Few voters are looking forward to a potential rematch between President Biden and former President Trump, according to a poll released Sunday, even as the pair prepare their campaigns for a potential collision.
More Republicans and Democrats say their parties should nominate someone else for the 2024 race than believe it should be Trump and Biden, according to the ABC-Washington Post poll. Fifty-eight percent of Democrats support nominating someone other than Biden, and 49% of Republicans want their nominee to be someone other than Trump.
The lack of enthusiasm from both parties for the candidates comes as the haters prepare for another race for the White House. Biden has said he intends to run but has not officially announced a campaign. He currently has no Democratic challenger. Trump has already launched his 2024 campaign but would face opposition within his own party to win the nomination.
In a hypothetical rematch, Trump held a 48% to 45% advantage over Biden, a result that falls within the new poll’s margin of error of 3.5 percentage points.
Biden also earned a 42% approval rating in the poll of 1,003 people, his highest rating in the ABC-Washington Post poll since April.
Weak enthusiasm for Biden may raise eyebrows after the midterm elections in which Democrats performed better than expected. Democrats were able to maintain a majority in the Senate while nearly retaining the House. But Biden’s approval has remained low, as the president hasn’t reached the 50% Jobs approval threshold since June 2021.