; 36% of Harris
- Duo is expected to run for second term
President Joe Biden’s approval rating continues to stagnate, while Vice President Kamala Harris is plummeting in a new poll as the duo prepare to run for a second term.
Biden’s approval sits at 41%, which is about where he averages, in the new Monmouth University poll. Harris’ approval rating, meanwhile, was at a low 36%.
According to Five Thirty-Eight, the average presidential approval rating is 43%. The vice president average is 38%, according to the statistics blog.
The president has not formally announced that he will seek another four years in the White House, but he has said he intends to do so.
And he has hinted that there will be an announcement soon.
At an event at the White House on Wednesday afternoon for the National Medal of the Arts, Biden noted how author Colson Whitehead, one of the honorees, had won back-to-back Pulitzer Prizes.
“I’m kind of looking for back-to-back myself,” he said, drawing illicit cheers from the crowd.
Biden has also compared his presidency to actions by Republicans, a message that will easily translate into a re-election campaign.
And he organizes events on issues that appeal to voters. Last week, he was on the West Coast raising money for the Democratic Party and touting his administration’s work to lower the cost of prescription drugs, an issue the White House considers a winning issue for them on their way. to the 2024 elections.
In his remarks, he denounced Republicans for trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act and cut Social Security and Medicare.
And he joked that lower drug prices are a popular issue.
“It’s much more popular than me,” he said as the audience chuckled.
He spent much of the speech comparing his ideas to Republican proposals and, as he has often done, shared his own family’s struggles with health care costs when his son Beau was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2015.
President Joe Biden joked about running for a second term at a National Medal of Arts ceremony on Thursday — above, he presents a medal to actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Vice President Kamala Harris with husband Doug Emhoff
And earlier in March, he cleared a $6.8 trillion budget that imposes higher taxes on the wealthy, targets businesses and gives a huge boost to social programs such as childcare and paid family leave.
He proposed extensions to preschool, child care, paid family leave, elder care, housing, child tax credit, and Medicaid — all popular programs with Democratic voters.
And it set the stage for a clash of federal priorities with Republicans, who are demanding federal spending cuts to reduce the deficit.