President Joe Biden continues to receive bad news in the form of sagging poll numbers.
One recent survey shared by The National Pulse was particularly troubling for the president, finding that a significant number of Democratic voters regret supporting him in November’s election.
Polling result highlights
The Rasmussen Reports poll was conducted between Monday and Tuesday and included responses from 1,000 likely voters.
One of the questions included asked whether respondents regretted their vote in the 2020 presidential election. Roughly 9% of Democrats and 12% of moderates indicated that they did, which could potentially be enough to swing a close race.
Voters between 18 and 39 years old had a slightly higher rate of regret and about 14% of Black respondents said they would take back their votes.
Although there is some assumption involved in determining which candidate those in each group regretted supporting, but pollsters did ask participants who received their vote in November.
According to those results, Biden was the candidate supported by 83% of Democrats, 51% of moderates, and 70% of Black voters.
A pattern of unpopularity
Another question included in the poll adds insult to injury, asking respondents who they would vote for “if the next presidential election were held today.”
Only 37% of voters indicated that they would vote for Biden, compared to the 45% who told pollsters in the same survey that they voted for Biden last year. In fact, Trump would win the theoretical matchup with support from 43% of voters surveyed.
Amid a failed U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan and the Taliban uprising in that country, polls are universally reporting a sharp decline in the president’s approval rating. In fact, a Reuters poll conducted on Monday found that just 46% of respondents approve of Biden’s job performance — a staggering seven-point drop from the same poll when the question was asked on Friday.
For the president’s many conservative critics, low approval ratings might not be surprising. Biden’s policies on the border, economics, Afghanistan, or any number of other issues have drawn sharp opposition from the right.
As the latest Rasmussen poll suggests, however, some moderate and liberal voters might now be starting to realize the error of their ways after seven months of the Biden administration.