According to a poll of New Hampshire voters, only 9% said they want President Biden back to run. However, 20% said they would “probably” vote for him to run. According to a University of New Hampshire Survey Center poll, 52% of voters said they don’t want Biden running again in 2022, up from 43% in 2021.
Only 54% of likely Democratic voters said Biden should run again, a sharp drop from the 74% of self identified Democrats who wanted Biden to be re-elected in University of New Hampshire’s 2021 survey.
According to a Wednesday poll, Kamala Harris’ approval in New Hampshire is much lower than President Biden’s. The poll measures support for potential 2024 candidates.
The University of New Hampshire poll showed Harris had 23% favorability, while Biden was at 23%. However, the number of likely Democratic primary voters who saw Harris unfavorably is significantly higher. Sixty-four per cent of respondents see Harris as unfavorable as a potential Democratic presidential nominee for 2024, compared with 56% who saw Biden unfavorably.
Biden’s net negative 30 percentage point is tied for the lowest, which was established in May 2020, just a few months after he won the Democratic nomination.
An earlier Fox News poll found that Harris was unpopular with likely voters. 39% viewed her favorably, and 56% viewed her unfavorably.
Recent speculation about a Democratic nominee has grown in response to the president’s low approval ratings, fears about his age, and the possibility of a disastrous midterm election for Democrats.
The University of New Hampshire also surveyed potential Republican presidential nominees. Voters had a favorable view of Florida Governor. Ron DeSantis is more popular than Trump.
39% of likely Republican primary voters said they would support Florida’s first governor and 37% said that they would support the former president. The survey provided respondents with a list of possible candidates for the GOP presidential nomination in 2024. DeSantis’ margin was within the sampling error.
New Hampshire is the first state to hold a primary in the presidential nomination cycle. It has been a battleground state for decades. Trump lost four of the state’s electoral votes to Hillary Clinton in 2016, a narrow margin. Biden won the state by seven points in 2020.
According to the poll, Trump would be outnumbered by Biden in New Hampshire by 50%-43%, but DeSantis is ahead of Biden by 47%-46%.
The UNH Survey Center poll took place June 16-20. 845 likely voters in 2024, including 318 likely GOP primaries voters, were questioned online. The overall sampling error for the survey is +/- 3.4 percentage points. For likely GOP primary voters, it’s +/- 5.5 percentage points.